Kick Ass Your Way As the owner of one of the largest woman-owned advertising agencies in the U.S., Gay Gaddis knows a thing or two about empowerment. Gay's insights are rooted in the spirited strength of the real cowgirl heroines of the 1920s and '30s-gutsy risk -takers in everything they did. In Cowgirl Power, these cowgirls are celebrated as a metaphor for the power we all have to achieve far more than we think. Whether your goal is to start a family, own a business, advance your career, organize community outreach, or run for office, it all comes down to power: knowing how to develop it and not being afraid to take it when it comes your way. Gay's book and Cowgirl Power Toolkit will help you blaze a path to success, on your terms: Taking responsibility for yourself Building your own competence Finding your assertiveness Designing your own life Building a kick-ass culture Recognizing good ideas Becoming a fearless leader Cowgirl Power is not about changing you. You are just fine. It's about understanding your strengths, building on them, and unlockingyour power to kick ass-your way.
How to Kick Ass in Business and Life
Author: Gay Gaddis
Publisher: Center Street
Category: Business & Economics
YOU ARE A BADASS IS THE SELF-HELP BOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO DESPERATELY WANT TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES BUT DON'T WANT TO GET BUSTED DOING IT. In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW, Make some damn money already. The kind you've never made before. By the end of You Are a Badass®, you'll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change, how to change what you don't love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.
How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
Author: Jen Sincero
Publisher: Running Press Adult
Presents advice for young women on dealing with sexism and negative social media, discussing how to deal with cyber bullying, body shaming, and mental health issues and foster a positive self-image and healthy relationships.
Kick Ass, Claim Your Woman Card, and Crush Everyday Sexism
Author: Laura Bates
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Includes quotations from such women as Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, Katherine Hepburn, Gloria Steinem, Rosa Parks, and Mother Teresa.
Author: Peggy Anderson
Publisher: Career PressInc
Category: Business & Economics
Aphra Behn, first female professional writer. Sojourner Truth, activist and abolitionist. Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer. Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize. Joan Jett, godmother of punk. The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. From pirates to artists, warriors, daredevils, scientists, activists, and spies, the accomplishments of these incredible women vary as much as the eras and places in which they effected change. Featuring bold watercolor portraits and illuminating essays by Ann Shen, Bad Girls Throughout History is a distinctive, worthy tribute.
100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World
Author: Ann Shen
Publisher: Chronicle Books
When Emma Johnson's husband moved out, leaving her broke, pregnant, and home alone with a toddler, she couldn't find the advice she needed to thrive as a single professional woman and parent. So in 2012, two years after her marriage ended, Johnson launched a blog on her newfound, successful life as a single mom. Now this book will help millions of women confront the naysayers in their lives (and in their own minds) to build a thriving career and achieve financial security, and to reignite their romantic life-all while being a kickass parent to their kids.
Be Financially Independent, Discover Your Sexiest Self, and Raise Fabulous, Happy Children
Author: Emma Johnson
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
There are over 40 million people who work in creative careers. You may be one of them. Or, perhaps, you would like to join their ranks. If either of these statements is true, this book is for you. Maziarz offers a concrete program for helping you tap into and develop your creative potential. In fact, if you incorporate these teachings into your life, you can be not only creative, but kick-ass creative. Maziarz provides a framework full of fun and practical tips for kick-starting the creative process. Included are: An examination of energy and what it has to do with art. How to connect with your deepest motivations, desires, and feelings. Concrete tips about time management. How to develop a support group. How to get rid of those flimsy excuses that block your creative output.
An Energy Makeover for Artists, Explorers, and Creative Professionals
Author: Mary Beth Maziarz
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Empowering stories of game-changing women Dorothy Parker observed, “It’s a man’s world;” the lady entrepreneurs and game-changers profiled in Women Who Launch would beg to differ. Unlike the matrons of the 1950s-the women who lunched-these kick-ass females left their DNA in the annals of time. A history of women in business and beyond: Julia Ward-Howe showed what’s good for the goose is good for the gander when she created the Girl Scouts of America. Sara Joseph Hale-authoress of Mary had a Little Lamb- convinced Lincoln to launch a national day of thanks while Anna Jarvis persuaded President Wilson to initiate a day in tribute of mothers. Estee Lauder revolutionized the cosmetics industry. The tradition of these Mothers of Invention continued when, compliments of knitter Krista Suh, the heads of millions were adorned with pink, pussy-cat ears in the largest women's march in history. These women who launched prove-in the words of Rosie the Riveter, “We can do it!” Biographies of women creators, innovators, and leaders: Women Who Launch is filled with inspiring true stories of women activists, artists, entrepreneurs who launched some of the most famous companies, brands, and organizations today and changed the world. It is at once a collection of biographies and a testament of female empowerment. Readers will find: • The stories behind renowned companies, brands, and organizations and the diverse women who launched them • Empowering quotes from strong women and those who refused to be kept down • Motivation to all women who want to succeed in their careers, launch companies, and change the world Find motivation in your career and life with the amazing history of women entrepreneurship, activism, and leadership.
The Women Who Shattered Glass Ceilings
Author: Marlene Wagman-Geller
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
Category: Business & Economics
Throughout history women have inspired and motivated society towards greater strength, courage, and justice. If you had the opportunity to ask the greatest women of all time for advice, wouldn't you jump at the chance? Drawing from the timeless wisdom of leaders such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, and Michelle Obama, each page of Great Quotes from Great Women offers motivation for your daily challenges, or inspiration to get back on your feet.
Words from the Women Who Shaped the World
Author: Peggy Anderson
Publisher: Simple Truths
2f per play / Drama / Unit set Award-winning new playwright Jane Shepard comes to print with four powerful short plays for women. Edgy, original, and with a darkly funny humanity, here are four pieces that give new muscle to actresses, providing roles of exceptional range. All successfully produced on the New York stage, each play features two-woman casts, with age-open roles, in work that explores our tender, brave, and sometimes brutal search for meaning. Includes both comedy and drama, with a variety of settings and running times. An excellent introduction to the playwright, KickAss Plays For Women is a vital text for actresses of any age, or anyone hungry for compelling new plays. Nine (2f) Two women held in a life-threatening situation and the mind games they play to keep one another alive. Held in a cell and chained apart, their only currency is words, and balance of power is everything when a single word becomes the hanging point between life and death. Commencing (2f) The beautiful Kelli can't wait for the blind date her friends have set her up on. Until it turns out to be one very disappointed lesbian named Arlin. Mutually appalled, yet appallingly intrigued, they proceed to pull the screws loose on both straight and gay women's culture, to find the common ground beneath in the search for love & self. Friend of the Deceased (2f) An embittered widow lies in wait at her husband's grave for the appearance his mistress, and encounters a soulful teen. Unable to extract a confession from the girl, the widow offers to buy one, and finds that she has purchased a deeper truth. The Last Nickel (2f and 2 pupeteers) Theatrical, funny & touching, It's another long night for Jamie, with an obnoxious sister & a trio of sardonic puppets to keep her awake. Tinged with fun & sisterly nostalgia, the merriment comes inevitably to focus on the cause of Jamie's self destruction, and the loss that has brought her to the edge.
Author: Jane Shepard
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Some things never go away, like vile enemies, bad ale, and annoying kin. But I thought I was finished with the one dragon I'd have done anything for: Éibhear the Blue, a big, gorgeous, blue-haired beast who thinks the world belongs to him. The world and, apparently, me. So if Éibhear wants to play the caring hero and travel into the most forsaken of Gods forsaken lands to protect the one woman who doesn't need it--namely me--I'll let him. Because while I'm trying to fulfill a ridiculous quest for a pushy god, I'm going to draw this overconfident warlord much too close, rekindle his fires, and enjoy every minute of his delicious defeat. . . Praise for The Dragon Who Loved Me "A chest thumping, mead-hall rocking, enemy slaying brawl of a good book." --All Things Urban Fantasy "Aiken aces another one." –RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars "A hot, hot series." --Library Journal
Author: G.A. Aiken
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Hit-Girl spins off into her own blood-socaked saga! Mindy tries to settle down as a regular schoolgirl, but really wants to be dispensing justice to the scum of New York. She takes Kick-Ass on as her sidekick, and, in return, he is helping her to survive school - without spilling anyone's blood. But when Kick-Ass gets benched, leaving her to face the mafia solo, even Hit-Girl may be in over her head.
Author: Mark Millar
Publisher: Titan Publishing Company
Category: Comic books, strips, etc
"But I can't . . ." "There's no way . . ." "It's impossible . . ." Enough. Get off your ass and do what you're meant to do. After years of coaching and consulting hundreds of startup rookies as well as seasoned entrepreneurs, executives, and CEOs, Bedros Keuilian realized that most people who want to start a business, grow an existing business, author a book, make more money, or make a bigger impact usually take the long, slow, painful way to get there . . . and more than 80 percent of entrepreneurs never get to their desired destination or achieve their full potential in business. They treat their dream as if it were merely a hobby and dip their toes in the water, but they never commit to diving in—you get the idea. It's time to cut the bullshit excuses. Everyone has a gift, a purpose. It's your duty to figure out what your gift is and how you're going to share it with the world. Man Up: How to Cut the Bullshit and Dominate Your Path is your guide to doing exactly that. Keuilian, known as the "hidden genius" behind many of the most successful brands and businesses throughout multiple industries, will show you how to break out of the sea of mediocrity, get singularly focused on your purpose, and do what it takes—not only to achieve but dominate your goals. With Keuilian's no-nonsense, no-BS approach in both business and personal spheres, you'll be able to define your purpose and have clarity of vision—and a plan—to make the quantum leap. Whether it's creating and growing a company, leaving a legacy, making a difference, or launching a new brand, you will discover how to use your passion, purpose, and sheer grit to overcome any adversity that attempts to derail your progress. If there's an area of your life in which you need to man up, this book will get you there.
How to Cut the Bullshit and Kick Ass in Business (and in Life)
Author: Bedros Keuilian
Publisher: BenBella Books
Category: Business & Economics
Have you ever really wanted to be a super hero? Dave Lizewski has - and he's not willing to let it stop with simple daydreams. Designing a suit for himself and taking the name "Kick-Ass," Dave decides to make his dreary existence more exciting - and maybe even help some people in the process. But with no special powers and outmatched by New York City's most hardened criminals, Kick-Ass might be in for a little more than he bargained for. With his super-hero secret identity gaining fans due to a popular viral video, and other masked vigilantes beginning to make their presence felt in the city, Dave knows that his extracurricular activity is dangerous, maybe even stupid - but he's got the itch, and it ain't going away. COLLECTING: Kick-Ass 1-8
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
She isn’t a princess—she’s a warrior goddess! You don’t have to be a grown-up to be a hero, and I Am a Warrior Goddess shows how in the empowering tale of a little girl with big aspirations. Through the clever play between illustration and text, young readers learn how each day is full of opportunities to make a positive impact with ordinary actions. As our heroine connects with the earth, takes care of her body, and finds strength in kindness, she discovers her inner warrior goddess and inspires young girls everywhere to do the same.
Author: Jennifer Adams
Publisher: Sounds True
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond, from the bestselling author of THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY You may think you know women’s history pretty well. But have you ever heard of. . . · Alice Ball, the chemist who developed an effective treatment for leprosy—only to have the credit taken by a man? · Mary Sherman Morgan, the rocket scientist whose liquid fuel compounds blasted the first U.S. satellite into orbit? · Huang Daopo, the inventor whose weaving technology revolutionized textile production in China—centuries before the cotton gin? Smart women have always been able to achieve amazing things, even when the odds were stacked against them. In Wonder Women, author Sam Maggs tells the stories of the brilliant, brainy, and totally rad women in history who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors. Plus, interviews with real-life women in STEM careers, an extensive bibliography, and a guide to women-centric science and technology organizations—all to show the many ways the geeky girls of today can help to build the future. Table of Contents: Women of Science Women of Medicine Women of Espionage Women of Innovation Women of Adventure
25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History
Author: Sam Maggs
Publisher: Quirk Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In her award-winning book The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston created an entirely new form—an exhilarating blend of autobiography and mythology, of world and self, of hot rage and cool analysis. First published in 1976, it has become a classic in its innovative portrayal of multiple and intersecting identities—immigrant, female, Chinese, American. As a girl, Kingston lives in two confounding worlds: the California to which her parents have immigrated and the China of her mother’s “talk stories.” The fierce and wily women warriors of her mother’s tales clash jarringly with the harsh reality of female oppression out of which they come. Kingston’s sense of self emerges in the mystifying gaps in these stories, which she learns to fill with stories of her own. A warrior of words, she forges fractured myths and memories into an incandescent whole, achieving a new understanding of her family’s past and her own present.
Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Category: Social Science
In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.
Author: Kristin Cashore
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Juvenile Fiction
From breakout stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger comes a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on a confident woman's approach to friendship, singlehood, and relationships. "Girl Logic" is Iliza's term for the way women obsess over details and situations that men don't necessarily even notice. She describes is as a characteristically female way of thinking that appears to be contradictory and circuitous but is actually a complicated and highly evolved way of looking at the world. When confronted with critical decisions about dating, sex, work, even getting dressed in the morning, Iliza argues that women will by nature consider every repercussion of every option before making a move toward what they really want. And that kind of holistic thinking can actually give women an advantage in what is still a male world. In Iliza's own words: "Understanding Girl Logic is a way of embracing both our aspirations and our contradictions. GL is the desire to be strong and vulnerable. It's wanting to be curvy, but rail thin at the same time. It's striving to kick ass in a man's world while still being loved by the women around you. "This book is also for me, because apparently expounding on a stage for two hours a night wasn't enough. (Trust me, if I could start a cult I would, but I hate the idea of deliberately dying in a group.)"
The Genius and the Absurdity
Author: Iliza Shlesinger
Publisher: Hachette Books