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Debora Spar

President of Barnard College; Author, "Wonder Women: Sex, Power and the Quest for Perfection"

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Debora Spar Biography

Debora L. Spar became the seventh president of Barnard College on July 1, 2008.

Since her arrival at the College, Spar has been a vocal proponent of womens education and leadership, spearheading initiatives that include the Athena Center for Leadership Studies, an interdisciplinary center devoted to the theory and practice of women's leadership, and Barnards Global Symposium series, an annual gathering of high-profile and accomplished female leaders held each year in a different region of the world.

A political scientist by training, Spars scholarly research focuses on issues of international political economy, examining how rules are established in new or emerging markets and how firms and governments together shape the evolving global economy. She is the author of numerous books, including Ruling the Waves: Cycles of Invention, Chaos, and Wealth from the Compass to the Internet (2001) and The Baby Business: How Money, Science, and Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception (2006). Her next book, titled Wonder Women: Sex, Power and the Quest for Perfection, is due to be published in September 2013.

Spar is a graduate of Georgetown Universitys School of Foreign Service, and received her doctorate in government from Harvard. She is a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences and currently serves as a trustee of the Nightingale-Bamford School and a director of Goldman Sachs. Prior to coming to Barnard, Spar was the Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration and had served as senior associate dean for faculty research and development at Harvard Business School. At Harvard she taught courses on the politics of international business, comparative capitalism, and economic development.

President Spar is married to Miltos Catomeris, an architect whose specialty is academic, institutional and corporate campuses. They are the parents of three children.

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Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection

Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection

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  • Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection

    As one of the youngest female professors to be tenured at Harvard Business School and a mother of three, Debora Spar swore to young women that they could have it all. “We thought we could just glide into the new era of equality, with babies, board seats, and husbands in tow,” she says. “We were wrong.” In this highly entertaining and inspiring talk, Spar explores how American women’s lives have—and have not—changed over the past fifty years. Armed with reams of new research, she details how women struggled for power and instead got stuck in an endless quest for perfection. The challenges confronting women are more complex than ever, she says, and they are challenges that come inherently and inevitably from being female. Both deeply personal and statistically rich, Spar shares her story and the story of our culture, and provides a road map for the future.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Debora Spar for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Debora Spar, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Debora Spar or any other celebrity of your choice.
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    Booking fees for Debora Spar, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Debora Spar, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Debora Spar for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Debora Spar for your next private or corporate function.
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President of Barnard College; Author, "Wonder Women: Sex, Power and the Quest for Perfection"

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Debora Spar Biography

Debora L. Spar became the seventh president of Barnard College on July 1, 2008.

Since her arrival at the College, Spar has been a vocal proponent of womens education and leadership, spearheading initiatives that include the Athena Center for Leadership Studies, an interdisciplinary center devoted to the theory and practice of women's leadership, and Barnards Global Symposium series, an annual gathering of high-profile and accomplished female leaders held each year in a different region of the world.

A political scientist by training, Spars scholarly research focuses on issues of international political economy, examining how rules are established in new or emerging markets and how firms and governments together shape the evolving global economy. She is the author of numerous books, including Ruling the Waves: Cycles of Invention, Chaos, and Wealth from the Compass to the Internet (2001) and The Baby Business: How Money, Science, and Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception (2006). Her next book, titled Wonder Women: Sex, Power and the Quest for Perfection, is due to be published in September 2013.

Spar is a graduate of Georgetown Universitys School of Foreign Service, and received her doctorate in government from Harvard. She is a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences and currently serves as a trustee of the Nightingale-Bamford School and a director of Goldman Sachs. Prior to coming to Barnard, Spar was the Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration and had served as senior associate dean for faculty research and development at Harvard Business School. At Harvard she taught courses on the politics of international business, comparative capitalism, and economic development.

President Spar is married to Miltos Catomeris, an architect whose specialty is academic, institutional and corporate campuses. They are the parents of three children.

Debora Spar Videos

  • Leadership Assembly 2016 - In Conversation with Debora L. Spar
  • Commencement 2015: Debora Spar
  • Debora Spar on Women's (Impossible) Quest for Perfection -

Debora Spar Books

Debora Spar Speaking Topics

  • Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection

    As one of the youngest female professors to be tenured at Harvard Business School and a mother of three, Debora Spar swore to young women that they could have it all. “We thought we could just glide into the new era of equality, with babies, board seats, and husbands in tow,” she says. “We were wrong.” In this highly entertaining and inspiring talk, Spar explores how American women’s lives have—and have not—changed over the past fifty years. Armed with reams of new research, she details how women struggled for power and instead got stuck in an endless quest for perfection. The challenges confronting women are more complex than ever, she says, and they are challenges that come inherently and inevitably from being female. Both deeply personal and statistically rich, Spar shares her story and the story of our culture, and provides a road map for the future.

FAQs on booking Debora Spar

  • How to book Debora Spar?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Debora Spar for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Debora Spar, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Debora Spar or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Debora Spar?

    Booking fees for Debora Spar, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Debora Spar, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Debora Spar?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Debora Spar for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Debora Spar for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Debora Spar or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Debora Spar or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Debora Spar is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection. The estimated speaking fee range to book Debora Spar for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Debora Spar generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rebecca Walker, Carly Fiorina, Dr. Scilla Elworthy, Helena Morrissey and Kristie Kennedy. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Debora Spar for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Debora Spar Speaker Videos

  • Leadership Assembly 2016 - In Conversation with Debora L. Spar
    Commencement 2015: Debora Spar
  • Debora Spar on Women's (Impossible) Quest for Perfection -
    Rethinking failure | Debora Spar | TEDxBarnardCollege
  • Debora L. Spar at Stanford 1

Debora Spar Speaking Topics

  • Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection

    As one of the youngest female professors to be tenured at Harvard Business School and a mother of three, Debora Spar swore to young women that they could have it all. “We thought we could just glide into the new era of equality, with babies, board seats, and husbands in tow,” she says. “We were wrong.” In this highly entertaining and inspiring talk, Spar explores how American women’s lives have—and have not—changed over the past fifty years. Armed with reams of new research, she details how women struggled for power and instead got stuck in an endless quest for perfection. The challenges confronting women are more complex than ever, she says, and they are challenges that come inherently and inevitably from being female. Both deeply personal and statistically rich, Spar shares her story and the story of our culture, and provides a road map for the future.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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