IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2015 Alexis Herman

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Alexis Margaret Herman (born July 16, 1947) is an American politician who served as the 23rd U.S. Secretary of Labor, serving under President Bill Clinton. Prior to her appointment, she was Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.
“If the time’s not ripe, you have to ripen the times.” So says former US Secretary of Labor and HistoryMaker Alexis Herman, who certainly ripened the times when she became the first African American Secretary of Labor for President Bill Clinton from 1997-2001.
Her career trajectory includes being appointed by President Jimmy Carter in 1977 to be Director of the Women’s Bureau at the Department of Labor, the youngest person to hold that position, where she pressured companies like Coca-Cola and Delta to hire women. Herman founded the consulting firm AM Herman & Associates in 1981

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