Health activist Mary Woodard Lasker
When Suzy and I were growing up, Mary Lasker was a role model, and as I was beginning my career in business, I recognized the political savvy and social grace she wielded with the precision of a scalpel. She was responsible for the perennial daffodils visible from Lady Bird Johnson’s window at the White House—and for the Congressional declaration of a national war on cancer.
The lesson wasn’t lost on me back then, but I only recently encompassed its full meaning. Read more about what I learned from Mary Lasker in Promise Me.
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