Believing In Ourselves: A Celebration of Women

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Believing in Ourselves is a book of beautiful photos and compelling essays profiling 35 women who have succeeded in achieving extraordinary personal goals or overcoming significant hardships in their lives. The women profiled are a diverse group, and the details of their success stories vary widely. Yet the stories all share the same fascinating plot twist: Even when faced with major obstacles along the way, each woman made a choice to become the person she wanted to be. These are stories of women who refused to ...
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Overview

Believing in Ourselves is a book of beautiful photos and compelling essays profiling 35 women who have succeeded in achieving extraordinary personal goals or overcoming significant hardships in their lives. The women profiled are a diverse group, and the details of their success stories vary widely. Yet the stories all share the same fascinating plot twist: Even when faced with major obstacles along the way, each woman made a choice to become the person she wanted to be. These are stories of women who refused to allow their fates to be dictated to them."

Womanhood is something you claim and seize, not something you grow into. It's about seizing the opportunity to realize your potential, striving to be the best, and making sacrifices," says Claudia Edwards, executive director of a Fortune 500 foundation, whose high school economics teacher had correctly predicted she'd be "pushing a baby carriage six months after graduation." Stories like Claudia's sound a clarion call for women to triumph over their own challenging times and to fulfill their own visions of themselves. This remarkable book will inspire women of all walks of life.

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"Every woman will encounter loss, grief, and profound difficulty. But happiness, achievement, and success are in front of us as well," writes editor Nancy Carson in Believing in Ourselves: A Celebration of Women. Carson introduces 35 North American women who, in various ways, have triumphed over obstacles. Susan Edwards-Bell overcame cancer and is now an advocate for the homeless. Sonia Sotomayor grew up in a Bronx housing project and was the first Latina named to the U.S. Court of Appeals. Mary-Lisa Orth lived on welfare during her struggle to become a top industrial engineer. B&w photographs accompany each profile, making this a likely gift item. 100,000 first printing. (Mar.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780740722202
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/7/2002
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 10.22 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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