Jane Maas was in the thick of the advertising industry during the 60's at Ogilvy & Mather. She began her career as a copy writer, and was eventually promoted to Vice President, to then go on and become president of a New York agency. Maas ran some of the most successful ad campaigns - most notably the "I Love NY", she flew in propeller planes of on-location shoots, and paved the way for future generations - all in high heels, pencil skirts and perfectly coiffed hair.
The writer Adrienne Rich has died after a long illness. She was 82. Rich is best known for her poetry, which mirrored the times in which she wrote. Her work grew increasingly political during the 1960s and '70s, and she was a touchstone for the feminist movement. Joining me to talk to about Rich's work is the poet and critic Linda Gregerson. And Linda, I wonder what the experience is for you of reading an Adrienne Rich poem. How would you describe it?
According to our next guest, in their efforts to juggle schoolwork and extracurricular activities, family life and social lives, friends, as well as relationships online and the real world, many girls begin to lose sight of who they really are, and instead work overtime to please their friends, parents, teachers, and others.
In her new book, The Myth of the Perfect Girl, Ana Hamoyoun presents advice to empower both parents and girls themselves to discover what true success and happiness means to them — and how to work to achieve it.