Exemplary women

Monday, April 30, 2012 - 15:20 in Psychology & Sociology

Faculty, students, and staff gathered at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge on Thursday to honor Emmy Award-winning producer Rebecca Eaton and Harvard undergraduate Naseemah Mohamed ’12, the recipients of the 2012 Women’s Leadership Awards. The ceremony and dinner, coordinated by the Harvard College Women’s Center, promotes awareness of women’s and gender issues, and supports “contributions by women that challenge, motivate, and inspire.” Eaton, executive producer of the public broadcasting series “Masterpiece,” accepted the Women’s Professional Achievement Award. She expressed her gratitude for the honor, but joked that she knew that she was really invited because the crowd “wanted to hear about the hit drama ‘Downton Abbey.’” (Season 3 is in production, she said. It will be 10 hours long and air in the U.K. in September.) Turning serious, Eaton said that there was something odd about speaking to undergraduates about leadership because she felt closer to their age than hers (64). “It’s hard...

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