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Chicken soup for the soul : the empowered woman : 101 stories about being confident, courageous and your true self / [compiled by] Amy Newmark ; foreword by Joi Gordon, CEO, Dress for Success.
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Empowered woman :

101 stories about being confident, courageous and your true self
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9781611599817
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[Cos Cob, Connecticut] : Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, [2018]

©2018
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397 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary

Summary

Today's woman is confident, courageous and true to herself. And she has a story to tell, to help other women become empowered, too. These 101 true stories, told by women from all walks of life, will inspire you to be confident, courageous and true to your self.

The stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Empowered Woman represent women helping each other--to be come stronger, more self-confident, and more independent. They chronicle simple changes and complex transformations, and provide easy-to-implement tips and powerful motivation for women of all ages to say "yes" to their best lives.


Author Notes

Amy Newmark is the bestselling author, editor-in-chief, and publisher of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Since 2008, she has published 133 new books, most of them national bestsellers in the U.S. and Canada, more than doubling the number of Chicken Soup for the Soul titles in print today. She is also the author of Simply Happy, a crash course in Chicken Soup for the Soul advice and wisdom that is filled with easy-to-implement, practical tips for having a better life. (Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Joi GordonApril KnightJane McBride ChoateDebra MayhewGiulietta NardoneKristen Mai PhamDiana L. WaltersChristine Clarke-JohnsenLinda Hoff IrvinTami ShaikhMolly EnglandEsther M. BaileyJennifer Kathleen GibbonsElynne Chaplik-AleskowLinda JewellEllie Braun-HaleyMary T. WagnerB.B. LoydChristy Heitger-EwingRonda PayneSheri ZeckKelly RaeMarilyn HaightAudrey AdesJudy O'KelleyMelissa ValksPascale DuguayErin E. ForsonDiana BauderAnnette GulatiL.M. LushDiane StarkMirna ValerioJenny Pavlovicllana LongLesley Jane SeymourNancy G. VillalobosMindi Susman EllisDeborah ShouseAimee DuFresneWendy Ann RichSheila Taylor-ClarkLucy AlexanderDeon TobanRuth KephartMalinda Dunlap FillingimMiranda BoyerD.B. ZaneTonya AbariSarah JamesSusan A. KarasPhyllis Bird NordstromJC SullivanSarah ReeceKristine McGovernRebecca J. PlattJeneva FordDarcy DanielsAmy MermelsteinRachel E. RyanJulieann SeldenSandi SchwartzNicole L. V. MullisNicole Rook-McAlisterLuanne Tovey ZuccariL.A. StruckeCrystal Birmingham-OvermeyerKristi AdamsNancy Julien KoppMarya MorinPatricia FishCathi LaMarcheJan BonoNell MusolfEva CarterJodi Renee ThomasMichelle BruceVirginia StarkAmy NewmarkLinda BarbosaLorne HoldenMarie-Therese MillerHolly EnglishClaire McGarryNancyLee DavisMarsha PorterLeigh Anne JashewayKathy MorrisFerida WolffKathleen Whitman PluckerElynne Chaplik-AleskowJennie IveyEsme millsMichelle EmeryDawn BeltLynne LeiteMason K. BrownDana D. ClarkVirginia Elizabeth HayesJennifer Kathleen GibbonsAlexandra Pruner
Forewordp. xi
1 Who Am I?
1 Changing Destinyp. 1
2 Writing the Road to Myselfp. 4
3 Color Me Fabulousp. 6
4 Saving Town Hallp. 9
5 Finding Maip. 13
6 How about Italian?p. 17
7 A Storyteller Is Bornp. 21
8 Lord, Make Me a Babep. 25
9 Fear of Rejectionp. 28
10 Welcome to New Yorkp. 31
11 Roses Along the Executive Pathp. 35
2 I Found My Courage
12 The Big, Dead Ratp. 41
13 Would You Like to Dance?p. 43
14 It's Not about Mep. 46
15 My Brother's Keeperp. 50
16 Law School at Fortyp. 54
17 Flight to Safetyp. 58
18 The Chosen Onep. 62
19 The Plungep. 66
20 Do It Afraidp. 70
21 Gratitude Regainedp. 73
22 Remember to Breathep. 75
3 Doing What's Right for Me
23 Grayp. 81
24 Following My Heartp. 84
25 The Greatest Risk Is Not Taking a Riskp. 88
26 Winning On and Off the Courtp. 92
27 Hometown Girlp. 95
28 Empowering Humiliationp. 99
29 The Power of Wordsp. 102
30 A Dream Fulfilledp. 106
31 Finally in Controlp. 110
32 I'll Try Anywayp. 113
33 Changing More than Diapersp. 117
34 Broad Comedyp. 120
4 Going It Alone
35 Going for More, Againp. 127
36 Lighting Firesp. 132
37 The Empty Roomp. 135
38 Stepping Outp. 138
39 I Chose My Wayp. 141
40 Doing It for Billp. 144
41 Finding My Way Homep. 147
42 Mr. 99.89%p. 150
43 Adventure for One, Pleasep. 154
44 She Flies with Her Own Wingsp. 157
5 I Stepped Outside My Comfort Zone
45 Light My Wayp. 163
46 Red Lipstickp. 165
47 The Questionp. 168
48 Have Fun. Be Silly. Dance Crazyp. 171
49 More than Coincidencep. 174
50 No More Standing on the Sidelinesp. 178
51 These Are My Friendsp. 182
52 Learning to Standp. 185
53 The Reluctant Scuba Diverp. 189
54 How Jeopardy! Changed My Lifep. 192
55 You Are Not Too Oldp. 195
6 Walk the Talk
56 Walking on Airp. 201
57 Ask Me about My Bikinip. 204
58 No Room for Fear on the Stagep. 207
59 Off the Ropesp. 211
60 Following My Own Advicep. 214
61 Marching for Sciencep. 217
62 Unintentional Lessonsp. 220
63 Sixty Loaves of Breadp. 222
64 Making It Countp. 226
65 The Gold Beadsp. 230
66 Owning Your Spacep. 234
7 Sticking Up for What's Right
67 It's Not Over Until I Say It's Over... April Knightp. 239
68 By the Dawn's Early Lightp. 243
69 Don't Take My Wheels!p. 247
70 Standing Alonep. 250
71 The High-Voltage Cagep. 254
72 Grab Bagp. 257
73 My Name Is Not Et Uxp. 261
74 I'm the Hero of This Storyp. 264
75 It Started with Potatoesp. 267
76 Road Trip for Rightsp. 271
77 Young and Bravep. 275
78 Don't Look Backp. 277
79 Enough with the Flowers Alreadyp. 281
8 Time for Me
80 Spontaneous Spiritp. 289
81 Single Mom Saved by Single Flowerp. 293
82 Dr. Nannyp. 296
83 Saying "Yes" to Myselfp. 299
84 Already Possessing the Answersp. 302
85 Beyond the Gold Watchp. 306
86 Old Maid?p. 310
87 An Accidentally Funny Lifep. 313
88 Law and Orderp. 317
89 Serious Workp. 320
90 Back to Schoolp. 322
9 Figuring It Out Myself
91 The First Femalep. 329
92 Don't Hammer Afraidp. 332
93 Maximillionp. 335
94 Doing It My Wayp. 338
95 My Standp. 344
96 Opportunity Knocksp. 347
97 Take a Manp. 350
98 Reservation for Onep. 353
99 Two in the Morningp. 363
100 My Obsession with a Cold Casep. 367
101 Wow, You're So Lucky!p. 373
Meet Our Contributorsp. 375
Meet Amy Newmarkp. 391
Meet Joi Gordonp. 393
About Dress for Successp. 395
Thank Youp. 396
About Chicken Soup for the Soulp. 397