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Tilghman participates in women's leadership summit

Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman was among 150 women leaders who gathered in Washington, D.C., last Friday for the inaugural National Women's Leadership Summit.

An initiative of The White House Project , the summit brought together women from business, sports, philanthropy, academia, law, labor, communications and the public sector to chart a new course for expanding women's leadership. Other participants included playwright Eve Ensler, Ford Foundation president Susan Berresford, scientist and former astronaut Mae Jemison and Dina Dublon, chief financial officer of J.P. Morgan Chase.

The conference leaders, Marie Wilson, president of The White House Project, and Heidi Miller, executive vice president of Bank One, led the top-level participants in examining issues facing women's leadership today, including "Where We Stand," "How to Get to the Tipping Point" of women's leadership, "Changing the Culture" and "Choosing to Lead."

"Women's leadership is at a critical juncture -- we could either fall behind our current pace of progress or be poised for a quantum leap forward," Wilson said. "The goal is to broaden and deepen women's leadership in every sector and to set a new strategic agenda for that endeavor."

The White House Project is a national, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing women's leadership in all spheres, including the U.S. presidency.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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