Pamela W. Laird
Professor of History, University of Colorado Denver
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Prof. Pamela W. Laird, Ph.D. will be coming to the Hub to talk to us about women’s progress in climbing government and corporate ladders over the last century.
Pamela Walker Laird is Professor of History at the University of Colorado Denver. Her publications include Pull: Networking and Success Since Benjamin Franklin (Harvard University Press, 2006), which won the 2006 Hagley Prize for the best book in business history and is available in Chinese; and Advertising Progress: American Business and the Rise of Consumer Marketing (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998), a Choice Outstanding Academic Book. Her other awards include the Harold F. Williamson Prize for contributions to business history, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, the CU Faculty Council Distinguished Service Award—twice. She has also received the CU Denver Faculty Mentor of the Year Award.
Pam has served as president of the Business History Conference, the oldest and largest international organization devoted to the scholarly study of business history and the history of capitalism.
Her work explores the history of American business cultures and how those business cultures affect and reflect broader cultural values and expectations. This presentation is based on her chapter in a forthcoming volume, The President and American Capitalism since 1945.
Pam holds a BS from Harvard University, an MA from Tufts University, and a PhD from Boston University.