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Lessons Learned from Dr. Jane Goodall

Looks can be deceiving.  The always tactful and elegant Maria Shriver found out first-hand one day when she called Jane Goodall to the podium in 2009 to award her the Women’s Conference Minerva Award.  Intending it as a compliment, Shriver offhandedly remarked that despite her “frail” appearance, Jane was a mighty woman. As Jane took the podium, she said that she was anything but “frail,” and proceeded to prove it by hoisting the heavy award trophy over her head.