Women in academia are often praised for their accomplishments but not recognized for the challenges they have faced and the tremendous strides they have made as women scholars. As a journal grounded in scholarship, we believe it is imperative to promote women in the academic world and to understand their unique experience.
Anne-Marie Slaughter is the President and CEO of the New America Foundation, a public policy institute and think tank based in Washington and New York. She received a B.A. from Princeton University, an M.Phil and D.Phil in international relations from Oxford and a J.D. from Harvard University. In June 2012 she published the article “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” in The Atlantic, one of the most read articles in the history of the magazine and sparked a national conversation about women’s leadership.
Estelle Freedman is a Stanford University Professor of History, specializing in American and women’s history. She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in history from Columbia University and her B.A. in history from Barnard College. She has taught at Stanford since 1976 and is a co-founder of the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program.
Debora Spar is the 11th President of Barnard College and a former Harvard Business School professor. She earned her doctorate in government from Harvard University and is a graduate of the Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She is also the author of three books, including the recent Wonder Woman: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection. As President of Barnard, Spar has spearheaded many initiatives to promote women and leadership including the Athena Center for Leadership Studies. Spar has become a strong voice in the current discourse on women’s leadership.