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Making a Business of Change: American Women in Business

Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Morton Auditorium, The George Washington University, 805 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052
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National Women's History Museum and The George Washington University invite you to Forum 2 in the Initiating Change/Adapting to Change series - Making a Business of Change: American Women in Business.

Panel: Deryl McKissack
Founder of McKissack & McKissack

Dr. Pamela Laird
University of Colorado Denver
Professor and Chair of the History Department

Tuesday November 12, 2013 - Lecture, 5:30-6:30pm (starts promptly)
Morton Auditorium, The George Washington University
805 21st Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20052
(first floor of the MPA Building)

A wine & cheese reception will follow the lecture from 6:30-7pm.
This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required for admission and must be made by Friday, November 8, 2013.


The American dream is often described as the belief that hard work and ambition are the keys to economic and social advancement. Popular culture celebrates the image of the self-made man. However, research shows that social capital is infinitely more important to success than either talent or drive. Robust networks and connections are critical to success. Historically, women were left out of power networks, but as larger numbers entered into career fields they learned to forge alternate networks. Rather than waiting for opportunity, many successful women have created their own opportunities and in doing so challenged the notion of business as usual.

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