The Shopping Channel: Thinking about the challenges and opportunities women face today, what one piece of advice would you give a young women today?
Elizabeth Grant. My advice to every woman is you do not have to be humble or be treated as a second class citizen. Speaking for myself, thanks to my mother and Suzenne, I stand up for my rights, always whenever it is an interview or a dispute with your mate, shouting gets you nowhere. It's called Negotiation. So go ahead girls, you can be anything that you set out to be. If you say "I can't" then you certainly can't. But, if you say "I'll give it a go, I'll try or I can, then you will find its easier than you thought. Nothing is impossible, Nothing.
Mrs. Wallace Simpson did it, Margaret Thatcher did it, Golda Meir did it, the list is endless. So girls, its over to you, you can and you must.
The Shopping Channel: What's your wildest dream?
Elizabeth Grant: I want you to know that I do have a secret wish which I don't think will ever come to fruition. My secret wish is to conduct the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra. I love music but to me, the greatest sound is the sound of laughter. When I hear that, I don't care if you are laughing at me or with me, as long as you are laughing. I personally find something to laugh at every single day. So, now that I've told you about laughing, I've told you my secret dream.
The Shopping Channel: Finish this sentence ... "We could change the world if we just _______"
Elizabeth Grant: If I could change the world, I would want people worldwide to stop fighting. There are no winners during a war, any war. If you win, what have you won? NOTHING. It's better to sit and talk and not lose our families.
The Shopping Channel: Who was the most influential woman in your life?
Elizabeth Grant: When you asked me who was the most influential woman in my life, I had to say that there were two. One - my mother who, from when I was 10 years old, spoke to me as an adult. She told me many, many things about my life. Not everything that she said was pleasant, but it was always truthful and I know even then, that she had the wisdom of Solomon. There was never for example and I quote "there there, it will be alright". No, she he told me instead how to deal with the situation and how that I am an old lady. I still remember every single word.
The other woman who has had an enormous influence on me is Suzenne. I am a very emotional person, I cry easily and I laugh easily. I get excited, I am inclined to worry however, Suzenne is calm, cool, caring and she talks to me in a quiet voice to explain each and every situation and how to take a deep breath and think before any action is necessary. That is apart from the face that I love her and her kindness, not just to me, but to everyone. She is the most caring and forgiving person that I have ever met and I feel so lucky that apart from the fact that she is my daughter in law, she is my best friend and I would trust her with my life.