Carol Dweck '67, the groundbreaking psychologist behind mindset theory, and the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, delivered the keynote address at Barnard Convocation in September, 2017. Dweck emphasized the importance of using the "tremendous resources of this great College and University and to become the person you want to be—the person who, over time, will make your unique contribution to your world and the people in it."

Before taking the stage, she shared the reasons for her fascination with the mind as well as insights and advice to students on making the most of their time at Barnard. Enjoy her take on the following topics: 

Life Lessons

Being the First is a series of conversations filmed in front of a live audience. For upcoming event dates, visit the events page.