Dr. Sheena Iyengar is a true believer in mind over matter.

And she knows this through personal experience: she is legally blind. She lost her vision permanently due to retinitis pigmentosa – a rare degenerative eye disease – when she was still very young.

Yet, this disability did not slow her down. Iyengar, who has earned a PhD from Stanford University, is now one of the most respected psychologist in the U.S. The S.T. Lee Professor of Business at Columbia University and world expert on choice is well known for her award-winning book The Art of Choosing.

Iyengar was amongst the guest speakers who came to talk about the “transformative power of education” on the occasion of the Asian University for Women’s seventh annual scholarship fundraising event (AUW) in Tokyo last March. Continue reading “MINDSET: THE ROOT CAUSE OF GENDER INEQUALITY?”