Haben Girma

Haben Girma stands outdoor on a sunny day. She is viewed in three-quarter profile and is looking off to her right,, her face is pensive. Her long dark hair is pulled back in ponytail fashion and golden hoops adorn her ears. Haben is wearing a sleeveless rose-colored dress with raised patterns.

The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma is a human rights lawyer advancing disability justice. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change. She received the Helen Keller Achievement Award, a spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, and TIME100 Talks. President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Chancellor Angela Merkel have all honored Haben. Haben believes disability is an opportunity for innovation, and she teaches organizations the importance of choosing inclusion. The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, and TODAY Show featured her memoir, Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law.

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