March Book of the Month / Assouline Visionary Women
This month we felt it was only suitable to honour some of the most inspiring women brought together in this hardback publication by Assouline. International Women’s Day which fell on March 8th this year brought to light some of the brightest stars in the arts, culture, design, and decorative arts that we look to for inspiration throughout our working life.
Following the great success of Assouline’s Pioneers of the Possible (2012)—featuring revolutionary female figures such as Ella Fitzgerald, Frida Kahlo, Simone de Beauvoir, Wangari Maathai, and Zaha Hadid, Author Angella Nazarian returns with an extraordinary sequel, Visionary Women.
This new title highlights twenty innovative and forward-thinking women, celebrating their great achievements and their contributions to science, media, politics, the arts, and social change. These women demonstrate passion, fearlessness, and an insatiable curiosity that led each to harness her talents and achieve her goals, no matter how improbable.
From Malala Yousafzai as the youngest Nobel Prize laureate and Carmen Amaya beginning her remarkable dance career at four years old to swimmer Diana Nyad breaking a world record at age sixty-four and Doris Lessing still penning stories into her nineties, this inspiring volume will compel readers to reconnect with their own dreams and envision new goals to challenge themselves at any stage of life.
Women profiled in this book include Helen Keller, Amelia Earhart, Sandra Day O’Connor, Maya Angelou, and Marie Curie, with a foreword by the executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Melanne Verveer.
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Nicky’s World – March 2017