Carol Harvey

Assumption College Professor, Volunteer at Girls Inc, Big Brother, Big Sisters, Center for Women in Enterprise

"I think that there’s still a lot of barriers for women and they really need to have more degrees, they need to have better courses, they need to realize that how they talk to me, and being upright and confident, and they need to have all that. Because unfortunately we still have to be better to be considered equal. And that’s unfortunate but true. And as you can see from the history of my lifetime, that has improved greatly for women. But you still have to be that much smarter and that much better."


Carol Harvey grew up in the Clark University area of Worcester and raised her family in Worcester. She attended Anna Maria College, Assumption College, and earned a doctorate from the university of Massachusetts Amherst. In this interview Carol describes what is was like attending a women’s college, entering the workforce in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and balancing a career while raising children. She believes strongly in the value of mentors and strives to be a role model to her students at Assumption College and to those she meets through her volunteer activities at Girls Inc, Big Brother, Big Sisters, and the Center for Women in Enterprise.

Interview Date: 
November 20, 2008