Letter: Women at the head of the table
I appreciate Carrie Morgridge’s discussion about philanthropy in a recent article. I value her willingness to encourage women to have their voices heard. She goes on to suggest that women “… should have a seat at the table with men.” Upon reading these inspirational words I was reminded about President Obama’s thoughts on this issue.
President Obama, a graduate of Columbia University, gave the commencement speech at Barnard College on May 14, 2012. Barnard is a women’s college associated with Columbia University. During his eloquent speech, similar to Carrie Morgridge, the president called for women to follow their passion and have their voices heard. Not only did he call women to sit at the table with men, he challenged them to take a place of additional power and influence and “sit at the head of the table.”
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