Karren Brady is an inspiration to women everywhere, and her incredible success is borne of her passion, impressive business instinct, ambition, and her very genuine, honest, down-to-earth outlook.
Author: Karren Brady
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
This is her story... how she started out as a sparky 18 year old selling advertising space and how she went on to persuade David Sullivan, at the age of 23 to buy a football club - turning that business round to sell it for an incredible £82 million 12 years later. How she balances her personal life with her professional, her priorities, her life as mother of two and wife. How she coped when doctors told her after a routine scan that she had a brain anheurysm, that she must have a complicated operation immediately and had a 30% chance of not surviving, and how it has since influenced her outlook and priorities. An overwhelmingly inspiring and real look at work and life, Karren Brady defies convention as a directional business woman in a male industry. This is how she does it, and through her experience, her drive and her skills -- it's a brilliant insight into how you can do it too.
Author: Queen Latifah
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Queen Latifah is a sensation. At nineteen, she was the first female solo rapper to have a major record deal. Four years later she had become a top television actress and movie star. She earned a Grammy, started a record label, and became the president of her own company. Today she is rap music's most enduring female force. But how did Dana Owens, a young girl from Newark, New Jersey, become Queen Latifah and make it to the top of the charts? The most powerful voice in rap has always been quiet about her life. Until now. At once autobiographical and inspirational, Ladies First is the story of a young woman, making tough decisions and terrible mistakes -- about sex and drugs and about who was real and who wasn't -- before she was old enough to drive. It is about the reign of depression that descended on her after her brother's tragic death and how she found a sustaining love in God when it seemed the world was trying to break her. Ladies First is about being confident and sensual in a big, strong body and about blocking out the junk to let in the good. It is about how anyone -- whether from the poorest means or the richest -- can hold her head high in a world full of attitude. In a queen's universe, each experience is a lesson. Keeping it real and making no excuses, Queen Latifah shares her truth about what's important in life. Full of wisdom and revelations, Ladies First will instill in you the same self-esteem, respect, and courage that brought Queen Latifah peace and her independent edge. Allow her to guide you to discover who you are -- inside and out-as you discover who she is. Ladies First is one woman's journey to find the riches that were in her life all along, and it is a message of majesty for everyone.With Ladies First, the queen who lives within all of us will rise.
The Strong Woman Trap
Author: Sasha Mobley
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Are you the one who saves the day at work? Does your family expect you to do it all when you get home? Perhaps you used to like being thought of as reliable, but you long for a life of your own again—one with fewer emergency circumstances and people who need lots of "help." It isn't just you. Many women have been socialized to quietly pick up the slack and not complain—this is a setup for isolation, second guessing, and waiting for rewards that never come. This is what Sasha Mobley calls The Strong Woman Trap. We are playing too hard at a rigged game that we didn't create. We spend our energies managing demands and treat our own emotions and needs as irrelevant. Sasha provides a hard look at the cultural beliefs that set strong, driven, ambitious women up for a life spent constantly saving others from themselves, filling in gaps, and going it alone like a hybrid of Wonder Woman and Working Girl. The Strong Woman Trap is the book is for women who spend their spare moments looking wistfully through magazines telling themselves their dreams are just one more personal sacrifice away. Wishes won’t get you there. Neither will doubling down on old strategies. What will get you there is learning the secrets to escaping The Strong Woman Trap.
What Makes a Strong Woman?
Author: Helene Lerner
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
"A strong woman is compassionate, decisive, creative, innovative, organized, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and above all, recognizes her weaknesses along with her strengths." --Barbara Koster, chief information officer, Prudential Financial What do you get when you ask women from all walks of life "What makes a strong woman?" Author Helene Lerner did just that and was inspired and amazed at the answers by everyone from stay-at-home moms to top executives. Readers will be, too, when they see the best of the best in What Makes a Strong Woman? The 99 insights that Lerner includes run the gamut from funny and insightful to thought provoking and motivating. Among them are: "A strong woman can carry her laptop, breast pump, gym bag, diaper bag, and purse all at the same time!" --Kim Lowe, senior channel manager, Microsoft Corporation "A strong woman has the courage to dream, to follow her convictions when it is not easy, and to maintain her integrity and dignity at all times." --Akosua Barthwell Evans, managing director, JPMorgan Asset Management What Makes a Strong Woman? is an ideal keepsake and inspirational book, whether readers want it for themselves or as an enriching gift for others.
How Strong Women Pray
Author: Bonnie St. John
Bonnie St. John profiles some of today's most prominent women and how prayer has impacted their lives.
Strong Women Stay Young
Author: Miriam E. Nelson, Sarah Wernick
Publisher: Lothian Children's Books
The scientifically-proven strength training programme that turns back the clock - replacing fat with muscle, reversing bone loss, and increasing strength and energy.
Three Strong Women
Author: Marie NDiaye
In this new novel, the first by a black woman ever to win the coveted Prix Goncourt, Marie NDiaye creates a luminous narrative triptych as harrowing as it is beautiful. This is the story of three women who say no: Norah, a French-born lawyer who finds herself in Senegal, summoned by her estranged, tyrannical father to save another victim of his paternity; Fanta, who leaves a modest but contented life as a teacher in Dakar to follow her white boyfriend back to France, where his delusional depression and sense of failure poison everything; and Khady, a penniless widow put out by her husband’s family with nothing but the name of a distant cousin (the aforementioned Fanta) who lives in France, a place Khady can scarcely conceive of but toward which she must now take desperate flight. With lyrical intensity, Marie NDiaye masterfully evokes the relentless denial of dignity, to say nothing of happiness, in these lives caught between Africa and Europe. We see with stunning emotional exactitude how ordinary women discover unimagined reserves of strength, even as their humanity is chipped away. Three Strong Women admits us to an immigrant experience rarely if ever examined in fiction, but even more into the depths of the suffering heart.
Based on the latest scientific information, and including practical advice on the best nutrition, exercise, and medication, Strong Women, Strong Bones is an essential guide for any woman who wants to know more about the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Includes: A one-hour-per-year plan for healthy bones A self-test to assess risk factors Facts on the most accurate bone-density tests Tips on supplements beyond calcium, plus new findings on soy The best workouts for strong bones, fully illustrated, with an effective new two-minute exercise Facts on the latest medical breakthroughs A special chapter for men
Originally published in 2002, this text recounts groundbreaking research on the controversial Shroud of Turin, believed by many to be the actual burial cloth of Jesus. It reveals yet another revelation of monumental proportions--irrefutable evidence of how the etheric image of Jesus got on the cloth and what it means to humankind. This evidence includes actual images from the quantum body, or what many call the "soul." 268 pp.
Author: Charles Seabrook
Publisher: John F. Blair, Publisher
In Cumberland Island, Charles Seabrook uses his talent as an award-winning environmental writer to describe the island's natural bounty and to tell its long and intriguing history. Today, the island serves as a lightning rod for controversy. Although the island is currently under the purview of the National Park Service, some descendants still reside on the island. The dispute over the sale of land by cash-strapped landowners to commercial developers creates as much heated debate as the discussion of how the Park Service should balance the management of a wilderness area with the privileges accorded the residents. Included in these two debates are the questions of whether the island's signature wild-horse herd should be dispersed because of the environmental damage it wreaks and whether the historic mansions that still pepper the island be allowed to crumble to ruin for the sake of wilderness preservation.
Get Strong for Women
Author: Alex Silver-Fagan
A streamlined exercise program uniting diet advice and step-by-step exercises for women who want to train hard and lift heavy to look and feel strong. Women who lift know that training with weights is the best way to firm your glutes, tone your abs, and sculpt a powerful, healthy body. Forget the waif-like model: girls with muscle prove that strong is beautiful, so it's time to brave the pain for the gain to get the body you want. This fitness manifesto provides clear, step-by-step exercise instruction as well as easy-to-follow workout programs so you can enter the weight room with confidence and become your strongest self. Using strength-training, cardio, and weight-lifting exercises, Get Strong for Women gives you the tools you need to build muscle, burn fat, and get a strong, fit body.
Why does the strong, capable, independent woman always fall in love with the man who plays hard to get, the one who treats her badly? Why does the boys-next-door bore her to tears? Why can't she fall in love with a nice, normal, likeable guy? In her bestselling book - which has been translated into 10 languages - psychotherapist and author Maja Storch examines the ways in which successful, independent women unwittingly manage to repeatedly undermine their intimate relationships, and their unconscious reasons for doing so. She helps women unlock the fears that lie behind self-perpetuating patterns and achieve the necessary balance of independence, vulnerability, desire and strength that will enable them to succeed in a relationship. In her personal and adventurous style, Maja Storch draws on the experience of clients, friends and her own life to offer a unique perspective on contemporary relationships and enlightenment for strong women everywhere.
My Fight to the Top
Author: Michelle Mone
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
The perfect blend of business and drama, My Fight to the Top is a unique, heart-rending autobiography that has mass appeal - whether the reader wants to learn how to get ahead in business, or simply learn how to keep it together through life's challenges. Fromt the rough East End of Glasgow, Michelle Mone overcame the physical violence of school bullies, the emotional trauma of financial difficulties at home and the tragic paralysis of her father, to become one of the UK's most respected entrepreneurial women. From the simple experience of wearing an uncomfortable bra Michelle created the Ultimo brand, now worth £50m. However, the road has been far from smooth and the pressure of trying to build a business and be a good mother brought her marriage - and her health - to the edge. But with steely determination she fought back, striving to make Ultimo a genuine success story.