The seventh annual “Telling Our Stories” event,
held Tuesday, Sept. 13 in the Miller-Ward Alumni House, featured Frances
Smith Foster (left), Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and
Women’s Studies, and Martha Fineman, Robert W. Woodruff Professor
of Law. Both detailed the struggles of their early careers as women in
the academy and how those struggles made them stronger as time went on.
Foster, for instance, was told in eighth grade that, if she worked hard,
she might become a secretary in some college’s English department.
She now chairs Emory’s.
PHOTO CREDIT: ANN BORDEN
Pioneering career women
tell life stories
It was a celebration of two women, a conversation between two pioneers, a dialogue that crossed racial boundaries, an understanding between two mothers, an impromptu chat between two professors who laughed about having gone to see Menopause: The Musical together.
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