Robin Gerber Biography

Robin Gerber is a powerful storyteller, best-selling author and historian. She has appeared on History Channel and Biography Channel programming, as well as The PBS Newshour, and CBS and FOX channel affiliates.

Her articles have appeared in USAToday, the Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer and numerous other newspapers and magazines. Robin has served as Senior Faculty for the Institute for Management Studies where she taught her popular course on Authentic Leadership.

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

Her biography of the founder of Mattel, Ruth Handler: Barbie and Ruth: The Story of the World’s Most Famous Doll and the Woman Who Created Her (Harper/Collins) is being made into a feature film by Reese Witherspoon.

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 novel Eleanor vs. Ike (Harper/Avon) imagines Eleanor Roosevelt as a candidate for President in 1952.

Robins inspirational keynote speeches, using moving stories from the lives of Eleanor Roosevelt, Katharine Graham and other great leaders, have been enjoyed by clients including Bank of America, IBM, Marriott, Legg Mason, JP Morgan/Chase, Freddie Mac, Aetna Information Services, the AARP, Lee Hecht Harrison, Giant Food, The Culinary Institute, Sun Trust, Ameriprise, Accenture,West Point, the U.S. Forest Service, the Council for Excellence in Government, The 3rd Quality Conference of the European Union, and many universities, colleges, girls’ schools, nonprofits and government agencies.

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.
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