Famous Women

Fame has pluses and minuses: the power, influence, ability to make a difference and possible fortune versus the inevitable, inescapable spotlight on every achievement and every mistake. Women in the glare earned their top spots – often with a hard climb; they know the pros and cons, and now they’re sharing what they’ve learned.

Summaries

Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose

Oprah Winfrey

Flatiron Books, 2019

R 8
How Empowering Women Changes the World

Melinda Gates

Flatiron Books, 2019

R 9
Women, Leadership, and Success on Our Own Terms

Maureen Chiquet

HarperBusiness, 2017

8
The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Caroline Fraser

Metropolitan Books, 2017

R 9
Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead

Cecile Richards

Touchstone, 2018

8
How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World

Andrea Barnet

Ecco, 2018

9

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Simon & Schuster, 2017

9
Rewriting the Rules for Success

Ivanka Trump

Portfolio, 2017

R 6
Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back

Gretchen Carlson

Center Street, 2017

8
How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business

Barbara Corcoran and Bruce Littlefield

Portfolio, 2011

R 8