Claire Bond Potter, professor of history, The New School Claire Bond Potter, professor of history, The New School

NEW YORK CITY—Because real estate works very heavily through networks, Claire Bond Potter, professor of history at The New School, says the #MeToo movement has particular relevance in this industry. Potter received a great deal of recent national attention for her opinion piece published in The New York Times, “Men Invented ‘Likability.’ Guess Who Benefits?” She then discussed the issues of sexism and gender bias on MSNBC and on “The Brian Lehrer Show” on WNYC. As an expert on gender and sexuality in history, Potter applies her insights to the real estate industry for

“There are a number of really top development and commercial real estate firms and they tend to operate very much as family businesses. That’s a kind of networking that women can often find very difficult to break into,” says Potter. “One of the things to think about with gender discrimination is when it is reaffirmed by other forms of exclusion.”

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Betsy Kim

Betsy Kim was the bureau chief, East Coast, and New York City reporter for Real Estate Forum and As a lawyer and journalist, Betsy has worked as the director of editorial and content for LexisNexis, a TV/multi-media journalist for NBC and CBS affiliated TV stations in the Midwest, and an associate producer at Court TV.

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