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Becoming a Dangerous Woman: Embracing Risk to Change the World

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An intimate and inspiring memoir and call to action from Pat Mitchell -- groundbreaking media icon, global advocate for women's rights, and co-founder and curator of TEDWomen
Pat Mitchell is a serial ceiling smasher. The first woman to own and host a nationally syndicated daily talk show, and the first female president of CNN productions and PBS, Mitchell has been lauded
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published October 8th 2019 by Seal Press
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Andrea McDowell
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I get to be the first review! That never happens.

I wasn't sure what to expect from this book when I ordered it, but it turned out to be a very entertaining memoir with lots of inspiring mini-interviews with feminist activists in many different sphere.
Lisa-Michele
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mix a little tell-all memoir with a dash of feminist preaching and you get a terrific read by an accomplished woman who broke a trail through the TV journalism thicket. I serve with this woman on a board of directors so I wanted to know a little more about her. Among other challenges, Pat Mitchell worked for Ted Turner at CNN and chaired the PBS Board. I am impressed with her bravery while overcoming her underprivileged somewhat abusive childhood in rural Georgia. She really rose to the top of ...more
Suzanne G.
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Pat Mitchell is the real deal. Ive heard her speak at Omegas Women and Power Conference, mainly interviewing others. But I had no idea she had such a rich and inspiring career with a feminist thread throughout, always supporting and raising the profile of womens issues while working on herself and breaking down barriers. There is so much wisdom in this book. She has a section toward the end on mentoring that, having read lots of articles on the topic, I thought was especially valuable and ...more
Bookloverinhi
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Pat got her career started working in magazines, then moved on to television news in Boston. She has so many media accomplishments. In the 1970s she was one of the first women to appear on tv. In the 1990s she was a trailblazer on cable tv working for Ted Turner. And in the 2000s she broke into the digital media world. 💚🍀 .
Every step of the way, with every accomplishments, Pats main goal was to take the first step then to help other women take that step. Clearly an example of women helping
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Sara
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great book by a former president of PBS, CNN Productions, the Paley Center for Media as well as producer of documentaries, cofounder of TEDWomen, the Connected Women Leaders Initiative etc. Not only has she done all of these things but she labels herself a dangerous woman because of how male leaders have viewed her and she encourages all of us to push past the limits society puts on us.
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