December 5, 2012 - 8:30am - 11:30am | The Washington Post, 1150 15th Street NW
On December 5, Washington Post Live convened exceptional women across diverse fields -- from business to politics to arts. This high profile forum highlighted standouts; leaders in different fields who happen to be women. The forum provided an opportunity for other women, young and old, to hear directly from successful women about their challenges, motivations and thinking.
Solis told she wasn’t college material, to take secretary pathHilda Solis, Secretary of Labor, talks of how a high school counselor discouraged her from going to college and told to set her sights lower.
Jackson recalls career path - from collecting bumble bees to MITShirley Ann Jackson, President, Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute, said, “I was told a colored girl should learn a trade [by a professor at MIT].... so I decided I would learn a trade and that would be physics.”
We asked for advice from exceptional women in academia, business, media, politics and the arts. Here’s what they said.
Successful women discuss their careers - from collecting live bumble bees to meandering with purpose.