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Women Who Launch : The Women Who Shattered Glass Ceilings (Strong women)

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Empowering Stories of Strong Women
"These soaring stories will inspire you to live your dreams!" -Becca Anderson, author of The Book of Awesome Women


Finalist Pacific Book Awards 2018


Dorothy Parker observed, "It's a man's world;" the lady entrepreneurs and game-changers profiled in Women Who Launch would beg to differ. Unlike the matrons of the 1950s, these kick-ass females left their DNA in the annals of time.


A history of women in business and beyond. Juliette Gordon Low 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, 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 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!"


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.


Inside 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



If you are a fan of books about strong women such as Fabulous Female Firsts, In the Company of Women, or Behind Every Great Man, then you will want to read Women Who Launch.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 17.78mm | 272.16g
  • FL, United States
  • English
  • black and white photos of the women; 25 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1633536955
  • 9781633536951
  • 668,430

Back cover copy

Mothers of Invention Dorothy Parker observed, "It's a man's world;" but the fiery femmes in Women Who Launch would beg to differ. Move over, "ladies who lunch;" these kick-ass fabulous females change the world. Juliette Gordon Low 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, convinced Abe Lincoln to launch a national day of thanks and advocate extraordinaire Anna Jarvis persuaded President Wilson to initiate a day in tribute of all those hard-working mamas, now celebrated as Mother's Day. Crafty gal turned craftivist, Krista Suh created pink pussy-cat eared hats and knit a nation together in what became the largest women's march in history. The grand tradition of these Mothers of Invention carries on as the creativity, business savvy and unstoppable smarts of women launch new enterprises, social change and movements on a daily basis. Let these Women Who Launch inspire you to discover your dreams and make them a reality. In the words of Rosie the Riveter, "We can do it!" "I am a big fan of Marlene Wagman Geller's herstory books because she tells the stories of unsung sheroes and great unknowns. Women were left out of record books for far too long. Brava for writing women back into history with Women Who Launch!" ― Becca Anderson, author of The Book of Awesome Women
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Table of contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS WOMEN WHO LAUNCH

1. Julia Ward Howe (1861) launched the Battle Hymn of the Repulic

2. Sarah Josepha Hale (1903) launched Thanksgiving

3. Emma Lazarus (1903) launched the Statue of Liberty as an Immigration Icon

4. Coco Channel (1883) launched the House of Channel

5. Helena Rubinstein (1903) launched Helena Rubinstein Cosmetics

6. Elizabeth Magie (1904) launched Monopoly

7. Juliette Gordon Low (1912) launched the Girl Scouts

8. Anna Jarvis (1914) launched Mother's Day

9. Caresse Cosby (1914) launched the modern bra

10. Margaret Sanger (1916) lunched Planned Parenthood

11. Rosie Monroe (1943) launched poster Rosie the Riveter

12. Esther Lauder (1945) launched Estee Lauder

13. Lillian Vernon (1951) launched Lillian Vernon

14. The Landers (1955-1956) launched Dear Abby and Dear Anne Advice Column

15. Ruth Handler (1959) launched Barbie Doll

16. Rachel Carson (1962) launched the Environmental Movement

17. Mahalia Jackson (1963) launched I Ave a Dream Speech

18. Norma McCorvey (1973) launched Supreme Court Ruling

19. Jenny Craig (1983) launched Jenny Craig

20. Sara Blakely (200) lunched Spanx

21. Arianna Huffington (2005) launched Huffington Post

22. Krista Suh (2017) The Pussyhat Project
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Review quote

"These soaring stories will inspire you to live
your dreams!" -Becca Anderson, author of The Book of Awesome
Women

"Find motivation in your career and life
with the amazing history of women entrepreneurship, activism, and leadership."
-Stylish Southern Mama

"Want to find courage? Look to those
women who changed the game. Women Who Launch: The Women Who
Shattered Glass Ceilings shares the stories of the
inspiring women behind brands and organizations. You may know their names, but
you might not know their stories. This book changes that, and lets you know of
the extraordinary women who came before. Learn about women who changed the era,
from Estee Lauder to the creator of The Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low."
-Bliss.com
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About Marlene Wagman-Geller

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.
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