Leaders Urge Women to Fight the Patriarchy, Make Money and Wear Flats at History Talks

Published to Variety on February 29, 2020

If there’s one lesson that Billie Jean King hopes to impart to the next generation of women looking to fight for gender equality, it’s this: Money is power.

That was the blunt message delivered by the legendary sports pioneer on Saturday morning during the opening session of History Talks, a daylong event at Carnegie Hall hosted by A+E Networks. King was featured alongside author and activist Gloria Steinem, “Top Chef” host and author Padma Lakshmi and Variety editor-in-chief Claudia Eller on a panel focused on how women in positions of authority have changed the culture. Investigative reporter Ronan Farrow moderated the discussion.

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