ABOUT robin

robin tells unforgettable stories that inspire leadership

Robin Gerber is a powerful speaker, best-selling author and historian. She will be on the upcoming CNN documentary series "American First Ladies," speaking about Eleanor Roosevelt, in early 2020. She has appeared on the History Channel and Biography Channel, as well as The PBS Newshour,  CBS and FOX .

Her articles have appeared in USAToday, the Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer and numerous other newspapers and magazines. Robin has been Senior Faculty for the Institute for Management Studies where she taught her popular course on Authentic Leadership. She is a former Senior Fellow at the Gallup Organization, and at the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland.

Robin is the author of the bestseller, Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way: Timeless Strategies from the First Lady of Courage (Penguin/Portfolio).

Her book about the founder of Mattel, Ruth Handler, is being made into a major motion picture by Reese Witherspoon and Bold Films: Barbie and Ruth: The Story of the World’s Most Famous Doll and the Woman Who Created Her (Harper/Collins).

Robin’s book Katharine Graham: The Leadership Journey of an American Icon with a foreword by Jim Collins, author of Good to Great (Penguin/Portfolio), explores the life of the legendary publisher of The Washington Post newspaper.

Robin’s alternative history novel, Eleanor vs. Ike (Harper/Avon), imagines Eleanor Roosevelt as a candidate for President in 1952.

Prior to becoming an author, Robin practiced law in Washington, D.C. and worked on Capitol Hill. She has studied and written about leadership development since 1975.


Eight-hundred attendees at the AAUW National Convention in New Orleans gave Robin Gerber a standing ovation!