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In the late 1950s, the eminent anthropologist, professor, museum curator, winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and Barnard alumna Margaret Mead ’23 invited young photographer Ken Heyman, whom she had met earlier during his student days at Columbia, to accompany her on a field trip to Bali.

Alumnae Association elections

Born or bred, women leaders still remain less the rule than the exception, commanding our curiosity and attention. What brought them to the pinnacle of their professions? Intense focus, the guidance of an enlightened mentor, networks of other professionals, sheer ambition combined with a sharp intellect, a talent for taking chances, or all of the above? In conjunction with the launch of The Athena Center for Leadership Studies, we asked five outstanding alumnae leaders in a variety of professions about their careers, leadership styles, and shortlists of leadership requirements. Read on and see if you agree.

The Girl With Mermaid Hair, Delia Ephron '66

The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis, Lydia Davis '70

Mentors, Muses & Monsters: 30 Writers on the People Who Changed Their Lives, Edited By Elizaneth Benedict ’76

Alumnae Association President's letter

A new way to build support for Barnard

Last word by Elizabeth Langer '68