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Anne-Marie Slaughter Speaks at Dartmouth

Princeton professor and former director of policy planning for the US State Department Anne-Marie Slaughter presented “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All: Getting to a Place of Equal Opportunity” as part of the Leading Voices in Higher Education lecture series on Wednesday, April 3 at Dartmouth.

Her 2012 Atlantic essay, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” has fueled a national debate on how the difficulty of finding a work-family balance has limited women in the top echelons of business and government.

The rounds of debate over the “power gender gap” and the imperative for social, institutional change to close that gap have continued to swell, says Slaughter, the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton.

“I think I caught a generational wave and it turned into a tsunami,” Slaughter says.

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