Join NeW at the City Tap House on January 27, 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for our Winter Book Brunch with Robin Weaver, author of Exceptional Women and Their Stories.
Meet Robin, NeW’s featured guest at the Winter Book Brunch.
What advice do you have for young conservative women today?
I think it’s important to be true to yourself and have the confidence — and courage — in your convictions. But given the polarization in our society today, I think it’s also important to show respect for others — even when you strongly disagree.
What value do you think groups like NeW add to the public discourse?
The public needs to be aware and appreciate that young women have different points of view on issues. There is no one opinion among young people on the big issues of the day. NeW brings awareness to this fact while also demonstrating the intellectual arguments to their members’ point of view.
What inspired you to write Exceptional Women and Their Stories?
As a young reader, I loved biographies. By the time I was in third grade, I had read the biography of every First Lady at the time. This interest in biography carried over to my interest in talking and interviewing people about their lives and careers. Having interviewed and written about so many interesting women, I wanted to share their stories with others — thus the inspiration for “Exceptional Women And Their Stories.”
What is the best lesson you learned early on in your career?
There are several. It’s been a tough one for me, but whether it’s professional or personal, try to take rejection and criticism with grace and learn from it. I would also add that it’s important to seek mentors who are wise and interested in your career development. And, lastly, don’t be afraid to ask questions. It’s the best way to learn.