Streamed live from WGBH Studios in Boston, I had the honor to present as part of the 3rd Annual Women in Leadership Conference, sponsored by National University. As plenary speaker, I was invited to speak about attributes of leadership, especially perseverance, vision, and having the confidence and courage to break boundaries in the face of severe obstacles. I speak about challenging common assumptions and hope to be an example to those suffering with similar difficulties. The song I performed is Frühligsglaube (Spring Thought), by Franz Schubert, in order to illustrate through music an important concept related to leadership. Noriko Yasuda is at the piano.