Here are three things I love about the tiny, notorious, serious if not always 100% sober justice.

She was a true professional.

RBG once said, “If you want to be a true professional, do something outside yourself.”

She defined professionalism in many ways:

  • She saw possibilities when others didn’t.
  • She encouraged when others felt defeated.
  • She demonstrated commitment when others paused.
  • She provided direction when there was no map.

She was an engaging leader.

RBG encouraged, “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”

An engaging leader stands for something that remains bright and steady as the North Star. And she inspires followership because she’s authentic in what she believes, how she behaves and why she does what she does.

She redefined the finish line.

“People ask me sometimes… ‘When will there be enough women on the court?’ And my answer is: ‘When there are nine.’”

Way to redefine the win. When have we settled for “good enough,” or proclaimed victory… when there was yet so much to be gained?

The octogenarian kept her mind and body sharp. In everything, she did her work to the very best of her ability.

Thank you, RBG.

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