Finalist Pacific Book Awards 2018: “Find motivation in your career and life with the amazing history of women entrepreneurship, activism, and leadership.” —Stylish Southern Mama
Women Who Launch is filled with inspiring true stories of women activists, artists, and entrepreneurs who launched some of the most famous companies, brands, and organizations today and changed the world. It is at once a collection of biographies and a testament of female empowerment.
Juliette Gordon Low showed what’s good for the goose is good for the gander when she created the Girl Scouts of America. Sarah Josepha Hale—authoress of Mary Had a Little Lamb—convinced Lincoln to launch a national day of thanks, while Anna Jarvis persuaded President Wilson to initiate a day in tribute of mothers. Estée Lauder revolutionized the cosmetics industry. The tradition of these Mothers of Invention continued when, compliments of knitter Krista Suh, the heads of millions were adorned with pink pussy-cat ears in the largest women’s march in history. These women who launched prove—in the words of Rosie the Riveter—“We can do it!”
In Women Who Launch, readers will find:
The stories behind renowned companies, brands, and organizations and the diverse women who launched them.
Empowering quotes from strong women and those who refused to be kept down.
Motivation to all women who want to succeed in their careers, launch companies, and change the world.
“These soaring stories will inspire you to live your dreams!” —Becca Anderson, author of The Book of Awesome Women
“This collection of inspirational stories and biographies of game-changing women is a testimony to women empowerment in the world.” – Lion of Africa, African Women Entrepreneurs Collective “One of the top business books for women of all time.” -Her Best Books “Women Who Launch” is filled with inspiring true stories of women activists, artists and entrepreneurs who launched some of the most famous companies, brands and organizations.” – MoreforMoms.com “‘Women Who Launch” profiles the women who created the Girl Scouts, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving, SPANX, the Women’s March and much more.” – KPBS NPR Radio “Women Who Launch brings us stories of renowned companies, brands, organizations, and the women that brought them to life. With this book, Marlene hopes to motivate men and women alike to achieve their success through anecdotes and brief history lessons, and the inspiration she has is unmatched.” – One Click Lindsey “If you want to school yourself on the leaders who have paved the path to success, then this is the beach book for you. The novel is filled with effervescent stories about a diverse group of female artists, entrepreneurs, and activists who not only fought for women’s rights and equality but are the names behind many of our favorite organizations, brands, and companies throughout history. Well researched and engaging, every page gives the motivation to kill it in your career just like these ladies. Standout Quote: “In sharp juxtaposition there were intrepid women who launched rather than lunched-instead of waiting for a glass slipper, they shattered glass ceilings” – Swaay –This text refers to the paperback edition.
“These soaring stories will inspire you to live your dreams!”
―Becca Anderson, author of The Book of Awesome Women
“Find motivation in your career and life with the amazing history of women entrepreneurship, activism, and leadership.”
―Stylish Southern Mama
“Want to find courage? Look to those women who changed the game. Women Who Launch: The Women Who Shattered Glass Ceilings shares the stories of the inspiring women behind brands and organizations. You may know their names, but you might not know their stories. This book changes that, and lets you know of the extraordinary women who came before. Learn about women who changed the era, from Estee Lauder to the creator of The Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low.”
From The Back Cover
Mothers of Invention Dorothy Parker observed, “It’s a man’s world;” but the fiery femmes in Women Who Launch would beg to differ. Move over, “ladies who lunch;” these kick-ass fabulous females change the world. Juliette Gordon Low showed what’s good for the goose is good for the gander when she created the Girl Scouts of America. Sara Joseph Hale, authoress of Mary had a Little Lamb, convinced Abe Lincoln to launch a national day of thanks and advocate extraordinaire Anna Jarvis persuaded President Wilson to initiate a day in tribute of all those hard-working mamas, now celebrated as Mother’s Day. Crafty gal turned craftivist, Krista Suh created pink pussy-cat eared hats and knit a nation together in what became the largest women’s march in history. The grand tradition of these Mothers of Invention carries on as the creativity, business savvy and unstoppable smarts of women launch new enterprises, social change and movements on a daily basis. Let these Women Who Launch inspire you to discover your dreams and make them a reality. In the words of Rosie the Riveter, “We can do it!” “I am a big fan of Marlene Wagman Geller’s herstory books because she tells the stories of unsung sheroes and great unknowns. Women were left out of record books for far too long. Brava for writing women back into history with Women Who Launch!” ― Becca Anderson, author of The Book of Awesome Women
About The Author
Marlene Wagman-Geller received her B.A. from York University and her teaching credentials from the University of Toronto and San Diego State University. Currently she teaches high school English in National City, California. Reviews from her first three books (Penguin/Perigree) have appeared in the New York Times and the Associated Press article was picked up in dozens of newspapers such as the Denver Post, the Huffington Post, and the San Diego Tribune.