11. Women Who Launch: The Women Who Shattered Glass Ceilings, Marlene Wagman-Geller
Last but by no means least, this book is the perfect gift for the women in your life. It’s a powerful reminder that this isn’t a man’s world, and that women have been starting, running, and managing successful businesses for a very long time.
From Girl Scout pioneer Julia Ward-Howe to Estee Lauder, the woman who single-handedly revolutionized the cosmetics industry; women have been creatively smashing through glass ceilings while simultaneously empowering other women to follow in their footsteps.
Women Who Launch tells the true stories of the women activists, artists, and entrepreneurs who launched some of the most famous companies, brands, and organizations today.
Whether they petitioned for everyone’s favorite holiday (Thanksgiving, all thanks to Sara Joseph Hale) or gave you that smooth line you were looking for under a dress (Sara Blakely, SPANX) these women changed the world, and their stories can inspire a new generation of women and girls to do the same thing.
Wagman-Geller’s empowering biographies are deftly woven together to create a picture of how these amazing women shaped and transformed the era they lived in, and combined with inspiring quotes.
She digs down beneath the surface of each story, providing valuable insights and fun details that will be enjoyed by teenage girls and retired women alike. Women Who Launch is the kind of book you can’t help but read with a smile on your face.
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