Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sotomayor's membership in all-female Belizean Grove ...

I see from today's headlines that this is creating some controversy for the Supreme Court nominee, but I think it's terrific! I'm glad Sotomayor saw the benefit of networking with women. I think it speaks well for her, although I must say that reading a partial list of the group's members (e.g., "ambassadors and top executives of Goldman Sachs, Victoria’s Secret and Harley-Davidson") was a reminder of the extraordinary elitism of such groups, be they male or female. Are we destined to network within our "class," even if across racial, ethnic, and sometimes gender lines?

Read a report by Charlie Savage and David D. Kirkpatrick in the New York Times here.

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