In the July 6, 2009 issue of Time Magazine, President Franklin D. Roosevelt is featured for his impact on the American economy during the Great Depression. In a featured article of her own, The Relentless Mrs. Roosevelt is featured in her own right for the impact she had as well.
Mrs. Roosevelt carved out her own niche and started many of the practices we see other first ladies continuing to do today. Mrs. Roosevelt was the first to hold press conferences and to visit US Soldiers at war unaccompanied by her husband. She was humble and authentic, qualities that great leaders possess.
Author Robin Berber wrote a book featuring Eleanor’s unique contributions as a leader: Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way: Timeless Strategies from the First Lady of Courage. We encourage you to read more about the women in leadership roles. Perhaps we have another great Eleanor in our midst!