Are you a girl or young woman who has ambitions or dreams of achieving something significant, yet think you cannot do it? As you begin your journey, read of the lives and accomplishments of women who were once like you. You will find in their stories not only the qualities these women possessed that supported their interests, but steps they took to pursue their goals.
This new book tells the inspiring stories of more than twenty women and girls (the youngest being Malala Yousafzai, born in 1997), in Math and Science, Society and Culture, Government and Politics and in the Arts, finishing with an extensive chapter on 'Finding Your Own Way to Lead'.
Dr Joan Franklin Smutny is Director of the Center for Gifted, a Northern Illinois University Partner, and Director of the Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity. She is a winner of the NAGC Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the field of education. She directs programs for thousands of gifted children every year and teaches courses on gifted education for graduate students. She is editor of the Gifted Children Journal, contributing editor of Understanding Our Gifted and the Roeper Review for gifted education professionals, and a feature writer for the Gifted Education Communicator. She has authored many books and articles on gifted education.