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EVENT: Women's Equity Expert Martha Burk Will Speak at the Ross School

3/23/2005 --

Burk, who has led the effort to open the Augusta National Golf Club—home of the Masters Golf Tournament—to women, will discuss her new book on gender discrimination in corporate America.

DATE: 7 p.m. March 29, 2005

EVENT: Martha Burk, leader of the effort to open the Augusta (Ga.) National Golf Club to women, will discuss her new book "Cult of Power: Sex Discrimination in Corporate America and What Can Be Done About It" in a free, public talk and book-signing.

Burk is chair of the National Council of Women's Organizations (NCWO), a network of nearly 200 national women's groups collectively representing 10 million women. She also is co-founder and president of the Center for Advancement of Public Policy, a research and policy analysis organization in Washington, D.C.

Since 2002, she has led the NCWO's effort to make the membership of Augusta—the official site of the men's PGA Masters Golf Tournament—open to women, and remains at the forefront of the debate.

PLACE: Hale Auditorium, on the main floor of Assembly Hall at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business (on the corner of Hill and Tappan streets).

SPONSORS: Office of Student Life and the Culture and Diversity Initiatives Committee at the Ross School of Business and Residence Education, a department in University Housing, a unit of the Division of Student Affairs.

MORE INFORMATION: Kevin Konecny, (734) 763-3161 or


For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat
Phone: (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847