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AU President Sylvia Burwell's Personal Take on Leadership

September 2021

American University President and former Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell sat down with journalist Betsy Fischer Martin, Executive Director of AU's Women & Politics Institute, for an in-depth chat on her personal take on leadership.

Sylvia M. Burwell is American University's 15th president and the first woman to serve as president. A visionary leader with experience in the public and private sectors, President Burwell brings to American University a commitment to education and research, the ability to manage large and complex organizations, and experience helping to advance solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges. 

Click here to watch the video recording of an inside look at leadership from a woman leader who has held two U.S. Cabinet positions as well as the president position at two of the world's largest corporate foundations.