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Best selling author Desiree Peterkin Bell does it again

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March 30, 2018 Category: Education Posted by:

New York, NY — Desiree Peterkin Bell, founder and CEO of public affairs firm DPBell & Associates announces, the publication of “Women Who Influence.” Hours into the book launch “Women Who Influence” became an international best seller, reaching number two on Amazon in the “Hot Releases” category for the United States.

The new book is part of a series of individual true stories from courageous and compelling women who not only lead by example, but exert the power of influence through their ideologies and hard work. “Women Who Influence” is the second book Bell jointly authored with Kate Butler following their 2017 best-seller “Women Who Inspire.” 

Desiree Peterkin Bell lives by three key words: ‘Purpose, not Position.’ She defines her mantra as “placing your purpose, which is ultimately your passion, above your position.” Desiree Peterkin Bell has been at the forefront of significant issues, policies and strategies that impact various constituencies on a local, national and international level for over 20 years. Desiree Peterkin Bell’s extensive experience allows her to be uniquely positioned to help others define strategic solutions to complicated problems in an unparalleled manner.

‘Women Who Influence’ is a platform for women to share powerful messages to positively impact people around the globe. We are so proud to partner with Desiree Peterkin Bell again so we can all gain impressive insights from her unique wisdom that combines politics, mindfulness, global perspective and deep respect for all. In the first book Desiree co-authored, “Women Who Inspire,” we learned about Desiree’s personal story as she inspired us all to believe that it is possible to rise above, create the life you were meant for and create your own seat at the table.

It is a privilege to have her now co-author, “Women Who Influence,” so she can further her influential message and expand the thinking of many around the world. It is one thing to inspire people to believe they can make a difference, but quite another to influence them to take action. We are so grateful to partner with Desiree, since she so eloquently does both.”

– Kate Butler, Publisher Kate Butler Books

Just like Desiree Peterkin Bell, DPBell & Associates is driven by the purpose of the work in delivering outcomes for clients. Covered in the book and as part of the launch for “Women Who Influence,” Desiree Peterkin Bell is also announcing her “Chat and Chew” series which is part of her intentional efforts to recognize differences and celebrate those differences in a way that doesn’t seek to perpetuate intolerance and ignorance.

“We can make the choice to leave this world a better place for our children, to give them a fighting chance to live with and understand the differences within us all. That is the impact we can make [influence we can have]” says Desiree Peterkin Bell.    

About Desiree Peterkin Bell

Desiree Peterkin Bell is an award-winning political and communication strategist that world leaders, visionaries, and change agents turn to when they desire to build a rock-solid brand with global impact. As President and CEO of the public affairs firm, DPBell & Associates, she serves her clients by leveraging her hard-won expertise in problem solving, strategic counsel, and brand development.

Respected for her fierce diligence and challenging the status quo, she has served for over 20 years as a trusted advisor to a dynamic group of American cities and leaders. A devoted wife and mother, she regularly gives talks around the world on her personal mantra that has defined her life of service of ‘Purpose, Not Position.’


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