Ann Curry, National and International Anchor/Correspondent, NBC News, is an example of valor and intelligence in journalism. She has traveled the world and repeatedly taken on hazardous visits to remote parts of the globe to report social, cultural and economic problems in depth and without regard for “political correctness”. She has made an important contribution to our understanding of the impact of the societies in which we live on the behavior of men and women.
Eileen Murray, Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer at Bridgewater Associates, LLP, is a long-time leader in improving the position of women in the corporate financial world. She is not an advocate of blind “gender -equality” in the workforce, promoting women only because they are women, but has helped fashion our understanding of the unique talents and abilities of each sex. Her work has repeatedly demonstrated that companies which meld men and women into effective working teams have better performances than those which are stuck in the “old view” of paternalism and which define women as indecisive and emotionally and cognitively less competent than men
Dr. Marianne Legato, Professor Emerita of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University is an internationally known academic physician, author, lecturer, and specialist in gender-specific medicine. She is founding member of the International Society for Gender Medicine and also the founder and director of The Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University and its next iteration, The Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine. These enterprises are the first collaborations between academic medicine and the private sector focused solely on gender-specific medicine: the science of how normal human biology differs between men and women and of how the diagnosis and treatment of disease differs as a function of gender and sex. Her ground breaking textbook on Gender-and Sex Specific Medicine has been published in 2017 in the 3rd edition.
She has published extensively on Gender and Sex Specific Medicine, both scientifically and for the lay public. She is also the founding editor of the journal Gender Medicine, and the Journal Gender and Genome, published for the scientific community. In 1992, Dr. Legato won the American Heart Association’s Blakeslee Award for the best book written for the lay public on cardiovascular disease. She is a practicing internist in New York City and has been listed each year in New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” since the feature’s inception in 1993.