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7:00pm EDT January 26, 2009

Where were you born? North Carolina

What was your very first job? The very first job I ever had was unpaid. It was supporting voter registration in my community. The very first paid job outside of my family was baby-sitting.

If you could be one superhero, who would you be and why?

I already am that. My children have assured me over and over and my husband from time to time, as well, that I’m Wonder Woman. I’ll tell you why Wonder Woman appeals to me, not just from the incredible ability to do super, wonderful things, but also, it means that you stay in a place of permanent wonder, as long as we’re wondering how, as long as we’re wondering what and if, I think we keep growing. And to me that really does enable you to experience superpowers.

Biggest life lesson: No matter who you call God, call on God every day. Then be quiet and listen.

More leadership lessons: One is never compromise who you are personally to become who you wish to be professionally. And the other is, the result is the truth.