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Olivas-Lujan speaks about successful women
Dr. Miguel Olivas-Lujan, professor of administrative science at Clarion University and co-author of the book "Successful Women of the Americas," presented information and experiences pertaining to the book at the Faculty Author Seminar Series on Feb. 20.
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Olivas-LujanÆs presentation explained the worldwide successful women project, which started in 1998. He shared their major findings, the book-publishing process, lessons learned and new developments that have emerged.
"Successful Women of the Americas" compares the psychological, social and cultural characteristics dealing with successful women across nations. The book relates what these women have in common and how they differ. The book also explains obstacles and barriers that women encounter.
The book was published in three languages in over a dozen outlets. It received 24 points out of 24 points by the Brazilian Ministry of Education. "Choice," a publication of the American Library Association, classified the book as highly competitive.
The research findings revolved around 1,100 survey responses, 300 interviews with women in nine countries, Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Jamaica, Mexico, St. Vincent, the Grenadines, and the United States.
The definition of success used to determine study participants included executives whom are business owners for more than three years; academics whom are full, tenured professors or high rank administrators; or professionals who own businesses in the legal, accounting, medical, dental or engineering fields.
Additional authors of the book include Betty Jane Punnett, Jo Ann Duffy, Suzy Fox, Ann Gregory, Terri R. Lituchy, Silvia Ines Monserrat, Neusa Maria Bastos F. Santos.
The 2007-08 Faculty Author Seminar Series will conclude Dr. Henry Alviani, professor of music at Clarion University, talking about his book, "ViceWorks," April 9, 12:15 p.m., level A, Carlson Library. The presentation is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served.