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Title:
Today's wonder women : everyday superheroes who are changing the world
ISBN:
9780486839288
Physical Description:
x, 262 pages ; 24 cm.
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Summary:
Meet the women and female-identifying heroes who have defied death, flouted cultural norms, and risen above poverty to become CEOs, entrepreneurs, activists, role models, media moguls, and movement creators. This collection of stories, essays, and interviews celebrates their superpowers: love, determination, vision, and grit. These fifty women share their wisdom and advice in ways that will inspire you to discover your own superpower. Each story will transport you into the life and perspective of one who dares to challenge the status quo, dismantle barriers, and empower those around her: Alexa Carlin, a CEO at the age of 17, overcame a 1 percent chance of surviving sepsis and started the Women Empowerment Expo; Mariah Hanson, launched "The Dinah," the world's largest party and music festival for lesbians; activist and gun control advocate Shira Tarantino founded the ENOUGH Campaign; Laverne Delgado is program director of Fashion & Freedom, an organization that rescues victims of sex trafficking and helps them learn skills to enter the fashion industry; plus dozens of other women who refused to accept societal limitations and whose achievements offer inspiring lessons for us all. --
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