Susan Cain

Susan Cain

Author of the #1 New York Times bestselling books Quiet and Bittersweet

Susan Cain (FAN ’13, ’22) is the author of the bestsellers Quiet Journal, Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts, and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking, which has been translated into 40 languages, spent seven years on the New York Times best seller list, and was named the #1 best book of the year by Fast Company magazine, which also named Ms. Cain one of its Most Creative People in Business. Her latest book is 2022’s  Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole.

LinkedIn named Ms. Cain the 6th Top Influencer in the world. She partners with Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Ph.D. (FAN ’14, ’16), and Dan Pink (FAN ’18, ’22) to curate the Next Big Idea Book Club. They donate all their proceeds to children’s literacy programs.

Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. Her record-smashing TED talk has been viewed over 42 million times and was named by Bill Gates one of his all-time favorite talks.

Ms. Cain has also spoken at Google, Pixar, the U.S. Treasury, P&G, Harvard, and West Point. She received Harvard Law School’s Celebration Award for Thought Leadership, the Toastmasters International Golden Gavel Award for Communication and Leadership, and she was named one of the world’s top 50 Leadership and Management Experts by Inc. Magazine. She is an honors graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.