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Elizabeth Ippolito: Why I'm Giving Up on Perfect

Elizabeth Ippolito | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Ippolito

We put mounds of pressure on ourselves. Now, in our 20's and 30's, we're well on our way to having it "all" (or close to it). And we're crumbling under the pressure. We're blaming ourselves for failure and well, we're weeping over pork roast.

On Being Wonder Women

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 02.16.2014 | Women
Allison O'Kelly

I come by my superwoman alter ego honestly. Executive. Parent. Wife. Taxi Service. Scheduler. Soccer Mom. Overnight Doctor. The list goes on. Unfortunately, the consistent drive to maintain impractical standards of success has worn us down.

When to Lean Out

Karen Gifford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Karen Gifford

What could you could do with the time you spend at that dull committee meeting, or baking cookies for your daughter's bake sale, or whatever nagging commitment you unconsciously put ahead of working on that idea that means so much to you?

Debora Spar, Barnard President: Women Are Still More Scrutinized Than Men For How They Look

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 10.08.2013 | Style

It's tough to be a powerful woman in the spotlight. While you may be higher up than many men and serve in a role previously held by a guy, you've stil...

Why Women Can't Have It All -- And Shouldn't Even Try

The Huffington Post | Lori Leibovich | Posted 03.03.2014 | Women

In her new book, Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection, Debora Spar persuasively argues that despite all the gains women have made in...

Why Women Should Brag About Their Stay-At-Home Husbands

Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents

Debora Spar, President of Barnard College and author of "Wonder Women," recently joined HuffPost Live to discuss her new book and the state of women i...

Debora Spar On The Real Difference Between Men And Women At Work

Posted 09.23.2013 | Women

As someone who is familiar with the nuances of both female-dominated and male-dominated workplaces, Barnard College president Debora Spar knows that t...

Why She Thinks Marissa Mayer Has Been 'Attacked Unfairly'

Posted 09.23.2013 | Women

Debora Spar has some wise words for all working women who are trying to "have it all": Don’t try. The Barnard College president appeared on HuffP...

This College President Just Might Be The Next Sheryl Sandberg

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.18.2013 | Women

Debora Spar knows what it's like to try to "have it all." The Barnard College president and former Harvard Business School professor has juggled a dem...