Nannerl Keohane: Realizing the Potential for Women's Leadership

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Join Professor Nannerl Keohane on Thursday, May 12th at 1pm EST for an important discussion on how female and male undergraduates at Princeton approach their college years, the differences in how they define leadership, and in their overall experience. 

A recent study from the Steering Committee on Undergraduate Women's Leadership makes specific suggestions on how to support young women on campuses, provide them real-life skill sets and make their existing leadership more "visible." Many of the patterns observed in the report are common to other co-ed campuses and have implications for how women advance in careers after graduation.

Dr. Keohane will outline current challenges as well as point to opportunities such as mentoring, a proven strategy to help bring greater gender equity to leadership. Melinda Wolfe of Bloomberg will offer a response following Dr. Keohane's presentation.  

Register today for this insightful webinar.


Nan Keohane writes and teaches in political philosophy, leadership and feminist theory. She has served as president of Wellesley College (1981-1993) and Duke University (1993-2004). She is the author of Thinking about Leadership (Princeton University Press 2010), Higher Ground: Ethics and Leadership in the Modern University (Duke University Press 2006) Philosophy and the State in France (1980) and co-edited Feminist Theory: a Critique of Ideology (1981). Keohane has taught at Swarthmore College, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University. She is also a member of the Harvard Corporation, and chairs the Board of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Her current research interests concern leadership and inequality, including gender issues. B.A. Wellesley College; M.A. St Anne’s College, Oxford University; Ph.D. Yale University. Professor Keohane is married to Robert Keohane; they have four children and eight grandchildren.

Melinda Wolfe has led talent management initiatives with a passionate focus on diversity at five major global companies over her career. In August 2008, she joined Bloomberg L.P. where she heads Professional Development, overseeing a full continuum of human capital management responsibilities. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Melinda was Senior Vice President, Executive Talent and Chief Diversity Officer with American Express. In addition, Ms. Wolfe chairs the National Council for Research on Women’s Corporate Circle; co-chairs the Hidden Brain Drain Task Force; and serves as a Commissioner for the NYC Mayor’s Commission on Women’s Issues. She holds positions as Adjunct Faculty member and Advisory Board member at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Ms. Wolfe received her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and her graduate degree at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.