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_Herman

Quotes 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.”




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