Finalist Pacific Book Awards 2018! Empowering stories of game-changing womenDorothy 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-the women who lunched-these kick-ass females left their DNA in the annals of time.
A history of women in business and beyond: Julia Ward-Howe 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, 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 career and life with the amazing history of women entrepreneurship, activism, and leadership.
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.
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