Past Events

The Past, Present and Future of Women in Leadership in Business and Civic Life

A W50+ Women at Harvard Business School Event

March 8, 2016 - Barbara Franklin was interviewed by Jean Case to celebrate International Women's Day

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George Bush Presidential Library Foundation

February 11, 2014 - Barbara Franklin gave an address and signed copies of the book in College Station, TX

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85 Broads PowerCircle Event

June 12, 2013 - Barbara Franklin in Rye, New York

"A Matter of Simple Justice -- The Story of A Few Good Women Swimming Against the Tide"

Executive Women in Government 10th Annual Summit, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

May 22, 2013 - Barbara Franklin in Washington, DC

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

May 8, 2013 - Keynote address by Barbara Franklin, Hartford, CT

"Purposeful Living; Just for Women"

Women's Forum New York

April 11, 2013 - Thursday Breakfast Presentation by Barbara Franklin

Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies

March 27, 2013 - Barbara Franklin, Washington, DC

Executive Women in Government

March 26, 2013 - Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington, DC

Barbara Franklin spoke as part of the Inside Government series.

Global Summit of Women's 2013 Colloquium on Global Diversity

February 22, 2013, 9 a.m. - International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC

Barbara Franklin participated in a panel discussion on the board's role in diversity implementation.

Penn State Professional Women's Network

October 10, 2012 -Barbara Franklin, National Press Club, Washington, DC

Aetna - Women's Leadership Event

September 27, 2012 - Barbara Franklin and Lee Stout, CT

Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning

August 8, 2012 - Lee Stout, State College, PA


Saturday, July 14, 2012, 3 p.m.

Lee Stout discussed and signed copies of the book at the third BookFestPA, part of the 2012 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. | More information

Schlow Centre Region Library
211 South Allen Street
State College, PA 16801

Richard Nixon Presidential Library

Monday, June 25, 2012, 1 p.m.

Join Barbara Hackman Franklin and Lee Stout for a discussion in the Nixon Library Theater, followed by a book signing in the Great Room. | More information

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Birthplace
18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Center for Women in Business, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, June 7, 2012, 4 p.m.

The Center for Women in Business will host a discussion with Barbara Hackman Franklin, Lee Stout, and former Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley. The session on A Matter of Simple Justice will be moderated by former Customs Commissioner Carol B. Hallett. A book signing will follow. | More information

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

1615 H Street, NW

Washington, DC 20062

Penn State University Libraries Book Event

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 3:30 p.m.

Barbara Hackman Franklin and Lee Stout discussed A Matter
of Simple Justice
and this time in women's history at the Penn State University Libraries.


Politics & Prose Bookstore

March 25, 2012, 1 p.m.

Lee Stout and Barbara Hackman Franklin discussed the book, took
audience questions, and signed books at Politics & Prose
Bookstore in Washington, D.C.


The National Archives - Book Launch Event

March 8, 2012,  7:30 p.m.

This launch event included a panel discussion and book signing for A Matter of Simple Justice.

The presentation featured Barbara Hackman Franklin, former White House staff member for recruiting women and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce; Lee Stout, author of A Matter of Simple Justice and Librarian Emeritus, Penn State University Libraries; and Helen Delich Bentley, former U.S. Congresswoman (1985-1995), Chairman, Federal Maritime Commission (1969-1975), and interviewee from the book. Judy Woodruff, Co-Anchor and Senior Correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, moderated the discussion. A book signing followed.