In this special talk, Professor Sheena Iyengar of Columbia Business School explored the positive impact of educating women, illuminating social, political, and economic effects with true stories of women from her own life. She weaved together hard facts and numbers with sagas of personal experience in order to present a narrative that resonates on every level, from the individual to the national, across the globe.
Roopa Purushothaman, the celebrated economist and founder of Avsara – an all girl leadership school, moderated the audience Q&A session after the talk.
Professor Sheena Iyengar is the author of the bestselling book The Art of Choosing, the S.T. Lee Professor of Business in the Management Division of the Columbia Business School and Director, Global Leadership Matrix. As a world renowned expert on the subject of choice, Professor Iyengar's insights are invaluable not only to businesses looking to improve strategy, leadership and customer relations, but to every individual trying to make positive and lasting changes to his or her life. Her TED talk on how to make choosing easier has been viewed over 2.1million times.