Pretty Powerful (Hardcover)
Appearance, Substance, and Success
Viva Editions, 9781635966626, 216pp.
Publication Date: September 12, 2017
FOX News co-host and radio personality Eboni K. Williams believes that women shouldn't hide their beauty. Instead, they should embrace it as a positive and powerful asset. Williams describes how her own career has been positively influenced by making strategic and intentional decisions about her appearance, what works best and when, all while staying true to her own personal style and values. Regardless of the decade, whether they were entering the workforce, seeking a leadership role, or looking to ascend to the C-suite, women (and even men) have always felt the professional need to embody a certain aesthetic appeal and individual personal power. Women, especially, have been sold the lie that being "pretty" comes at the expense of being taken seriously and that being "pretty" and being capable are mutually exclusive. In PRETTY POWERFUL, Eboni K. Williams encourages readers to reject the knee-jerk reaction to be shamed by this potential advantage and to stop leaving this incredibly powerful asset unused. In each chapter, Williams is joined by other powerful women like Meghan McCain, Marcia Clark, and Desiree Rogers and explores how many others have learned to balance their "prettiness" with substance--to both look the part and express their intelligence in a way that is authentic and respected. While opinions may have differed through time, one fact remains: a personal "pretty" brand is perhaps the most immediate and obvious tool in a woman's professional arsenal.
About the Author
Eboni K. Williams is an attorney and a permanent co-host of Fox News Channel's The FOX News Specialists. She also co-hosted The Curtis & Eboni Show on WABC Radio in New York City. Williams previously served as a CBS News correspondent, HLN contributor and talk radio host for Los Angeles' KFI AM640. She began her professional career as a trial attorney specializing in criminal defense and family law. Williams received a BA in Communications and African-American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a JD from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. She resides in Harlem and loves serving her community as an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and mentoring students on topics of college readiness and leadership development.