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The 2008 Stanton/Anthony Conversations-
Women Negotiating Leadership: The Consequences of Difference

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Moderator Biography:

Ann McDaniel

Ann McDaniel is a vice president of The Washington Post Company. Having assumed that role in September, 2001, she has corporate responsibility for three of the Company’s divisions: Newsweek, The Gazette Community Newspapers and The Daily Herald. She also oversees all aspects of the Company’s human resource and public relations efforts, including those at the Company’s affiliates.

Before joining the corporate staff of The Washington Post Company, McDaniel spent 17 years at Newsweek magazine where most recently she was managing editor and Washington bureau chief, supervising the magazine’s reporters and researchers in 23 editorial bureaus worldwide as well as in New York and Washington. She oversaw Newsweek’s coverage of the Monica Lewinsky story, which received a National Magazine Award for reporting in 1999.

Previously, McDaniel served as assistant managing editor and chief of correspondents at Newsweek. She covered the Bush administration as White House correspondent from 1988 to 1992. She was a key member of the 1992 election reporting team that earned Newsweek a Best in the Business award from the American Journalism Review and two National Magazine Awards for General Excellence and Single-Topic Issue. She first joined the magazine as a Washington correspondent in January 1984 to report on legal issues. McDaniel also worked for seven years at the Dallas Times Herald.

She received a BA degree from Vanderbilt University and a master of studies in law degree from Yale Law School. She is single and lives in Bethesda, MD.


Panelist Biographies:

Karen Smith Bogart

Karen Smith Bogart is President of Pacific Tributes, Inc., a start-up firm located in Santa Barbara, California, which provides large-format web-based printing services to select market segments. Before her move to Santa Barbara, Karen was a Senior Vice President of Eastman Kodak Company, serving as Chairman and President of Greater Asia, located in Shanghai, China.  She is also Co-Vice Chair of Women's Economic Ventures, a not-for-profit organization that works to build women’s economic success. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Geneseo; a M.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University; and, a M.B.A. from the University of Rochester.

Hannah Riley Bowles

Hannah Riley Bowles is Associate Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Her primary research interests are in gender in negotiation and leadership. She is interested in how gender influences the attainment of resources and opportunities for leadership. Earlier in her career, she was a research associate at the Conflict Management Group and Harvard Business School. She was a technical advisor to the Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mines of Costa Rica and has been a fellow at the Argentinean National Institute of Public Administration, the West German Parliament, and Oxford University's Forestry Institute. She has a D.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, an M.P.P. from the Kennedy School, and a B.A. from Smith College. She is also the faculty chair of the Women and Power program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Ilene Lang

Ilene Lang is the President of Catalyst, the leading research and advisory organization working with businesses and the professions to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women at work. Prior to joining Catalyst, Ms. Lang broke barriers in her own career as a pioneering female high-tech executive. She was the founding CEO of AltaVista Internet Software Inc, as well as a Senior Vice President at Lotus Development Corporation, responsible for the worldwide development and marketing of a $500+ million product line.  Ilene She earned a B.A. from Radcliffe College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Visit Catalyst's website by clicking here.