March 18, 2014 – SPECIAL EVENT – Open to the Public – Presentation by Dr. Marianne Cooper

Women, Leadership and Education:

Leaning In

A Celebration for Women’s History Month 2014

Public Lecture by Dr. Marianne Cooper

Cooper-2-300x300Dr. Marianne Cooper, primary researcher for Lean In (Sheryl Sandberg, 2013) and accomplished scholar on issues of gender and leadership, will provide a behind-the-scenes view into the issues and research discussed in Lean In.  Her talk will highlight the barriers women face in trying to get to the top and what we can do better support girls and women in achieving their goals and ambitions.

Date:  Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Time:  8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Location:  Alumni Hall, Purdue University Calumet Campus

Light breakfast will be served. 

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About Dr. Cooper:  Marianne Cooper is a sociologist at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University and a contributor to  She was the lead researcher for Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.  She is an expert on gender, family life, work, and social inequality.  She writes, speaks, and consults about these issues for media outlets, companies, and professional groups.  Her forthcoming book, Cut Adrift: Families in Insecure Times (, examines how families are coping in an insecure age.  She received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.  Learn more about Dr. Cooper’s work at her blog

Sponsored by:
College of Business
The Leadership Center at Purdue University Calumet
Multicultural Campus Council
Women’s Studies Program
Student Activities