Women’s History Month Leader Feature: Susan Lee

Susan Lee

Susan Lee

March 12, 2021 · 5 min read

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Why is Women’s History Month important to you? 
“Women’s History Month is important to me because it creates increased visibility on the progress and accomplishments of women to those who may not have otherwise have had this awareness.  This is important because while there has been great progress and many accomplishments, there is still much more work to be done.  This work will not be completed in one month – however, with increased visibility and awareness I hope others are inspired to work on this 365 days a year.  This is what I personally believe is required to maintain and accelerate progress in the most critical areas.”

 

What inspiring woman would you like to spend the day with?
“There are many inspiring women both past and present that I would like to meet.   However, if I had to only choose one, I pick Harriet Tubman.  She represents a woman wearing multiple hats (mother, military leader) during a time when doing so literally meant risking life.  She was talented, smart, innovative, and engaged in political activism that changed the course of history and saved many lives.” 

 

As a leader in the organization, what has helped shape you the most?
“In terms of leadership style, I think exposure to a wide variety of leaders over the years has helped me understand that there is no “one size fits all” type of leadership that is most effective.  I have found that most impactful leaders are those who are authentic to who they are and what they believe in.  I aspire to be my authentic self every day because of this.”