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How to Be Like Women of Influence: Life Lessons from 20 of the Greatest

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What do Oprah Winfrey, Sandra Day O'Connor, Margaret Thatcher, Marie Curie and Sojourner Truth have in common? Not only are they some of the world's most influential women, their life lessons are now revealed in the latest book by Pat Williams. Williams blends the personal accounts of each influential woman with the contemporary and historical insights of others, what emer ...more
Paperback, 358 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Health Communications
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Carolina Esteves de Andrade
Dec 02, 2012 Carolina Esteves de Andrade rated it it was amazing
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I loved this book!
The book is about how these extraordinaire women and how influenced the world and made great contributions to humanity. The authors had chosen 20 of the greatest women that lived on the 19th and 20th century. It was a great read, it’s not a biography, but you get to know a little about the life of these great women’s and how they succeed in their respective fields, how they stayed strong in face of adversity, overcame prejudices and pressed forward the boundaries of race, relig
Apr 06, 2011 Tiffany rated it really liked it
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Okay, I LOVED this book!! As a disclaimer, I am a total nerd, and also really enjoy history... but even being a non fiction book I was so excited when I got a few minutes and was able to sit down with this book! 20 chapters, each an easy to read biography of an influencial woman in history. All written through the lense of what it was about that person (qualities, habits, etc) that made them sucessful and influencial. I really enjoy biographies- learning about a person, what makes them tick, wha ...more
Jun 22, 2011 Kristi rated it really liked it
This was an inspiring, empowering, motivating book. I loved the format of short, insightful biographies. I soaked up all the information about these incredible women with a thirst to be like each of them in some small way. It was interesting to see many of the same qualities in all of these women that led them to make a difference in their lives and in the world. This book did exactly what it was designed to do. It educated me about history, the roles women have taken, the changes they have made ...more
Jan 20, 2011 Laura rated it really liked it
I started reading this book in 2003 while a college senior, then put it down and finally finished it! I think it's a good book for college aged women as the stories of the women teaches them important parts of history they may have missed and also gives practical ways they can become more influential. Some of my favorites: wake up early, never stop working, follow God. I am glad to have finally finished this book and excited to pass it along to a friend I promised could read it next...I am sure ...more
Karen Syed
Jan 07, 2009 Karen Syed rated it it was amazing
This is a remarkable book. I can't tell you how this book changed my life. The stories about the women involved are not only inspiring, but engaging and educational.

I learned things about women of strength and courage and intelligence.

I particularly liked how the book was written in sections. Each woman had a section of her own and it made for pleasant and easy reading.

This should be required reading for every young girl, every woman.
May 28, 2012 Carmen rated it liked it
This is a collection of short biographies about 20 famous women. The one I remember most was Sojourner Truth, as I didn't know anything about her. This is a book which should be read at least twice, and notes should be taken. I need to go back to it!
Aug 30, 2012 Christina rated it it was amazing
This book holds priceless lessons from 20 amazing women. Each lived according to her strong felt beliefs and, in turn, affected positive changes that will last throughout time.
Mar 16, 2009 Sue rated it really liked it
I liked the story of Helen Keller the most because it included Anne Sullivan's childhood and how she came to teach Helen. I also liked the story of Marie Curie.
Oct 19, 2008 Joyce rated it it was amazing
This was a very good book about we can learn from other womens lives. My boyfriend gave this book to me-scored him big points for knowing what I like to read!
Lynn Pedersen
Feb 18, 2008 Lynn Pedersen rated it it was amazing
A must read for women. Clearly a great influence and a greater understanding of the heart and determination
of women to succeed with passion.
Apr 14, 2013 Katherine rated it really liked it
Loved this book but I love history books. A great selection of inspiring women. Some wonderful lessons to take away from them.
Apr 02, 2008 Kristine rated it it was amazing
Every woman, & young woman should read this book. Very interesting and inspiring. Not that I want a women for president in 08.
Feb 04, 2008 Rupal rated it it was amazing
I actually got to meet Pat Williams in Tampa and she really inspired to take charge of my life. This book is also great.
Jul 13, 2011 Jencey/ rated it really liked it
I liked the book. I especially loved it when I was a Mary Kay Consultant.
Jun 12, 2008 Kara rated it really liked it
Very Inspiring...
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