The Notorious RBG
From Harvard Law to the Supreme Court, we tip our Stout hat to this bold groundbreaker
From Real to ReelWhile the Betty Drapers of the world were setting the table for their men, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was taking at place at the table with them at Harvard Law School. A master at having it all before women even dreamed it was possible, Ginsburg built a personal and professional life that is now six decades strong.
That iron work ethic? Forged by caring for a toddler and a husband with cancer — while making Law Review at Harvard Law School. The cool-under-fire demeanor? A reminder from her mother that “useless” emotion like anger doesn’t accomplish goals. The still-growing legacy of change and opportunity for women? Built step-by-step on patience and the belief that attitudes could change, but that substantial change requires time.
Her incredible story and the monumental gains she has made have captivated not only women everywhere, but Hollywood as well, with her life currently being played out on the big screen to rave reviews.
It’s not every 85-year old who has their own hashtag, but #LessonsFromRBG are providing inspiration for strength and change. On the heels of Ginsburg’s receiving The Friendly Medal for contributions to the law, Michele Weldon of Take the Lead put together a list of 10 leadership lessons from the RGB story. From creating your own options to gratitude to understanding your power, Ginsburg’s life provides a real roadmap for effecting change while staying true to yourself. Her systematic approach to blazing new trails and challenging the status quo while maintaining a strong, supportive personal life is the epitome of bold, brave and determined — #STOUT.
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