You would be hard-pressed to travel to anywhere in the world and not encounter the name Donna Karan, the New York fashion maven who set out in 1985 with a simple design mission – to make modern clothes for modern people.
Today, more young women than ever are dazzled by the idea of becoming doctors. They dominate medical schools as they do many other professional schools and higher education in general. It’s a far cry from 150 years ago when Elizabeth Blackwell made history as the first woman admitted to an American medical school. And it’s a far cry from the early 1970s when I applied to medical school in the midst of a changing society.