What I told my Daughter: Lessons from Leaders on Raising the Next Generation of Empowered Women

Diversity Book Review
Reviewer: Liza-Jo Perlas-Quiray, Business Systems Analyst V
Title: What I told my Daughter: Lessons from Leaders on Raising the Next Generation of Empowered Women
Author: Nina Tassler

This book is an inspiring collection of essays from successful women around the world giving advice to their daughters through life experience examples or in character building, teachable moments between mother and child. Contributors to the book are celebrities, reporters, singers, athletes, politicians and everyday working mothers.

A mother’s love is so truly different than any other type of love. It captures every essence of hopes, dreams, and truth. Each mother in the essays may have different wishes for their daughter, but each essay is meant to steer their daughters in the right path meant for them.

One mother teaches her daughter the meaning of courage and how to respond to danger, more importantly how not to let fear stop her from living her life. One mother wonders if we are misleading our children by letting them believe that they can never make mistakes when in fact being resilient is more important than perfection.

Each message and lesson is written out of pure love. To quote from Roma Downey’s essay “Love is a verb”: The lessons learned are at times painful. Loss is real, parents pass away and hearts break, but the truth is that love never dies, not really. Love lives on through us. Not just in our memories but through our actions and the choices we make. In the way we live our lives, we can make a difference.

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