Leaders & Daughters - To My Daughter

Martellus Bennett: Daddy’s Gotcha!

Dear Jett the Adventurer: They say that black girls can’t fly. I write this as I watch you dance in the clouds underneath a starry sky. Anything is possible! EVERYONE can fly. You just have to spread your...

Apple’s Angela Ahrendts: Always Be Present

Dear Sommer and Angelina: Hopefully you won’t read anything in this letter that you haven’t already heard from me many times before. I’ve always tried to lead by example when we are together...

Pinnacle Group’s Nina Vaca: Confidence is the Best Outfit

My dearest Amanda and Katarina, I love you unconditionally. I want to begin with those four simple words because at the end of the day, above all I want you to know I love you both unconditionally.  As I write...

UTV Founder Ronnie Screwvala: The Choices You Make

Dearest T, How often does a dad write to his daughter in this, the 21st Century? Not often, and so it feels kind of weird yet good to pen this short one. Most times when you or I have something to say, we...

I Want You to Have It All

To my daughter: I always want to believe you will work in an environment that recognizes that diversity and inclusion is the key to creativity, innovation and business success. It seems like such an easy...

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Wishing you Happiness, my Little Princess

Dearest Zhu – my darling princess, This is a unique chance to write to you. I am grateful to God, EgonZehnder and most importantly, you, for giving me this opportunity. There has been quite some time in my life that we have spent waiting for you to...

Life Lessons from Lilian

Dear Lilian, Your story of love, faith and hope in your book “Painting Lilian” has taught me valuable life lessons. You taught me that showing your weaknesses can be your strength. You taught me that you can only make yourself happy and...

To my 14-Year-Old Daughter: Five Things to Remember

Dear Erin, You are now a teenager and I’m so proud of you. We are alike in many ways so what do I wish someone would have told me at your age? 1- Be Bold Embrace failure as much as success. Try new things. Get messy and live. Speak up even...

Go Play in Traffic!

Dear Egon Zehnder, Thank you for inviting me to be part of your Leaders & Daughters campaign to collectively inspire, cultivate and pave a better future for the next generation of female leaders. I hope you’ll forgive me for taking some creative...