Community Invited to Seminar with Gender Equality Researcher Dr. Marianne Cooper March 20

Community members are invited to a special luncheon in honor of Women’s History Month on Thursday, March 20 featuring Marianne Cooper, Ph.D., lead researcher for the best-selling book, “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead.” The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Joliet Junior College Main Campus U-Building Auditorium, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet; the cost is $22 per person, and attendees can register and reserve their spot at Seating is limited, so attendees are encouraged to reserve spots soon.

Marianne Cooper, Ph.D.

In her presentation, Cooper will discuss her research for “Lean In” as well as her forthcoming book, “Cut Adrift: Families in Insecure Times.” In addition to being a writer and researcher, she is also a sociologist for Gender Studies at Stanford University and is a core team member of the Clayman Institute’s Voice and Influence program. Cooper received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.

This event is sponsored by ExxonMobil in partnership with Joliet Junior College and Joliet Township High School.

For more information about the event, contact JJC Director of Communications Kelly Rohder at (815) 280-2915 or

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