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Conversations With Uncommon Women: Insights From Women Who've Risen Above Life's Challenges to Achieve Extraordinary Success

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A book by Ellie Wymard

"Individual women came before us, but we are the first women to come as an entire generation and break down one set of barriers after another.." --Cokie Roberts, journalist and one of the women interviewed in Conversations With Uncommon WomenWomen have … see full wiki

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Author: Ellie Wymard
Publisher: AMACOM
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The Pleasure of Their Company

  • Jan 20, 2000
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Conversations with Uncommon Women

"You are cordially invited to meet one hundred women of achievement who will tell you how they got where they are today." Thus does Wymard begin her Introduction to an uncommonly thoughtful, uncommonly well-written book. The reader is provided with an abundance of insights from women who have "risen above life's challenges to achieve extraordinary success."

Wymard has a two-fold strategy: to present within each of six chapters the experiences and insights of women involved in a specific category (politics, policy, law, journalism, business, and arts management); also, to correlate those experiences and insights which are common to all of the categories. She succeeds brilliantly.

Who will derive the greatest benefit from this book? First, younger women who are encountering various barriers which are gender-specific. (These barriers may be illegal but we all know that they remain.) When my daughter entered the business world after graduating from college, I wish I could have presented this book to her and said "Here is an opportunity to eavesdrop on Ellie Wymard's conversations with 100 different successful women. Listen very carefully. You'll learn a great deal from what they have to say about themselves and their careers."

Also, I think this book will be of great value to other women, well into a career, who have become discouraged by these same barriers. Perhaps motivation must come from within but I know from personal experience that others can inspire us. After reading this book, many women professionals will be inspired (in Tennyson's words) "to strive, to seek, to find...and not to yield."

Finally, I highly recommend this book to other men who (a) share my contempt for the aforementioned barriers and are determined to eliminate them completely, and/or (b) who are eager to learn as much as they can from others who have "risen above life's challenges to achieve extraordinary success."

Thank you, Ellie Wymard, for the pleasure of such uncommon company.

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