Exceptional women are not always the household name politicians and business women that first come to mind — often times they are women that are serving their community and making the world a better place. On Bold TV this past week, we had the CEO of Bookstr Sarah Hill and author Robin Weaver joined us to discuss what makes an exceptional woman. Watch here or on our Facebook page.
These two guests and Bold TV hosts Carrie Sheffield and Clay Aiken examined some of the women that Robin included in her book, “Exceptional Women and Their Stories.” The discussion followed our segment on Ivanka Trump and her role in The White House. Clay asked Robin if she would consider Ivanka Trump an exceptional woman. Robin said, “Any woman who has a passion about what their doing qualifies as an exceptional woman.”
Sarah said she liked this book because it describes the career paths, motivations, and struggles of an older demographic of women who she considers to be trailblazers.
Robin’s book is a collection of 25 interviews with impressive women from around the world. The book includes insight from women such as Linda Fairstein, Amanda Foreman, Margaret Hoover, and Dana Perino.
One of the women that Robin included in her book was Celia Sandys, the granddaughter of Winston Churchill. In her interview with Celia, Robin describes how Celia observed her grandfather, his character, and his security detail.
During the segment, Clay raised the following question: “How do women who are conservative make the argument that they are feminists?”
Robin responded and said:
“I don’t know that it is a Republican or Democratic approach to equality in the workplace. I think that most people and certainly most women who have some sway with the public all promote equal pay and I think all off them promote equal benefits.”
Robin’s book can be purchased at Shakespeare & Co bookstore on Lexington and 69th in New York City.