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Leading the Way

Inspiring Words for Women on How to Live and Lead with Courage, Confidence, and Authenticity



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From the author of What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? and founder of and, Marianne Schnall, a rousing call to action for women everywhere to not only see themselves as leaders, but also discover that when more women step up and speak out, powerful things can happen.

In Leading the Way, journalist, author, and activist Marianne Schnall shares the most insightful and thought-provoking reflections from her interviews with remarkable public figures to illuminate how every woman can rise up and become the change-enacting leader she was born to be. It also champions women who are looking to become more empowered in their professional and personal lives—providing insights on how to be willing to take risks (and make mistakes), getting clear about what success actually means, how to create new paradigms of leadership and power, and so much more.

Featuring personal anecdotes and wisdom from Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Maya Angelou, Nancy Pelosi, Amy Poehler, Anita Hill, Sheryl Sandberg, Kerry Washington, Natalie Portman, Billie Jean King, and Ana Navarro, just to name a few, the words in this book will encourage women everywhere to know their power, use their voice, and become a true agent of change—not only in their own lives, but also in the world.

About The Author

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Marianne Schnall is a widely published writer and interviewer whose work has appeared in a variety of media outlets including O, The Oprah Magazine,, Forbes, InStyle,, Refinery29,, the Women’s Media Center, The Huffington Post, and many others. Schnall is the founder of, a leading women’s website and nonprofit organization, and, a media and event platform that engages women everywhere to advance in all levels of leadership and take action.  She is the author of Leading the Way, What Will It Take to Make a Woman President?Daring to Be Ourselves, and Dare to Be You.

Product Details

  • Publisher: S&S/Simon Element (September 17, 2019)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982130916

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