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Center for Women and Business at Bentley University Presents Judge Nancy Gertner at Tufts Health Plan Speaker Series
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As part of the Tufts Health Plan Speaker Series, the Center for Women and Business at Bentley University presented Judge Nancy Gertner, retired U.S. district court judge for Massachusetts. The program was held on October 26.
Gertner’s presentation, “Unconventional Leadership: Achieving Justice During Times of Change,” explored her personal path to leadership and the lessons that it offers to all who would succeed in a world of increasing complexity and conflict. Her address was followed by a question-and-answer period. Gertner’s book, In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate, was available for purchase.
About Judge Nancy Gertner: Judge Nancy Gertner is a renowned jurist, lawyer, teacher and author whose accomplishments have been recognized by numerous organizations and academic institutions. Stepping down in September from the position she has held since 1994 as U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Massachusetts, Judge Gertner will join the Harvard Law School faculty as Professor of Practice.
Nominated to the bench by President Clinton, Judge Gertner brought to the Court a formidable intelligence, a commitment to listening to all parties and giving each a fair hearing, and an insistence on clarity – in her oral decisions as well as her written opinions – that leaves no question about either her reasoning or the result.
BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu.
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