"Quiet" author Susan Cain receives Harvard Law School's "Celebration 60" Award

Oct 08, 2013, 20:09 ET from Broadway Books

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cain is an honors graduate of Harvard Law School (1993) and the author of the NY Times bestseller, Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (Broadway Books, Jan. 2013).

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Martha Minow, Dean of HLS, said, in presenting the award to Cain on Friday, September 27, "you are an expert negotiator, bestselling author, introvert advocate, noted thought leader; your creativity, passion and achievements symbolize the best qualities of Harvard Law School and inspire our students and alumnae." 

Susan Cain said, "What an honor to return to HLS to receive this award from Dean Minow, the ultimate 'quiet leader'! Before the ceremony, I had the great pleasure of interviewing Dean Minow, who told me that she leads with her true personality: a soft voice, a love of kindness, and a fondness for shades of gray. May many other leaders follow her path! I believe passionately that adjusting our professional and personal worlds to encourage introverts to shine is the next great diversity issue of our time." 

About Susan Cain

Last Year, Susan Cain's Quiet changed the national conversation about introversion and extroversion, generating a torrent of media, including a Time Magazine cover story, and a series of "most emailed" NY Times Sunday Review Essays. Cain has been featured in innumerable television, radio and print stories worldwide, from CBS to the BBC to NHK. Tom Peters (In Search of Excellence) recently hailed Quiet as a "masterpiece" and a "breakthrough book." Guy Kawasaki celebrated Susan's ability to reach "the 'niche' that represents half the people in the world."

Quiet appeared on numerous "Best Books of 2012" lists, was Fast Company's Best Business Book of the Year, won GoodReads Nonfiction Choice Award, and was Audible's #1 Non-Fiction book. Quiet was an instant NY Times bestseller and a global sensation in 35 languages - a bestseller from Brazil to Taiwan. With well over a million copies already in print worldwide, a Quiet Revolution is underway.

Cain's record smashing TED talk on introversion has been viewed 5 million times on TED.com alone (approximately 10 million times across all platforms), and was included by both Bill Gates and Steve Case on their favorite TED talks lists. Cain has appeared at Microsoft, Google, Harvard University, the U.S. Treasury, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the Royal Society of Authors in the UK, the Okamura Corporation of Japan, and many others worldwide. 

Cain consults with major corporations and schools, and is developing a series of on-line courses on public speaking for introverts and better parenting of Quiet Kids. She is an honors graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School. You can visit her at www.thepowerofintroverts.com, and follow her on twitter (@susancain).

About Celebration 60: Harvard celebrates 60 years of women at the law school

HLS hosted "Celebration 60" September 27 – 29, to mark the 60th anniversary of the first women graduates of Harvard Law School. The event is part of a worldwide women's leadership summit of HLS alumnae, titled "Leaders for Change—Women Transforming our Communities and the World."

In the time since women were first admitted to HLS in 1950, they have transformed the Law School, the legal profession, and public life. The Celebration of Women reunion event has been a tradition at HLS since the first reunion was held in 1978, 25 years after the first thirteen pioneering women attended HLS.

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