Bill Bernbach was a true leader and innovator in the advertising and marketing business. He believed that, “all of us who professionally use the mass media are the shapers of society. We can vulgarize society. We can brutalize it. Or we can help lift it onto a higher level.”
His undiminished enthusiasm and interest in the mechanics of the world brought Boeing deeply into so many different worlds, but it is in aeronautics that his big thinking and attention to detail has left the biggest leadership legacy.
A Nobel prize Winner, she was a very significant environmental leader who also led the fight for human rights and women’s equality across the world. She excelled educationally and later succeeded in her political and human rights work often under extreme opposition.
She was born the daughter of a Maori chief in Northern Hokianga, New Zealand in 1895. She showed leadership qualities at a very early age and was particularly influenced by her father's roles as community leader and catechist for the Catholic Church.
In 1945, Wilma Mankiller was born the sixth of eleven children to a poor family in Oklahoma. As part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Relocation Program, her family was moved away from their rural lifestyle to San Francisco.