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  • The New York Times said you played "a pivotal yet little-known role in establishing women’s studies in the American college curriculum, and financing early research about the inequities women faced in the workplace and other realms of society."

    Your colleagues called you fairy godmother.

    You were a Harvard economist, a Ford Foundation Program Officer, a visionary, a doer, a mover, a shaker.

    You were the Founding President of the National Council for Research on Women, where I worked after college, my first "grown up" job, and then returned to after graduate school.

    (Didn't every woman who came into contact with you then go get her own PhD?)

    Like so many, I knew you as the petite, understated woman behind the oversized wooden desk, who taught, by example, that it was not just possible but wholly appropriate for women to realize dreams.

    I will be forever grateful.

    Because you not only seed a movement.

    You seeded me.
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