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Fearless and Free by Wendy Sachs

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FALLING FROM THE TOP

Rising with Resilience

“A woman is like a tea bag—you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.”

—ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

IT’S MAY 14, 2015, EXACTLY a year to the day since sixty-one-year-old Jill Abramson, The New York Times’s first and only female executive editor, was very publicly fired from the top editorial post at the most prestigious newspaper in the nation. Two and a half years into her job, she was kicked to the curb so unceremoniously that her ouster made headlines around the world. It was the first time in the paper’s 160-year history that a woman sat at the top of the masthead. So when Jill was fired, ...

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