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Kathleen Stone is the author of They Called Us Girls: Stories of Female Ambition from Suffrage to Mad Men, published by Cynren Press in 2022. The book is collection of biographical portraits of women who had professional careers in the mid-20th century, an era when women were expected to stay home. But these women defied conventional expectations and had "men's" jobs in law, medicine, science and other fields. Based on personal interviews and historical research, Kathleen unlocks the secrets of their ambitions.
Kathleen Stone knows something about female ambition. As a lawyer, she was a law clerk to a federal judge, a litigation partner in a law firm, and senior counsel at a financial institution. She also taught seminars on American law in six foreign countries, including as a Fulbright Senior Specialist. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares Blog, Arts Fuse, Los Angeles Review of Books, Timberline Review, and The Writer's Chronicle. She holds graduate degrees from Boston University School of Law and the Bennington Writing Seminars, and lives in Boston.