Amid Tradition, a Symbol of Change

The New York Times profiles Nicole M. Parent ’93, the first female president of the Harvard Club of New York City, which did not even admit women until 1973...

The New York Times profiles Nicole M. Parent ’93, the first female president of the Harvard Club of New York City, which did not even admit women until 1973.

Parent, a managing director at Credit Suisse, speaks about her efforts "to respect the club’s tradition while broadening the membership to make it resemble Harvard itself." She says: “You have to take a step back and realize that the default answer to everything can’t always be, ‘We do it this way because we’ve always done it this way.’ ”

Read the story: Decor is Crimson, and the Ceiling Isn’t Glass

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