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This week, the incomparable Eleanor Roosevelt is in our spotlight.

Roosevelt dramatically transformed the role of First Lady during her husband Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s time as President of the United States. In addition to using her status as a platform for addressing human rights and children’s and women’s issues, she also worked on behalf of the League of Women Voters and traveled abroad to motivate U.S. troops during World War II.

Her passion for service did not end when her husband died in 1945. Roosevelt became a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly, eventually rising to chair of the U.N.’s Human Rights Commission. She also helped write the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a consequential demonstration of her passion for helping others.

The well-known quote we’ve featured above encourages us to take risks — whether in life or in business — in order to reach new heights or achieve goals we may have previously considered out of reach. In overcoming our fears and finding our strength, we can find greater purpose.

Do you want to learn more about this amazing woman? Our cofounder, Sue Williams, wrote and directed a very widely-acclaimed and well-respected documentary about her life through her film company, Ambrica Productions. Check it out!

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