Voices of Powerful Women: Words of Wisdom from 40 of the World's Most Inspiring Women (Hardcover)
On Our Shelves Now
A fantastically inspiring collection of interviews with 40 successful and empowering women, including Maya Angelou, Isabel Allende, Mary Robinson and Shami Chakrabati, exploring their challenges and achievements.
In this empowering book, 40 amazing women who have exerted an influence on others in many different ways discuss their work, their achievements, their hopes and their fears, offering women everywhere inspiration and optimism for the future through their fascinating explanations of what they have achieved. Featuring politicians, environmentalists, humanitarians, entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, actors, world leaders and Nobel Peace Prize winners, this book encourages readers to believe that they can achieve their greatest ambitions and help change the world for the better.
The book is structured around ten questions, with the 40 interviewees providing a pithy and insightful answer to each one. Topics range from influential early experiences, inspirations in life and most admired female figures to causes of anger, greatest fears, how to change the world and advice for the younger generation.
The full list of powerful women featured in the book is as follows: Isabel Allende, Christiane Amanpour, Maya Angelou, Hanan Ashrawi, Joan Baez, Benazir Bhutto, Mary Kayitesi Blewitt, Emma Bonino, Shami Chakrabarti, Jung Chang, Kate Clinton, Marie Colvin, Marion Cotillard, Severn Cullis-Suzuki, Carla Del Ponte, Judi Dench, Shirin Ebadi, Tracey Emin, Jane Fonda, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Dagmar Havlová, Swanee Hunt, Bianca Jagger, Nataša Kandić, Kathy Kelly, Martha Lane Fox, Dame Ann Leslie, Professor Wangari Maathai, Mairead Maguire, Mary McAleese, Soledad O'Brien, Sinéad O'Connor, Yoko Ono, Mariane Pearl, Kim Phuc, Paloma Picasso, Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, Paula Rego, Louise Ridley, Mary Robinson, Jody Williams.
About the Author
Zoë Sallis is a theatre, TV and film actor, and the author of the bestselling Ten Eternal Questions (Watkins).
'Remarkable questions answered by remarkable women . . . A fascinating collection'
– Maya Angelou
'Voices of Powerful Women is a book one cannot help but be inspired by. At this particular time of extraordinary conscious change for women, the importance of their words and the experiences they share is of far reaching significance to us all. The voices of these remarkable women are a powerful inspiration to everyone who stands up for freedom and equality, as women fight for their dreams and work to build a better and more understanding world. I cannot recommend a more timely read. Voices of Powerful Women is a treasure chest of wisdom, insight and courage from women who believed they could make a difference – and did that and much, much more. This collection is a sensitive and important contribution to the spirit of these times.'
- Danny Houston
'SHOULD I READ IT? Yes. Yes. Yes. While you're boun d to recognise many of the mor e mainstream names within Voices of Powerful Women, we guarantee that there will be least one or two others w h o you'll want to know even mor e about. Providing inspiration and hope, Zoe shares the wisdom and experiences of extraordinary women who have changed, and continue to change, the world for the better. Creating an overall message of hope - for the future, for change, for a more compassionate world where strong women are confident to stand up and be heard - if you are struggling to find motivation or direction, Voices of Powerful Women can provide that spark to get you started. For many of us, our goals can seem impossible. We hesitate out of fear we may make a fool out of ourselves, be judged by others, or outright fail. Reading the stories of these exceptional women opens the door towards taking that first courageous step; to moving towards what we want, despite our fears. To doing the best we can - for ourselves, for our communities, and for the world we live in.'