Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781476734675
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 304 page
Edited by Nina Tassler, the chairman of CBS Entertainment, a collection of original essays from notable, highly accomplished women in politics, academia, athletics, the arts, and business offering advice for raising a new generation of empowered girls. Young women are bombarded these days with advice from every direction telling them to lean in, marry smart, thrive, or not even to try to have it all. So where to begin? And whom should they listen to? Nina Tassler is, by any standard, a trailblazer. She holds one of the highest positions at CBS Corp., one of the world's most prominent media companies; she serves on the boards of prominent institutions; and she's a devoted wife and mother. It's hard to imagine a better role model for a young woman. But while attending a volleyball tournament with her daughter, Nina was forced to face her own limitations. Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor was scheduled to speak and the girls were all so excited to hear what she would have to say—not just as an icon of the sport that they all loved, but as a woman. Nina realized that the absence of sports from her own girlhood meant that she didn't always know how to talk to her daughter about what it means to be a female athlete, or about how women could succeed in the often male-dominated field of sports. Nina realized that her perspective on what feminism means—on what being a woman means—is singular, and informed by her own journey…and that perhaps other women—other mothers—had their own unique ways of talking about these issues with their own girls. And so What I Told My Daughter was born: a kaleidoscope of talented, successful women from all walks of life—from celebrities to business executives, academics to law enforcement to philanthropic and humanitarian leaders including Geena Davis, Brooke Shields, Norah O'Donnell, First Lady Laura Bush, Pat Benatar, Gloria Estefan, Christine Baranski, Sheila Bair, Peggy Orenstein, and Gloria Allred—share anecdotes about the stories they've told their own daughters to instill in them the belief that they are capable of doing whatever they set their mind to, and that even as they struggle to find their own way, they are far from alone.