Modern Lessons on Leadership From Eleanor Roosevelt

September 12, 2014 3:03 AM

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Modern Lessons on Leadership From Eleanor Roosevelt

While preparing for the premiere of our newest program, I was shocked to learn that many of my younger colleagues were only vaguely familiar with the legacy of Eleanor Roosevelt. For so many women of my generation, she was a seminal figure who led the way in showing that women have a responsibility to play an active role in public life.

Born into a prominent family, Eleanor Roosevelt could have lived a life that was expected of her generation. Instead, she chose to dedicate her life to public service, and fought tirelessly until her death to advance social equality and ensure that all people were granted basic human rights. Very of...

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