https://www.wbur.org/events/690741/here-and-now-presents-trailblazers-women-news-leaders Online event
890 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02120
History, Virtual & Streaming
In conjunction with the New-York Historical Society exhibit, "Cover Story: Katharine Graham, CEO," Robin Young, co-host of WBUR and NPR's Here & Now, moderates a conversation about the progress women have made as leaders in news media throughout history and particularly in the last year.
Gloria Steinem - writer, lecturer, political activist, and feminist organizer (appearing virtually)
Jeanne Gardner Gutierrez - curatorial scholar in women's history, New York Historical Society
Linda Henry - CEO, Boston Globe Media Partners
Mitra Kalita - co-founder and CEO, URL Media
Both in-person and virtual tickets are available for this event.
About "Cover Story: Katharine Graham, CEO"
Native New Yorker Katharine Meyer Graham never expected to become the president, publisher, and CEO of the Washington Post, but she thrived in that position—and even helped end a war and a corrupt U.S. presidency by revealing the Pentagon Papers and Watergate to an outraged public. On display in the Joyce B. Cowin Women’s History Gallery at the New-York Historical Society, this exhibition examines a transformative period in Graham’s life, as her devotion to the Post helped her grow from a self-effacing widow into an authoritative, decisive media executive.