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

The Right to Dream

Dear Bianca, “Por ser niña, tengo derecho a soñar.” [As a girl, I have a right to dream.] I hung the painting by the El Salvadorian artist Fernando Llorte on your bedroom wall because every morning when you woke up, I wanted you to see the happy...

Keep your Head Held High!

Today is my birthday. On this lovely date, I would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to my parents, the wonderful people who have shaped me into who I am today. Being a parent myself, I feel tempted to write a letter to my daughter as...

My Princesses

Dear Princesses, God blessed me with two jewels who changed my life by 360 degrees. I have learnt how to love, live and face death when it comes to me. Your eyes, your queries, your anger, your regrets, your p’s and q’s, your warmth...

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...