Growing Up Biden: Family Lessons on Leadership

Sponsored By: The International Leadership Association





Featured Guest:

Valerie Biden Owens

It’s said that leaders are made, not born. That’s certainly true of the Biden family. Although Joe Biden is in the spotlight as the 46th President of the United States, his three siblings are all leaders in their own right, too. And Joe’s sister Valerie Biden Owens says that forging of strong leadership began in childhood with deep family values.

Valerie joins host Maureen Metcalf to discuss her book, Growing Up Biden. She shares the challenges she faced breaking gender barriers, the importance (and elusiveness) of confidence, and growing women as leaders. She’ll also dive into the ingrained lessons and expectations that have been the guiding principles of the Biden’s close-knit, Irish American, Catholic family. These stories and insights speak deeply to the impact of family and generational leadership on political and personal ethos.

It’s a revealing conversation unfolding the many ways our parents’ guidance shapes us as leaders of our own families, organizations…and nations.

Read More:

Companion Blog: “Growing up Biden”

Valerie’s book: Growing Up Biden


Valerie Biden Owens

Listen On:




Global Leadership, Innovative Leadership, International Leadership Association, Women in Leadership


Growing Up, Leadership, Family Values