How have female innovators fundamentally altered our lives? We’ll talk with Wendy Kopp, who conceived of Teach for America as a college student and helped the organization change the nation’s educational system. In the medical realm, Dr. Paula Hammond joins us to discuss her pioneering cancer research at MIT and how she’s using nanotechnology to achieve scientific breakthroughs. And historian Paula Byrne argues that one of the greatest female writers ever, Jane Austen, was both a transformative artist and a powerful career woman. Join us and take a peek into the world of great women innovators.
This special aired Friday, March 14, 2014 at 10 AM and 8 PM.