2014.07.26 【英译中】Ask Yourself How Will You Lead(十四)

发表于:2014-07-26 12:24 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

One of the reasons I was so excited to be here today is that this is the 50th anniversary of letting women into this school. Dean Noria, who is so passionate about getting more women into leadership positions, told me that he wanted me to speak this year for that reason. I met a woman from that first class once. She told me that when they first came in, they took a men’s room and converted it to a woman’s room. But they left the urinals in. She thought the message was clear – ‘we are not sure this whole woman thing is going to work out and if not, we don’t want to have to reinstall the urinals.’ The urinals are long gone. Let’s make sure that no one ever misses them.

今天我很激动来到这里的另一个原因是,今天是允许妇女进入学校接受教育的50周年纪念日。执着于让更多妇女进入领导层的Noria校长,他之所以希望我能在今年的毕业典礼上发表演讲也是基于这个原因。我曾经遇见过来自首届的一位女性。她告诉我,当第一届女性入学时,学校把一间男洗手间改成了女洗手间,却对男性小便器不作改动。她认为这个信息很明显——“我们并不确定让女性上学这件事是否靠谱,万一不靠谱,我们也不用重新安装男性小便器。”现在这些男性小便器当然不在了,让我们确信没有人会怀念它们吧。


As you and your classmates spread out across the globe and walk across this stage tomorrow, I wish for you four things: First, keep in touch via Facebook. This is critical to your future success! And since we’re public now, why you are there, click on an ad or two. Two, that you make the effort to speak as well as seek the truth. Three, that you remain true to and open about your authentic self. And four, that your generation accomplishes what mine has failed to do. Give us a world where half our homes are run by men and half our institutions are run by women. I’m pretty sure that would be a better world.
明天,当你和你的同学们遍布全球,行走在全球化的舞台时,我希望你们能记住四件事:第一,通过Facebook保持联系。这对于你在未来取得成功至关重要。既然我们现在已经是上市公司了,所以当你们登录Facebook时,请点击一两个广告吧。第二,尽你所能,说真话找真知。第三,保持“真我”,以“真我”待人。第四,我们这代人未能实现的事,将由你们这一代人来实现。为我们打造一个男女都能在工作、家庭中各自撑起半边天的世界。我确定这会是个更好的世界。

 

I  join everyone here in offering my most sincere congratulations to the HBS Class of 2012. With your authentic self, give yourselves a huge round of applause.
让我们一起向2012届哈佛商学院的毕业生们送上最真诚的祝福!与你们的“真我”一起,给你们自己一阵热烈的掌声!


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