Winter 2010

Winter 2010

Magical Meetings

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

Barnard Around the World

The College takes up President Spar’s challenge to increase its international presence

Into the Blogosphere

Keeping an online journal brings together family, friends, and fellow travelers

In the Lead

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.

Translation Spoken Here

These four women have translated thousands of texts, ranging from Russian plays to Japanese animation scripts. Credit their liberal educations, a tendency toward perfectionism—and the power of pure serendipity.

Elections

Alumnae Association elections