Matina Horner

“What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers.”

– Matina Horner

About Matina Horner

American psychologist Matina
Horner is best known for her groundbreaking research in the late 1960’s on
smart women’s fear of success, which became known as the Horner Effect. She was
born in 1939 in Massachusetts. During her 17-year tenure as president of
Radcliffe College, she helped integrate the women’s college into a mainstream
presence for women on the Harvard University campus. She has received several
awards and serves on the boards of many institutions.


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