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Wonder Women

Shelley Gazes: Simply Put: How Releasing Perfection Brought Me Closer to Success

Shelley Gazes | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women
Shelley Gazes

When I was younger, I assumed being tough on myself was the only way to remain on a steady path to "success." But I hadn't paused to define what success really meant to me.

Misery Never Felt So Rewarding

Linda Flanagan | Posted 03.19.2014 | Books
Linda Flanagan

Jennifer Senior's book All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood is a tonic to the realist school of childrearing, exploring the grind in the job along with the bliss. We're having no fun, and we are no fun, but we wouldn't do it any differently.

Forget About Controlling Your Thighs, and Other Wisdom from Debora Spar's Wonder Women

Linda Flanagan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Linda Flanagan

For any woman who has grappled with competing identities over the years, Spar's book is a refreshing acknowledgement of the impossible expectations women carry around with them, starting in adolescence and extending into old age.

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...

Dispelling Notions About What it Takes for Women to Achieve and Thrive

Jane Shure | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Jane Shure

I couldn't help but think about how these subtle yet ubiquitous messages are similar to the very thing that got Spar to think that achieving would be effortless.

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 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...

Debora L. Spar: Women, Despite Being Leaders, Are Still Not Wonder Women

Debora L. Spar | Posted 11.20.2013 | Women
Debora L. Spar

How did we get here, trapped into a very small corner by a movement that was supposed to free us? When did being good become being perfect? And, most importantly, where do we go from here?

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...

The Wonder Woman Act

Linda Durnell | Posted 06.10.2012 | Women
Linda Durnell

When we live our lives as a Wonder Woman, we can move mountains.

Superheroines Rule In 'Wonder Women!'

Posted 04.03.2012 | Arts

It's a bird! It's a plane! Actually, it's a statuesque woman with a golden lasso... In a genre mostly written by men for men about men, Wonder Woman...