50 minutes | Jun 1, 2021

Susan Herman: Building a career on your core beliefs and putting yourself in the way of luck

She built her career on her core beliefs, fighting for fairness and civil liberties, leading to her pivotal role as the President of the ACLU through both the Trump and Obama Administrations.Meet Susan Herman, inaugural Ruth Bader Ginsburg Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School.Susan has always been a fighter, battling a sexist American education system as early as third grade. She opens up about how she was perceived as a woman pursuing a law education in the 1960s when university doors were just opening for women students. Susan shares tips on dealing with controversy on both a personal and national level, diving into how she led a national organization during such a tumultuous time. Listen in to hear how you can harness the power of your purpose and discover the tips ceiling breakers have used to find success. Follow Susan on Twitter: @Susan_N_HermanQuotes We Keep In Mind“I put myself in the way of that luck.”"I just really felt for people who were being treated as if they didn't matter. They can't do that to you. They can't tell you who to be and that you're not important.""You don't become a successful woman by trying to imitate being a man. You figure out, you know, there are a lot of women who are soft-spoken, but they're going to get their words in."MIND THE CEILING LINKEDIN COMMUNITY: https://www.linkedin.com/company/mindtheceilingMIND THE CEILINGINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/mindtheceilingMIND THE CEILING SHOWNOTES: http://mindtheceiling.comSeason 2 of Mind the Ceiling!This season features incredibly candid conversations on making hard choices that lead to a more equitable workplace, building the world you want to live in, and jumping out of planes for justice.I am honored to have had the chance to chat with these fearless womxn on how they are charting new paths, leading organizations, and fearlessly doing it with passion and purpose.If you need to catch up on season 1, you can listen now!
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