Author, activist and founder of Feministing.com, Jessica Valenti was recently named one of the "Top 100 Inspiring Women in the World" by The Guardian. Known largely for her work as a feminist writer, the Columbia Journalism Review reported her website, Feministing.com, to be "head and shoulders above almost any writing on women's issues in mainstream media."
Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, died Monday of pancreatic cancer. She's pictured here riding on the flight deck of the Space Shuttle Columbia in 1983. The physicist, author and professor was an inspiration to us all. (Photo: AP and NASA)
Jenny Boylan - American author and political activist. In 2014 she joined the faculty of Barnard College of Columbia University as the Anna Quindlen Writer-in-Residence, having previously been professor of English at Colby College in Maine. She is a trans woman. Her 2003 autobiography, She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders, was the first book by an openly transgender American to become a bestseller.
As a woman of Puerto Rican ancestry with an MBA from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business, Miriam's 25 years of hands-on brand management and advertising experience at premiere companies give her the advantage in selling products to women and to women of diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedIn Today my guest is Sara Avant Stover, a teacher of feminine spirituality and empowerment, and bestselling author & founder of The Way of the Happy Woman. Sara graduated from Columbia University’s all-women’s school, Barnard College. After a cancer scare in her early twenties, Sara moved to Thailand, where she lived for ten years and embarked... Read more »
Erica Jong (née Mann; born March 26, 1942) is an American author and teacher. She is better known for her fiction and poetry than her other works. A 1963 graduate of Barnard College, and with an M.A. in 18th century English Literature from Columbia University (1965). Jong is best known for her first novel, Fear of Flying (1973), which created a sensation with its frank treatment of a woman's sexual desires.
How to Make Your Writing (a Little Bit) Better~ 1) Be Bold (Even if You're Not) 2) Make Yourself into a Real-Life Elizabeth Bennet 3) Take the Contrarian Position 4) Don't Forget Your Inner Adult 5) Bring in the World
Nina Tandon, 33, postdoctoral researcher, Columbia University Résumé: As a kid, Tandon obsessively dismantled her vacuum-tube TV. After college, she got a biomedical engineering Ph.D. from Columbia, and today she works at Columbia's stem cells and tissue engineering lab, where the consummate multitasker (she just earned an MBA in her spare time) develops cardiac tissue to repair damage in heart attack patients. The goal? Create a living heart for transplants. Path to the Top: "Growing up in…