Three Words to Describe Herself: Thoughtful, curious and soft-hearted
Woman She'd Like to Interview: writer Elizabeth Gilbert
Career Switch: Cain was a successful attorney before she embarked on a writing career.
Biggest Challenge Facing Young Women Today: Self doubt
Susan Cain is the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, published in 2012. The non-fiction book, which took seven years to write, immediately became one of the most talked about books of 2012 -- a New York Times Bestseller, Washington Post Bestseller, Los Angeles Times Bestseller, and a Book of the Month Pick from both Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Cain was also featured in a Time magazine cover story. A self-described introvert, Cain has since embarked on a year of speaking engagements, including a 2012 TEDTalk where she received a standing ovation. A Princeton University and Harvard Law School graduate, Cain's first career was as a corporate attorney.