Press Coverage

Leaning In Without Falling Over
New York Times Book Review, April 11, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/13/books/review/what-works-for-women-at-work-by-joan-c-williams-and-rachel-dempsey.html?ref=review&_r=0

Princeton University Talk Explores the “Women’s Problem”
NJ.com, March 7, 2014
http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2014/03/princeton_university_talk_explores_the_womens_problem.html

Debora Spar – Confessions of a Reluctant Feminist
The Wharton Journal, February 22, 2014
http://whartonjournal.com/2014/02/22/debora-spar-confessions-of-a-reluctant-feminist/

Barnard College President Debora Spar Discusses New Book with Anne-Marie Slaughter
The Aspen Institute, January 16, 2014
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/16/debora-spar-and-annemarie_n_4610509.html

Debora Spar on Women’s (Impossible) Quest for Perfection
Knowledge@Wharton, January 13, 2014
https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/womens-quest-perfection-debora-spar/

MetroFocus: Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection
MetroFocus, January 8, 2014
http://www.thirteen.org/metrofocus/2014/01/wonder-women-sex-power-and-the-quest-for-perfection/

Wonder Women
The Rumpus, December 24, 2013
http://therumpus.net/2013/12/wonder-women-by-debora-l-spar/

Our Favorite Books of 2013
The Daily Worth, December, 2013
http://www.dailyworth.com/posts/2345-our-favorite-fiction-and-non-fiction-books-from-2013/2

The Quest for Perfection: Wonder Women by Debora L. Spar
Everyday E Book, December 18, 2013
http://www.everydayebook.com/2013/12/the-quest-for-perfection-wonder-women-by-debora-l-spar/

On Being Wonder Women
HuffPost Women, December 17, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/allison-okelly/on-being-wonder-women_b_4455150.html

2013 Books Every Leader Should Read
Washington Post, December, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-leadership/2013-books-every-leader-should-read/2013/12/16/290d326e-6426-11e3-aa81-e1dab1360323_gallery.html#photo=6

Myth of the “Wonder Woman” is Holding Women Back
The Clayman Institute, Stanford University, December 9, 2013
http://gender.stanford.edu/news/2013/myth-wonder-woman-holding-women-back

Debora Spar: Why Women Can’t Have It All
Forbes, November, 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10RFbpnbC4c&feature=youtu.be

What Men Can Do to Help Women Advance Their Careers
Harvard Business Review, November 8, 2013
http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/11/what-men-can-do-to-help-women-advance-their-careers/

For Barnard’s Spar Breasts Symbolize Tough Choices
Bloomberg, November 6, 2013
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-06/for-barnard-s-spar-breasts-symbloize-tough-choices.html

Barnard’s Debora Spar, Ann Tisch & Anne Adler on Schools for Women and Girls
Bloomberg EDU, October 25, 2013
https://soundcloud.com/janewilliams/barnards-debora-spar-ann-tisch

Forget About Controlling Your Thighs, and Other Wisdom from Debora Spar’s Wonder Women
Huff Post Women, October 23, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/linda-flanagan/forget-about-controlling-your-thighs_b_4143435.html

Debora L. Spar’s “Wonder Women”
The Page 99 Test, October 22, 2013
http://page99test.blogspot.com/2013/10/debora-l-spars-wonder-women.html

“Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection” by Debora L. Spar
The Washington Post, October 11, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/wonder-women-sex-power-and-the-quest-for-perfection-by-debora-l-spar/2013/10/11/131696a4-2b77-11e3-8ade-a1f23cda135e_story.html

25 Working Moms to Follow on Twitter 2013
Forbes, October 10, 2013
http://www.forbes.com/pictures/egdi45ffej/debora-spar/

“Satisficing”: How women can happily step away from the perfection myth
The Globe and Mail, October 3, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/relationships/satisficing-helping-women-step-away-from-the-perfection-myth/article14677030/

5 consejos para que las mujeres dejen de buscar la perfeccion
CNN Mexico, October 3, 2013
http://mexico.cnn.com/opinion/2013/10/03/opinion-5-consejos-para-que-las-mujeres-dejen-de-buscar-la-perfeccion

There Is No “We” in Feminism
Zocalo Public Square, October 3, 2013
http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2013/10/04/there-is-no-we-in-feminism/books/squaring-off/

How the Impossible Quest To “Have It All” May Set Women Up for Disappointment
PBS Newshour, October 2, 2013
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/social_issues/july-dec13/wonderwomen_10-02.html

Perfect is the Enemy of the Good Work-Life Balance
The Weekly Wonk, New America Foundation, October 3, 2013
http://weeklywonk.newamerica.net/articles/perfect-enemy-work-life-balance/

Networking is the New Feminism, For Good and Ill
Fortune, October 2, 2013
http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2013/10/02/networking-is-the-new-feminism-for-good-and-ill/?iid=SF_F_River

Ladies, Stop Trying To Be Perfect
CNN.com, October 2, 2013
http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/02/living/parents-perfectionism-tips-debora-spar/

Debora Spar, Barnard President, Says Women Can’t Have It All — And Shouldn’t Even Try
Huffington Post, September 30, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/debora-spar-wonder-women-making-it-work_n_4015978.html

Do Women Behave Differently At Work?
The Forward, September 30, 2013
http://blogs.forward.com/sisterhood-blog/184631/do-women-behave-differently-at-work/

Marriage Remains Popular Choice, Though Unknown Why
Women’s ENews, September 29, 2013
http://womensenews.org/story/marriagedivorce/130928/marriage-remains-popular-choice-though-unknown-why#.Ukl2HIasgyo

When Mommy Track Leads To Dead End
The Daily Beast, September 27, 2013
http://www.thedailybeast.com/witw/articles/2013/09/27/debora-spar-s-wonder-women-career-on-ramps-off-ramps-u-turns-and-dead-ends.html

The Hard Climb To the Top
Financial Times, September 27, 2013
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/375c13e2-2643-11e3-8ef6-00144feab7de.html#axzz2g88eV18G

Barnard College’s Debora L. Spar on “Wonder Women” and Leaning In Just Enough
The Washington Post, September 24, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/barnard-colleges-debora-l-spar-on-wonder-women-and-leaning-in-just-enough/2013/09/24/13635f76-2531-11e3-ad0d-b7c8d2a594b9_story_1.html

Barnard President Debora Spar on Women, Power, and Perfection
WNYC, The Leonard Lopate Show, September 23, 2013
http://www.wnyc.org/story/barnard-president-deborah-spar-women-power-and-perfection/

Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection
Bloomberg TV, September 23, 2013
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/sex-power-and-the-quest-for-perfection-NI4c6pMBQDqLTD7CjHfiCg.html

Book Review: Wonder Women: “Having it all” might be a quixotic quest
Columbus Dispatch, September 22, 2013
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2013/09/22/1-having-it-all-might-be-quixotic-quest.html

Book Review: Debora L. Spar on the Shackles of the Liberated Woman
The Globe and Mail, September 20, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/book-reviews/debora-l-spar-on-the-shackles-of-the-liberated-woman/article14443391/

Debora Spar on HuffPost Life
HuffPost Live, September 20, 2013
http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/debora-spar-barnard-college/5239e40478c90a4ea40001c5

Women Who Ruled the Week
Politico, September 19, 2013
http://www.politico.com/multimedia/video/2013/09/women-who-ruled-the-week.html

Trying To Be Perfect Is Destroying Us All
Jezebel, September 19, 2013
http://jezebel.com/trying-to-be-perfect-is-destroying-us-all-1328082106

“Wonder Women”
New Books, September 18, 2013
http://newreads.blogspot.com/2013/09/wonder-women.html

Should Women Try To Have It All?
CBS This Morning, September 17, 2013
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50155235n

Barnard President: Today’s “Wonder Women” Must Reframe Feminism
NPR, Fresh Air, September 16, 2013
http://www.npr.org/2013/09/16/223041014/barnard-president-todays-wonder-women-must-reframe-feminism

Q&A: The Woman Who Wants You to Lean Into Less
New York Magazine, The Cut, September 16, 2013
http://nymag.com/thecut/2013/09/qa-the-woman-who-wants-you-to-lean-into-less.html

Finding Satisfaction in Second Best
The New York Times, September 15, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/15/fashion/finding-satisfaction-in-second-best.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Where Feminism Went Wrong
Chronicle of Higher Education, September 2, 2013
http://chronicle.com/article/Where-Feminism-Went-Wrong/141293/

Women Don’t Need to Lead Better Than Men. They Need to Lead Differently.
Harvard Business Review, August 26, 2013
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/08/women_dont_need_to_lead_better.html

A Welcome to College Parents
The Huffington Post, August 26, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/debora-spar/college-move-in-day_b_3814721.html

Barnard College President: “No Woman Can Have It All”
ABC News, Good Morning America, August 16, 2013
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/barnard-college-president-debora-spar-woman-19979410

Serving Two Masters
Catholic News Agency, August 2013
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/cw/post.php?id=730

Stop That Woman!
Glamour Magazine, September 2013
http://www.glamour.com/inspired/2013/08/why-women-cant-have-it-all-according-to-barnard-college-president-debora-l-spar

Review from Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly, July 22, 2013
http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-374-29875-3

Gender segregation, fertility and the futility of Wonder Woman
Haaretz, July 5, 2013
http://www.haaretz.com/news/features/.premium-1.533831

Why Women Should Stop Trying to Be Perfect
The Daily Beast, September 24, 2012
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/09/23/why-women-should-stop-trying-to-be-perfect.html

Why Do Successful Women Feel So Guilty?
The Atlantic, June 28, 2012
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/06/why-do-successful-women-feelso-guilty/259079/