FRAMINGHAM – Author of the book They Called Us Girls: Stories of Female Ambition From Suffrage to Mad Men will speak at the Callahan Center in Framingham on Thursday, April 27.
Author Kathleen Stone will give a free lecture at 2 p.m.
Pre-register to attend. Deadline to register is April 26. The event is for those age 55 and older.
The book is a collective biography of seven women – all born before 1935 – who aspired to professional jobs in the mid-20th century. It was an era when women
were expected to find fulfillment at home, innthe mold of TV’s June Cleaver. But these women broke the mold, defying expectations to succeed in jobs reserved almost exclusively for men.
Stone interviewed the women when they were in their 80-90s to discover the source of their ambitions and how they succeeded.
Stone holds a JD from the BU School of Law and an MFA from Bennington College. As a lawyer, she was a law clerk to a federal district court
judge, litigation partner in a law firm, senior counsel in a financial institution, and solo practitioner. She is now a full-time writer.