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Women and Leadership - Current Challenges and Paths Forward

At the Emerald Library Theater, Leverett House, Harvard College

An Interactive Workshop for Harvard Women Facilitated by Joan Bragar ’76, EdD ‘90, a leadership development and coaching expert.

Doors open at 6 pm for informal networking and refreshments. 

Many barriers have fallen since women got the vote in America almost one hundred years ago. But sadly, we are still facing enormous challenges to full participation in public life.

Recent events have shown that many women have the principled and courageous leadership that is needed to face these challenges. Our voices and perspectives continue to be essential in both the private and public sectors.

We continue to face barriers to full participation as leaders. Though many of these barriers are subtle and unconscious, we are dismayed to see that recent political events have promoted the acceptance of explicit discrimination and sexism.

We need to support each other as we learn how to sustain our accomplishments, and move forward to balanced leadership in our organizations and in society.

Come to a dialogue to learn and share with Harvard women:

  • How do we build on and sustain the progress of the past century?
  • How can we have our voices heard in all spheres of public life?
  • How can we support each other to ensure that women can lead effectively in the current climate?

Refreshments: Refreshments and light savory and sweet snacks will be served 

Speaker: Joan Bragar ’76, EdD ‘90; Joan’s website:

Reservation fee $5

Contact and Questions

Siri Uotila, Harvard AB, '10, MBA '16, MPP '16, ANHW Steering Committee Member,