Eboni Williams, a Fox News co-host and radio personality, thinks that the choice between substance and appearance is a false choice. In fact, Eboni believes that women shouldn’t hide their beauty. Instead, they should embrace it as a positive and powerful asset. Eboni is the author of the new book coming out next week called “Pretty Powerful: Appearance, Substance, and Success.” The book explores how she and other powerful women have learned to balance their “prettiness” with substance — to both look the part and express their intelligence in a way that is both authentic and respected.
“The balance of the duality is necessary, but delicate, as you’ll hear reiterated in countless considerations throughout the book,” Eboni writes in the introduction for “Pretty Powerful.”
Eboni is also a friend of Bold who’s doing amazing work to revive America’s urban areas. Tomorrow night at 8 pm ET, I’m moderating the #PrettyPowerful book release with Eboni from her home in Harlem, broadcast on Facebook. We hope you can join us online and get your signed copy at PrettyPowerfulBook.com.
“This book is a tribute to every woman,” Eboni also says in her introduction to “Pretty Powerful.” “It is for women who know they are exceptional, who desire to be successful, and who strive toward greatness in all the opportunities life presents to them … I was incredibly relieved when I discovered in my own professional journey that with the coexistence of attention to both substance and appearance I feel empowered. I learned that I am able to control the message and professional narrative I want to exude. I can thoughtfully employ my substance and aesthetic to convey exactly what I want to about who I am and what I intend to accomplish.”
And accomplished, she is. Eboni is the permanent co-host of Fox News Channel’s “The FOX News Specialists” (weekdays, 5 pm ET) and also co-hosts “The Curtis & Eboni Show” on WABC in New York City (weekdays, 12-3 pm ET). Eboni also served as a CBS News correspondent, HLN contributor, and talk radio host for KFI AM640 in Los Angeles. She began her professional career as a trial attorney specializing in criminal defense and family law.
Eboni is a family woman and dedicates her new book to the powerful women in her life:
“For my beloved mother, Gloria, who believed in me
long before I had the courage to believe in myself.
For my dearly departed aunts, Sherry and Barbara,
who through incredible challenges always remained
equal parts pretty and powerful.
For our little family’s matriarch,
Grandmother Katie, you are my heart.”
In each chapter, Williams is joined by other powerful women like Fox News colleague Meghan McCain; attorney Marcia Clark, the lead prosecutor in the O. J. Simpson murder case; and Desiree Rogers media mogul and former social secretary for former President Barack Obama.
From her Harlem home, Eboni loves serving her community as an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and mentoring students on topics of college readiness and leadership development. She received a BA in Communications and African-American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a JD from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.
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Carrie Sheffield is the founder of Bold. She is passionate about storytelling to empower and connect others. A founding reporter at POLITICO, Carrie contributed on political economy at Forbes, wrote editorials for The Washington Times under Tony Blankley and advised Bustle, a popular digital media brand. Carrie earned a master’s in public policy from Harvard University, concentrating in business policy. She has a B.A. in communications at Brigham Young University and completed a Fulbright fellowship in Berlin.