Historical Encyclopedia of American Women Entrepreneurs: 1776 to the Present / Edition 1

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Overview

This encyclopedia contains the biographies of over 100 women, from Clara Barton to Oprah Winfrey, who come from diverse backgrounds, races, age groups, ethnicities, religious backgrounds, and geographic locations. From 1776 to the present, these women have initiated organizations; taken human, physical, and financial risk in these endeavors; and have had an economic impact locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. This, by definition, makes them entrepreneurs, the same as their male counterparts. However, many of the women have been unacknowledged by recorded history. This book, therefore, adds women's entrepreneurial stories to the historical record and provides a resource to researchers and educators in the fields of entrepreneurship, business, management, sociology, economics, and women's studies. It also will be of interest to young women—potential entrepreneurs—seeking role models for their own endeavors in the free enterprise system of the United States.

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Provides a succinct account of the life and achievements of dozens of women entrepreneurs: an underrecognized group which the author believes should be credited with helping serve as catalysts for the American economic system. Emphasis is placed on their personal philosophies, hard work, determination, and philanthropic efforts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313306471
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 310
  • Lexile: 1150L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

JEANNETTE M. OPPEDISANO is Associate Professor in the Department of Management at Southern Connecticut State University's School of Business and founder and President of the Whispering Wynds, a life strategy management consulting practice.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

The Encyclopedia

Selected Bibliography

Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2001

    LONG OVERDUE

    A wonderful book about a segment of our population long ignored: women entrepreneurs. Facinating stories of women who armed with an idea and a purpose achieved success over insurmountable odds. This book should be read and celebrated by everyone.

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