My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’m no business woman, largely because I’ve never wanted to be. Yet I find this book – of successful business women who have self-empowered – utterly enthralling. They tell their own stories, and tell them well. It reads like a series of adventure stories. 'Courage, Strength and Perseverance' most definitely apply!
Their journeys are not without struggle and trauma, and often began in very unpromising circumstances. Even weirdos like me, who measure success by other criteria, can find inspiration here – because these women began by recognising and then following their passions, whatever those individual passions might be: hairdressing, aviation, caring for carers, or a whole range of other ventures. And it becomes apparent that we are not so different – ultimately these women see success by their own criteria too, as achieving what they set out to do.
It’s necessary that their ventures make money in order to keep going, but it becomes increasingly clear that on a deeper level they are, in fact, not only about fulfilling oneself but also ways of looking after other people.