Barbara Franklin

Barbara Franklin

A Few Good Women

Learn about early efforts to recruit women to government.


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Responsibilities

In 1969, President Nixon created the Task Force on Women’s Rights and Responsibilities that aimed to recruit and train women for upper-level governmental position.

Does the government have a responsibility to actively create opportunities for minority groups?


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ABOUT THE EPISODE

In 1969, the Nixon administration launched a little-known initiative to recruit women to government. President Nixon’s then staff assistant, Barbara Franklin, led the effort. She talks about the project and the special collection of oral histories that document it.

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ABOUT THE GUEST

Barbara Franklin is President and Chief Executive Officer of Barbara Franklin Enterprises, a private investment and consulting firm headquartered in Washington, DC.

Franklin served as the 29th U.S. Secretary of Commerce in the administration of President George H.W. Bush. She has directed fourteen public companies and is currently a director of two. She received the prestigious John J. McCloy award in 1992 for her outstanding contributions to audit excellence.

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PENN STATE CONNECTION

Franklin is a Pennsylvania State University Alumnus.

WHERE TO WATCH

Big Ten Network

Monday, April 5 at 12pm
Tuesday, April 6 at 9pm

WPSU

Thursday, April 8 at 9pm

ABOUT THE HOST

Veteran interviewer Patty Satalia hosts in-depth conversations with a broad range of remarkable people.


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