In celebration of International Women’s Day, I relished reading No Higher Honor, by Dr. Condoleezza Rice. Herein she encapsulates her distinguished career in Washington. She has had the honor of having served both Bush presidencies. First, as the White House Soviet specialist under President George H. W. Bush. A presidency later as the National Security Advisor and Secretary of State under President George W. Bush.
This decorated scholar and career diplomat carries the reader vicariously through her illustrious tenure in Washington. She writes in detail about her assignments and political undertakings. With the hindsight of a seasoned academic, she relives some of her most consequential decisions.
All through, she makes a thorough assessment of her wins and losses. She draws succinct lessons from both her victories and challenges.
Dr. Rice offers first-hand insights and wisdom for governance and leadership.
Dr. Rice is every woman!