Geneva, N.Y.—”Using Business for Social Change: The Harper Method” will be the next in the spring lecture series hosted by Hobart and William Smith Colleges' Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men. Jane Plitt will offer her presentation at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library, on Pulteney Street, on the HWS campus. A morning seminar discussion will be held at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 8, in Room 212, Demarest Hall.
Jane Plitt is the author of Martha Matilda Harper and the American Dream, about Martha Matilda Harper, who created an international chain of beauty shops. Plitt is a visiting scholar at the University of Rochester, and gives presentations about business as a vehicle for social change, using Harper as a model. A women's rights advocate, she started the Rochester chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, and worked to end sex-segregated restaurants and want-ads in N.Y. State. In 1979, she founded her own business consulting and labor arbitration firm.
This lecture is free and open to the public.