Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World (Hardcover)
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Redefine the expectations for women in leadership roles with this #1 New York Times bestselling volume of inspiring advice by the former communications director for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Framed as an empowering letter from former Hillary Clinton Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri to the first woman president, and by extension, to all women working to succeed in any field, Dear Madam President is filled with forward-thinking, practical advice for all women who are determined to seize control of their lives-from boardroom to living room.
As a country, we haven't wrapped our heads around what it should look like for a woman to be in the job of President. Our only models are men. While wildly disappointed by the outcome of the 2016 election, Palmieri argues that our feelings-confusion, love, hate, acceptance-can now open the country up to reimagining women in leadership roles. And that is what Palmieri takes on in this book-redefining expectations for women looking to lead and creating a blueprint for women candidates and leaders to follow. Dear Madam President will turn the results of the 2016 election into something incredibly empowering for graduates, future female leaders, and independent thinkers everywhere.
About the Author
Jennifer Palmieri was the Director of Communications for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. Prior to that position, she served as the White House Communications Director for President Barack Obama. She has also been the National Press Secretary for the 2004 John Edwards presidential campaign and for the Democratic Party in 2002. She is currently President of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, and she frequently appears on television and radio outlets.
"My book explained what happened and where we need to go from here. Jennifer Palmieri picks up the ball and runs with it in this book. It's about being a woman, working for a woman, and telling the stories of the personal and professional ups and downs that all women need to hear as we chart our individual and collective futures."—Hillary Rodham Clinton
"A powerful, personal, and sometimes painful book written for any woman who has ever thought of becoming a leader. I hope it inspires more women and girls because their voices and their leadership are needed now more than ever."—Madeleine Albright
"With her searing honestly, Jennifer Palmieri writes about loss, despair, and that flicker of hope that keeps us getting up and striving day after day. America's first woman president should keep this book on her desk and read it every morning."—Nicolle Wallace
"DEAR MADAM PRESIDENT is a book that every parent should encourage their daughters-and their sons-to read."—Cory Booker
""Our first woman president, whomever she may be, will no doubt be wise and open enough to seek advice from the best in the business. The advice and insights Jennifer Palmieri has garnered from years on the frontlines of politics and life will make any leader better."—Maria Shriver
"With fascinating insight and daring optimism, DEAR MADAM PRESIDENT imagines an empowering new future for women. Jennifer Palmieri offers a fresh and inspiring perspective that will speak to women determined to a make a difference in the world. I didn't put it down."—Laurene Powell Jobs
"As Palmieri sifts through the Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and loss, she brilliantly addresses the book to a future female leader of the US. Reading it was much like reliving the 2016 election: waves of frustration, double standards to hurdle, the repeated reminder that it is nearly impossible to be a woman in a man's world. But 'nearly impossible' is not 'impossible', and as I turned the last page, I was reminded of something in painfully short supply these days: hope."—Jodi Picoult
"The perfect gift for the student-body president in your life."—New York Times Book Review