Nancy F. Cott

Director, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History, Harvard University; author (Bonds of Womanhood, Grounding of Modern Feminism, Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation)

The Center for New Words will reach out in so many useful directions! Now more than ever, robust programs for literacy, education in computer technology, and means of expression can bolster women’s and girls’ self-possession and, by enabling them to believe in themselves, foster their contributions to the world around them.