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...

Latest letters

You are Enough

For Linda Nokuhle– You are enough. I have watched you grow from being a pretty bundle of joy to a warrior who craves excellence. In my heart, I have treasured how much you achieve and still how much you push yourself harder to get more. Enjoy...

Divine Beauty

Dear Miss Astrid, You’re my toddler now, you were my tiny baby then, and you’ll be an adult in no time. I’ve watched you learn and grow into your own person. Please never let anyone dull your beautiful sparkle. Never stop playing...

For Amani – The Future Is Bright

Dear Amani, As you are turning into a beautiful young strong woman, I wanted to tell you how much I love you will have your back always. This year was surreal as I lost my mother who passed that fierceness in her spirit onto me. My mother (your...

For Kathryn and Marissa

To my daughters, Kathryn and Marissa –   Already young adults, beginning to make your way along the winding road that is life as a grown up! I am so fortunate to be your mom, and having watched you grow up, am so amazed by you as women...