I’m just kidding, these are not memoirs of women who have been successful in the traditional sense of attaining the goals they set for themselves. These are memoirs of women who tried a little of this and a little of that, failed some, succeeded some, and one way or another achieved the impossible or found their dream. Some are women who had a ton and a half of obstacles thrown their way and managed to come out on top.
Be prepared to laugh so hard your face hearts. I could reread this forever. Add to Goodreads here.This is for those days when I’m not sure why I don’t just go do the thing that everyone says I’m so good at it instead of what I’m passionate about. I shouldn’t settle. Add to Goodreads here.
Success comes with hard work and persistence. It’s never as easy as it looks. Add to Goodreads here.
So many challenges to overcome but she did it and was the first woman to be president in Africa. Add to Goodreads here.
When it comes to showing the untapped leadership potential of women, Gbowee is one of my favorite examples. Add to Goodreads here.
Like Gbowee above, Maathai could not have foreseen as a child what she would have to do when she grew up to accomplish what she did. It wasn’t even a problem yet. Add to Goodreads here.
We have to know what we want and be able to ask for it before we can get it, right? Palmer is amazing at it. Add to Goodreads here.
I never knew that this was even possible let alone the way some people live and see the world. If travel is a dream, check this out. Add to Goodreads here.
Okay, maybe Mock is the exception on my last. She did know what she wanted from the beginning and went about getting it meticulously. She would not settle. Add to Goodreads here.
Said has a roundabout way of making the things that plague her childhood the center of adulthood. It’s an interesting way to own what makes you different and I just love it. Add to Goodreads here.
They’re a fairly diverse group of women but all are memoirs that astounded or inspired me. Success isnt’ always the corner office or the big paycheck. Success is whatever we want it to be and these women found theirs.