Barbara Kurshan and Kathy Hurley on InnovateHers

Key Points

  • Women are a majority in nearly all higher education schools, except for business school.

  • Everyone needs to be more open-minded to network – escape your tribe, learn and listen. 

Barbara Bobbi Kurshan and Kathy Hurley Innovatehers

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Dr. Barbara “Bobbi” Kurshan and Kathy Hurley the co-authors of the new book InnovateHERs: Why Purpose Driven Entrepreneurial Women Rise to the Top.

Dr. Barbara “Bobbi” Kurshan, is the President of Educorp Consultants Corporation and Senior Innovation Advisor, at the Graduate School of Education, Education Entrepreneurship, University of Pennsylvania, and a former education industry entrepreneur. 

Kathy Hurley is a former senior executive for numerous educational publishing and technology companies, including IBM and Pearson. After retiring from Pearson, she was selected as a Fellow of the Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) at Harvard University and co-founded a global nonprofit organization, Girls Thinking Global.


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