Prominent lawyer, civil activist, and philanthropist William Gates Sr. spoke this afternoon at a Greater Washington Board of Trade event. The co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation talked about his new book, “Showing Up for Life: Thoughts on the gifts of a lifetime.” Co-written by Mary Ann Mackin, who provides speechwriting services to CEOs of foundations and corporations, the 185-page book is a heartfelt, deeply personal and shines a bright light on the values and principles that Gates […]
In an article in today’s Washington Business Journal entitled, “Some Pre-Mother’s Day Wisdom,” reporter Jennifer Nycz-Conner wrote, “If you ever have a chance to hear Cokie Roberts speak, take it.” We couldn’t agree more! That’s why we are booked her at the Greater Washington Board of Trade (she’s pictured here with Board of Trade president Jim Dinegar) and are getting her into as many venues as possible. We’re so glad Jennifer liked her presentation, and wrote such a fab piece […]
Hooks Book Events has another great week ahead with some very interesting events lined up. Bill Gates Sr. will be in town this week for two private events with us! He will be discussing his new book, Showing Up For Life-Thoughts on The Gifts of a Lifetime. We are thrilled that our pal, Bill Brands is flying up for Texas for a special event at the Woodrow Wilson House in DC where we will have a house tour and a […]
On today’s “Inside Government” radio show, reporter Jason Fornicola will interview Hooks Book Events co-founder PERRY HOOKS — and award-winning Journalist COKIE ROBERTS, who was the keynote speaker at this week’s EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNMENT conference. The show will air on Friday, April 24 at 10 a.m. EDT nationwide on Federal News Radio at www.federalnewsradio.com and 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C., area. Hooks Book Events helped bring Cokie Roberts to the event to talk about her new book, “Ladies of […]
Pictured left to right: Perry Pidgeon Hooks, Hooks Book Events with Robyn Small, director of WIN, and new member Reena Kazmann, director of www.eco-artware.com/. Photo by Anna Gibbs. What’s the key to being a great entrepreneur? At today’s networking event for Women Interested in Networking (WIN) at the Cheesecake Factory in Bethesda, Hooks Book Events co-owner Perry Pidgeon Hooks shared her secrets to success with the room filled with women business owners. “You have to believe in your business concept, […]
We recently hosted the lovely Catherine Clinton with her new biography on Mary Lincoln, aptly titled “Mrs. Lincoln: A Life” (Harper, 2009). Catherine attempts to give us a fresh perspective on Mrs. Lincoln who has many of you know was known for being “unconventional–temperamental, and articulate”- hey we can identify with that!
The charming John Palfrey from Harvard’s Berkman Center was in DC to discuss his MIT title Access Denied with some Senior Execs at the Treasury www.cyber.law.harvard.edu. He mentioned a very interesting website he is involved with called, Global Voices www.globalvoicesonline.org which “aggregates, curates, and amplifies the global conversation online – shining light on places and people other media often ignore” is definitely a worthy endeavor… check it out!.