Woman of Steele
A Personal and Political Journal
Woman of Steele: A Personal and Political Journal gives readers an inside look at Bobbie L. Steele’s view of her early farm life in Mississippi, her challenges as a teen, and her drive and determination to fulfill her dream of completing college. She accomplished this goal in spite of marriage and the blessing of five children before finishing college and two more after.
Steele lets readers in on her personal struggles, tough choices and awesome faith that helped to prepare and shape her for years of community work, 26 years of teaching in the Chicago Public School System and 20 years in elected office as Cook County Commissioner. This role ultimately resulted in becoming the first woman president of Cook County Board of Commissioners, the second largest county in America.
The message that resonates in her book most is that it is possible to achieve and generate resources that are not in plain sight and win most battles fighting the “good fight,” hanging fairness and equality high on life’s banner while standing in the corridors of power on the right side of moral and ethical issues.
Many of her friends who worked and stood with her salute her single-minded determination, recognizing that Bobbie’s determined attitude is what triumphs in battles.…neither easily fought nor won.