Author of 'Women Count' to speak at Purdue

August 11, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Susan Bulkeley Butler, author of "Women Count," will continue the Purdue University Press 50th anniversary celebration.

"Launching the Decade for Women: An Evening of Discussion with Susan Bulkeley Butler" is 5-6:30 p.m. on Aug. 25 in Hicks Undergraduate Library, Room B848. The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Butler, a Purdue trustee emerita and the first female partner at Andersen Consulting, now known as Accenture, will present her new book, "Women Count: A Guide to Changing the World," in a book discussion-style forum that will be hosted by WBAA news director Mike Loizzo.

Published by Purdue University Press, "Women Count" is about breaking down the last barriers to women in business and society over the next decade. As founder and CEO of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Institute for the Development of Women Leaders, Butler's aspiration is to impact "zillions of women and girls to be all they can be." The presentation will take place on the eve of the 90th anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

Sponsored jointly by Purdue University Press and public radio station WBAA, the book's launch continues the celebration of 50 years of scholarly communication at Purdue. In addition to the event, WBAA will air an interview with Butler on AM 920 and FM 101.3 at 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Aug. 18. The interview, along with others in the Purdue University Press Celebrating 50 Years of Scholarly Communication at Purdue series, is available online at

Media Contact: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723,

Source: Charles Watkinson, director of Purdue University Press, 765-494-8251,