The Counselors: Conversations with 18 Courageous Women Who Have Changed the World

The Counselors: Conversations with 18 Courageous Women Who Have Changed the World

by Elizabeth Vrato, Bill Clinton
     
 

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In my own time and in my own life, I have witnessed a revolution. Sandra Day O'Connor Meet the women of the revolution. The women of The Counselors have faced overwhelming opposition with astounding determination and integrity. Each believe in helping other women, and each of them has a host of experiences and advice from which younger women may learn…  See more details below

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In my own time and in my own life, I have witnessed a revolution. Sandra Day O'Connor Meet the women of the revolution. The women of The Counselors have faced overwhelming opposition with astounding determination and integrity. Each believe in helping other women, and each of them has a host of experiences and advice from which younger women may learn valuable lessons of courage and strength. These are the women who have paved the way for the success of future generations. Author Elizabeth Vrato asked recipients of the prestigious Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award what they would like to share with young women just beginning their careers. The result of these conversations is a profound look at women's struggle for recognition and success that will captivate a reader of any age or gender. In The Counselors, Janet Reno shares the story of her relationship with her brave mother, who built their log home with her own hands. Ruth Bader Ginsburg explains her crusade to change the laws of the United States to truly make them equal for men and women. We learn that Sandra Day O'Connor was unable to find a job as a lawyer upon her graduation at the top of her class at Stanford -- the only jobs that were offered to her were those of legal secretary -- and of her eventual ascent to the Supreme Court of the United States. In his foreword, Bill Clinton writes, "Just as the women in this book were empowered by the efforts and example of those who came before them, a new generation will be inspired and encouraged by the spirit and achievements of this remarkable group." With wisdom and insight on every page, The Counselors is a penetrating reminder of the power of the human spirit and of the strength and triumph of some of this century's most amazing women. It is an invaluable resource for women and men of every generation.

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Attorney Elizabeth Vrato knows the value of mentors. She asked recipients of the prestigious Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award what advice they would give to young women starting their legal careers. The result was a series of reflective, thoughtful essays by some of the best-known and powerful women in our society, including Sandra Day O'Connor, Pat Schroeder, Janet Reno, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A must-read for women lawyers, this book will also inspire young women starting out in any profession.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762412150
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.05(d)

What People are saying about this

Gloria Steinem
"Elizabeth Vrato brings us women with the outrageous idea that the law should have some relationship to justice. Their words and lives will inspire every reader who shares that hope." (Gloria Steinem, writer, activist, cofounder Ms. magazine)
Donna E. Shalala
"Tapping into the deep reservoir of leadership provided by women throughout America, The Counselors shows that all of us gain when we open doors for women. The power and strength of these accomplished eighteen women can serve as a model for everyone across the nation." (Donna E. Shalala, president, University of Miami)
Bob Hirshon
"By sharing their histories, eighteen American heroes underscore the wondrous future that awaits us if we commit to the full and equal participation of women within our society. These eighteen women allow all Americans to hope that our nation will someday fulfill its dream of being a true meritocracy." (Robert E. Hirshon, president, American Bar Association)
Eleanor Clift
"A who's who of women that goes beyond the resume to touch the heartstrings." (Eleanor Clift, Newsweek contributing editor)

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Meet the Author

Elizabeth Vrato is an attorney practicing with the NOW Legal Defense Fun in Philadelphia.

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