NYT: As Labor Secretary, Solis finds influence in her past
The grads at Hunter College lucked out this year. They heard from EMILY’s List candidate and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, who is already making a name for herself in her new role.
I loved what she had to say about how she ended up as one of President Obama's top advisors:
Hilda L. Solis often recalls some advice her high school guidance counselor gave her mother: “Your daughter is not college material. Maybe she should follow the career of her older sister and become a secretary.”
Telling that story recently at the Hunter College commencement in Manhattan, Ms. Solis roared into the microphone that she, the daughter of immigrants, did become a secretary -- the nation’s labor secretary. The crowd thundered with applause.