Recently, I’ve been thinking about content that I could add to the blog to make it better. One of my ideas is to interview women who have enviable careers or inspiring professional/personal stories to share and ask them five questions about how they got to where they are and what advice they would have for other women. The features would probably run once-per-month.
I’ve compiled a short list of the women I’d LOVE to feature, kind of my dream list, including Hillary Clinton, Madeline Albright and Melinda Gates. I want to feature a diverse group of women whose advice and counsel could help the readers of CHS see their professional aspirations in a new way. But since I know that getting these interviews will NOT be easy, I want to have a big list of names. That’s where you come in.
If you could ask any woman–politician, business leader, philanthropist, creative guru, multi-hyphenate–five questions, who would it be?
For me, it’s Joan Didion. Hands down. I read her essay “Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream” for an undergraduate journalism class and it was the first time that I really connected with someone’s writing. And when I read Slouching Towards Bethlehem, I felt like my dreams were achievable and my struggles survivable. It was a real turning point for me. That book is everything.
In fact, I would be so thrilled to ask her just five questions, that I would probably melt every one of my brain cells trying to think of five questions worthy of her. Yeah, the adoration is that serious.
So how about you? Leave your suggestions in the comments. I can’t wait to read them.