Well, I don't own pearls. Lord knows you don't pay the colored enough to afford pearls! And I work like a dog day and night, living on coffee from a pot none of you want to touch! So, excuse me if I have to go to the restroom a few times a day.”
This scene is a huge part of the transformation that took place because it led to the integration of the bathrooms at NASA. Johnson’s leadership shows that even when we do not think we are being powerful our actions can lead to huge social change. In a sense, this is also an example of transactional leadership because she also did it for her own personal gain. Johnson is furthering her own career while also making waves for the future.
In Erin Brockovich Brockovich fights for justice for a town whose water was poisoned by a California Power Company. The company PG&E is using dangerous amounts of chromium in Hinkley California and the residents are beginning to suffer from extreme illnesses such as cancer, seizures, and other life threatening conditions. Brockovich becomes a leader by being a champion for these people when no one else was fighting for them. Despite the fact that she is just a legal assistant, she manages to convince the people of Hinkley to let her fight for their rights. This is what makes Brockovich so transformational as a leader. The people of Hinkley were simply accepting their fate until she showed up. She put in the work and started the revolution that lead to their huge win in court. Brockovich was only able