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.


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Summaries

Beyond the nails, one-legged tracksuits, and world records, Florence Griffith Joyner set the stage for women to build million-dollar brands.

Amira Rose Davis

Medium, 2020

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After nearly seven months at the International Space Station, the Maine native is grateful for salads – but still processing the gravity of a world in quarantine.

Laura Regensdorf

Vanity Fair, 2020

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How to Break Free and Succeed as You Are

Alicia Menendez

HarperBusiness, 2019

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The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion

Michelle Dean

Grove, 2018

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Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience

Hillary Rodham Clinton et al.

Simon & Schuster, 2019

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

Andrea Barnet

Ecco, 2018

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

Barbara Corcoran et al.

Portfolio, 2011

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Women, Leadership, and Success on Our Own Terms

Maureen Chiquet

HarperBusiness, 2017

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Michelle Obama

Crown, 2018

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

Cecile Richards

Touchstone, 2018

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