By Sarah Creech
As beguiling because the novels of Alice Hoffman, Adriana Trigiani, Aimee Bender, and Sarah Addison Allen, Season of the Dragonflies is a narrative of plants, sisters, useful magic, outdated secrets and techniques, and new love, set within the Blue Ridge Mountains.
For generations, the Lenore girls have synthetic a fragrance in contrast to the other, and protected the original and mysterious constituents. Their perfumery, hidden within the quiet rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, creates one certain elixir that secretly sells for thousands of greenbacks to the world’s such a lot powerful—movie stars, politicians, artists, and CEOs. The Lenore’s signature body spray is de facto the main to their success.
Willow, the coolly dependent Lenore relatives matriarch, is the brains at the back of the corporate. Her lovely, golden-haired daughter Mya is its center. Like her foremothers, she will be able to “read” scents and envision their energy. Willow’s more youthful daughter, dark-haired, soulful Lucia, claims no magical contact, nor does she wish any a part of the kin enterprise. She left the mountains years in the past to make her personal manner. yet hassle is brewing. Willow is experiencing unusual spells of forgetfulness. Mya is plotting a coup. a consumer is threatening blackmail. And such a lot ominously, the original flora utilized in their body spray are dying.
Whoever can retailer the corporate will inherit it. although Mya is the most obvious selection, Lucia has began exhibiting indicators of her personal particular skills. And her go back to the mountains—heralded by means of a swarm of blue dragonflies—may be the reply all of them need.
By Becky Blalock
From a veteran Fortune 500 govt, how girls can achieve and achieve best management positions
Though ladies carry a majority of the managerial jobs within the group, they occupy a trifling 14% of C-suite positions at Fortune 500 businesses. to damage via this obdurate glass ceiling, ladies needs to learn how to take daring steps while career-defining moments come up. in the course of her 33-year profession at Southern corporation, a Fortune 500 software corporation, Becky Blalock rose to turn into CIO in a historically male undefined. Now she deals her personal hard-won recommendation, in addition to that of 28 most sensible woman executives, to teach all aspiring girls how one can dare to arrive the top tier of management and C-suite positions.
- Includes recommendation and mentoring classes from most sensible ladies enterprise leaders reminiscent of: Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of the woman Scouts of america; Kat Cole, President of Cinnabon; Carol Tomé, CFO of domestic Depot; Dr. Beverly Tatum, president of Spelman university, and Jeanette Horan, CIO of IBM, between many others
- Features common, sincere suggestion on gaining self belief, talking up, discovering mentors, studying to fail, construction a community of allies, dealing with others, and more
- Written by means of pioneering company chief Becky Blalock, with a Foreword by means of Anne Mulcahy, former chairperson and CEO of Xerox Corporation
Dare is must-needed consultant for girls all over the place, at each point, striving to develop the personality, abilities, and relationships that carry higher good fortune within the workplace.
Maxim, Australia variation, April 2015
By Henry Etzkowitz
Why are there nonetheless so few woman scientists? regardless of the medical ethos of universalism and inclusion, ladies proceed to adventure genuine social inequities as they try to realize popularity within the clinical group. in response to wide interviews and subsidized by means of quantitative research, this compelling paintings exposes the hidden boundaries, refined exclusions, and unwritten principles that confront girls at each juncture alongside the clinical occupation path--from adolescence to retirement. via bright own debts the authors provide an illuminating and sobering view of the consequences those hindrances have at the own lives of girls. They argue that ladies can reach the medical office via effectively coping with "social capital," these networks and relationships scientists depend upon for pro aid and new rules. This benchmark quantity is essential analyzing for all scientists and social scientists--both male and female--and for ladies contemplating a systematic occupation.
By Barbara Stanny
Quietly and gradually, the variety of ladies making six figures or extra is expanding and keeps to upward push at a fee quicker than for males. From marketers to company executives, from white-collar execs to freelancers and part-timers, girls are forging careers with huge monetary good fortune.
In Secrets of Six-Figure Women, Barbara Stanny, journalist, motivational speaker,and monetary educator, identifies the seven key innovations of lady highearners: A revenue purpose, Audacity, Resilience, Encouragement, Self-Awareness, Non-attachment, and monetary Know-How.
Based on large learn and countless numbers of interviews, together with greater than a hundred and fifty girls whose annual gains variety from $100,000 to $7 million, Barbara Stanny turns all the six-figure features right into a particular approach for upping gains. by means of carefully fine-tuning them, readers can, step by step, climb the source of revenue ladder.
By Kate White
New York Times bestselling writer Kate White is the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, the number one younger women’s journal on the earth, and a highly profitable businesswoman. In I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This, she stocks her secrets and techniques to good fortune. A witty, clever, straight-talking occupation consultant for ladies, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This is the precise publication for the present economy, even if you’re simply beginning out, re-entering the group after maternity go away, or just trying to find a profession swap; crucial counsel and ambitious ideas from a gutsy innovator who helped elevate Cosmo’s movement by way of part 1000000 copies according to month.
By Sarah Deer
A normal creation to the social and felony concerns thinking about acts of violence opposed to local girls, this book's individuals are attorneys, social employees, social scientists, writers, poets, and sufferers. within the U.S. local girls are much more likely than girls from the other staff to endure violence, from rape and battery to extra refined varieties of abuse, and Sharing Our tales of Survival explores the reasons and effects of such habit. The tales and case-studies offered listed below are frequently painful and uncooked, and the facts are overwhelmingly grim; yet a countervailing topic additionally runs via this super informative quantity: a few of the girls who look in those pages are survivors, frequently bolstered by way of their travails, and the violence tested here's human violence, that means that it may be replaced, if in basic terms with a lot attempt and schooling. step one is to put out the reality for all to work out, and that's the objective finished by way of this publication.
Elle, April 2015
By Sarah O'Leary Burningham
Being a lady is not effortless, and turning out to be up is much from a simple task. This time of transition is very complicated with no confidante to assist. Meet Sarah O'Leary Burningham, a real-life vast sister the following to teach preteens via all of life's colossal moments, from first bras to first sessions. packed with letters and testimonials from genuine girls—as good as confidence-boosting recommendation and myth-busting sidebars—this enjoyable, obtainable, and hugely visible ebook is a must have for each woman navigating her means in the course of the preteen years.