Women in Charge

Women in Charge: Ana Mari Cauce

The president of the University of Washington on the importance of diversity in leadership.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by University of Washington.

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What is it like to be a woman who leads a university of 55,000 students? On this episode of Women in Charge, Julia Turner talks to Ana Mari Cauce, the president of the University of Washington, who progressed from assistant professor to president, all at the same institution.

They speak about how a leader should never be the smartest person in the room, about Cauce being an unlikely candidate for administration, and about the Race and Equity initiative at University of Washington.

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Podcast production by Jessica Jupiter.