She's been called the first lady of American magazines - she spent more than 40 years in the world of publishing. But Cathie Black became the subject of front page news herself in 2011, during her disastrous, and very brief, appointment as New York City’s Schools Chancellor.
“I thought that the opportunity to make a difference for the 1.1 million children in New York City public schools was just incredibly energizing, incredibly motivating. And I wanted really to do it. What I didn't realize and I don't think the mayor realized it either, was that I was coming up against…was a very strong union in New York.”
It wasn’t just the unions which fought her appointment, she said. “When I became chancellor of New York City schools, I had absolutely no idea what it would be like to be hounded by every possible critic imaginable. I mean, there were three television trucks in front of my building, reporters chasing me down the street…I mean, I was eviscerated in the press day after day afterRead More »from Cathie Black: Resilience and How I Reinvented Myself