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267 Credibility as a Form of Power with Deborah Tuerkheimer
6th October 2021 • The Well Woman Show • Giovanna Rossi: wellness and leadership coach
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This month on the Well Woman Show, I interview Deborah Tuerkheimer, author and professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. She earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard College and her law degree from Yale Law School. Tuerkheimer served for five years as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office, where she specialized in domestic violence and child abuse prosecution. She's the author of Credible: Why We Doubt Accusers and Protect Abusers.

On the show we discuss:

  • Credibility as a form of power,
  • How those with greater privilege and authority in our society are more likely to be deemed credible while those with less social status are more likely to be dismissed
  • How everyday interactions are a perfect starting point for cultural change.

All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at

The books she recommended were:

Somebody's Daughter: A Memoir by Ashley C. Ford

Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir by Rebecca Solnit 

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