Dorothy Parker observed, “It’s a man’s world”, yet the women entrepreneurs and game-changers profiled in Marlene Wagman Geller’s book, Women Who Launch would beg to differ. This collection of inspirational stories and biographies of game-changing women is a testimony to women empowerment in the world.
Women Who Launch is a history of women in business and beyond who have proved to be an inspiration to so many who have followed in their footsteps, to create strong businesses, brands and organisations. Meet Julia Ward-Howe who showed what’s good for the goose is good for the gander when she created the Girl Scouts of America; Sara Joseph Hale-authoress of Mary had a Little Lamb who convinced Lincoln to launch a national day of thanks while Anna Jarvis persuaded President Wilson to initiate a day in tribute of mothers; Estee Lauder who revolutionized the cosmetics industry. The tradition of these Mothers of Invention continued when, compliments of knitter Krista Suh, the heads of millions were adorned with pink, pussy-cat ears in the largest women's march in history. These women who launched prove-in the words of Rosie the Riveter, “We can do it!”
With fascinating and insightful biographies of women creators, innovators, and leaders: Women Who Launch is filled with inspiring true stories of women activists, artists, and entrepreneurs who launched some of the most famous companies, brands, and organizations today and changed the world. It is at once a collection of biographies and a testament of female empowerment.
Readers will find:
- The stories behind renowned companies, brands, and organizations and the diverse women who launched them.
- empowering quotes from strong women and those who refused to be kept down.
- motivation to all women who want to succeed in their careers, launch companies, and change the world.
Find motivation in your business and life with this amazing history of women entrepreneurship, activism, and leadership, providing that women who launch can make a difference in the world.
As far back as I can remember, it was always on my bucket list, even before the term bucket list was coined, to be a writer. It was a natural progression to want to go from reading books to writing one.
Throughout the years my fledgling attempts were met by rejection letters from literary agents. However, my mantra was dreams don’t just have to be sleeping and, with the power of persistence, it would come to pass.
About the author
Marlene Wagman-Geller received her B.A. from York University and her teaching credentials from the University of Toronto and San Diego State University. Currently she teaches high school English in National City, California. Reviews from her first three books (Penguin/Perigree) have appeared in the New York Times and the Associated Press article was picked up in dozens of newspapers such as the Denver Post, the Huffington Post, and the San Diego Tribune.
Why LoA loves it….
We all need a little inspiration in the world of entrepreneurship, and where better to get it than from reading the stories of women game-changers in the world who built hugely successful companies, organisations and brands, despite all the challenges they faced. This is an insightful read into the women who, in their own way, changed the world they lived in, and blazed a trail for so many other aspirant women entrepreneurs and women change-agents to follow. --- Melanie Hawken, founder and editor-in-chief of Lionesses of Africa