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Does the 'Wonder Woman CEO' Really Exist?

Barnard College president Debora Spar's new book explores the image of the "hyper-perfect" female leader. Debora Spar, the president of Barnard College, believes three words have made women hold themselves to an impossible standard. These words, she says, have perpetuated a lie that continues to fool generations of women in the workplace. The three words are "Having it all.
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