The world is a better place thanks to Madeleine Albright and the role she played in advancing democracy, championing human rights, and serving as a role model for millions of women and refugees who saw a piece of themselves in her story. She was equally committed to the dogged fight for peace and equality as she was to empowering the next generation. She was a mentor to anyone who was lucky enough to cross her path and was exceedingly generous in sharing both her time and her boundless wisdom. I will greatly miss Madeleine, who I will forever cherish as a dedicated colleague, a candid advisor, a fearless leader, and a dear friend. She leaves behind an amazing legacy that we all must continue to learn from.