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Machiavelli for Women: Power in the Workplace

Tue, March 1, 2022
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Stacey Vanek Smith

In her new book, "Machiavelli For Women," NPR host of  The Indicator from Planet Money Stacey Vanek Smith looks at how women can apply the principles of the 16th-century philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli to their 21st-century work lives and shatter the glass ceiling once and for all. Using Machiavelli’s "The Prince" as a guide to understanding behavior and power in Renaissance politics, Smith demonstrates how women can use those same principles today to take and maintain power in careers where they have long been cast as second-best.

Ms. Vanek Smith is the featured speaker for the 2022 Women and Leadership Alliance program at CMC; her Athenaeum presentation is co-sponsored by the Open Academy at CMC.

Stacey Vanek Smith is a longtime public radio reporter and host, highly regarded for her insight and journalism on work, business, and economics. Previously she served as a correspondent and host for NPR’s Planet Money as well as the NPR show Marketplace. She is the host of NPR’s daily podcast, The Indicator from Planet Money. Her work has appeared on All things Considered, Consider This, Morning Edition, Up First, Weekend All Things Considered, It’s Been A Minute, with Sam Sanders, How I Built This, and Rough Translation, as well as in Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Awl and People Magazine.

A native of Idaho, Vanek Smith grew up in Boise and on her parents' cattle ranch in western Idaho. She is a graduate of Princeton University and holds a master’s in broadcast journalism from Columbia University. She was awarded the Ferris Teaching Grant from Princeton University in 2019 and taught a course in audio journalism.

She lives in Brooklyn where she spends most of her time broadcasting out of her broom closet, hiking, cooking, rock climbing, and watching Netflix.

Ms. Vanek Smith is the featured speaker for the 2022 Women and Leadership Alliance program at CMC; her Athenaeum presentation is co-sponsored by the Open Academy at CMC.

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