Pretty Powerful: Appearance, Substance, and Success

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FOX News host and attorney 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: Appearance, Substance, and Success, 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.
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Eboni K. Williams is an attorney and FOX News Host. She also co-hosted “The Curtis & Eboni Show” on WABC Radio in New York City. Prior to joining Fox News Channel, Williams served as a CBS News correspondent, Crime Watch Daily special correspondent, HLN contributor, and talk radio host for KFI AM640 in Los Angeles. She began her professional career as a trial attorney specializing in criminal defense and family 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. She 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.
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Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Sep 12, 2017
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Pages
216
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ISBN
9781635966657
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English
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Business & Economics / Personal Success
Self-Help / Personal Growth / Success
Social Science / Media Studies
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