Sherman is a former U.S. under secretary of state for political affairs and founding partner and former vice chair of the Albright Stonebridge Group, a leading international consulting firm. She led the U.S. negotiating team in the talks leading up to the Iran nuclear deal, for which she was awarded the National Security Medal by President Obama. Sherman currently serves as senior counselor at the Albright Stonebridge Group and as senior fellow at the Harvard Belfer Center. Image credit: BRIAN SNYDER/AFP/Getty Images
Earning a social work degree and community organizing gave Sherman the skills to adapt as she led negotiations with politicians and dictators.
Sherman recalls how strong female leaders in the Obama administration shaped negotiations with Iran.
Sherman urges leaders to be their authentic selves, and to understand and own the power they have.
Sherman’s advice for young women is to let twists and turns in careers and family life influence their lives.
One lesson Sherman has learned during her career is that “power is not inherently bad, dirty, or corrupt—it’s how we use it.”
Sherman takes us insides negotiations with North Korea and shares her insights on the present state of relations.