Monday, July 6, 2009

The Well-Read Commuter Reviews She’s Out There! Essays by 35 Young Women Who Aspire to Lead the Nation

She’s Out There! Essays by 35 Young Women Who Aspire to Lead the Nation

By: Amy Sewell, Heather Ogilvie

What this book is about:
It is no longer a question of if or when we will have a female President, it is a question of who it will be. In She's Out There! Amy Sewell and Heather Ogilvie present a collection of essays from thirty-five young women under the age of thirty-five who aspire to become the leader of the Free World. The book also contains inspiring quotes from current women leaders around the world and fascinating information about the causes they support. The goal is to inspire young women across the country to break the glass ceiling in every walk of life.

This book was a homerun, no doubt. I think that it appeals on many levels and I found it an interesting commentary on the exciting times that lay ahead of us. We live in a Country where the rights of women are not guaranteed in the US Constitution (we take for granted that someone, somewhere went back and added us skirts in there, they didn’t) and there are currently only 104 women currently serving as US Governors, Congresswomen, Senators and Presidential Cabinet Members. Do the math. Women make up fifty percent of the population and there are 50 Governors, 438 members of Congress, 100 Senators and about 12 Cabinet members. That means only seventeen percent of these top positions and public offices are held by women. Other countries routinely out stride us in the numbers of females in public office and public leadership roles. However, like a rose in the desert, this book focuses on some of the amazing women who walk among us and who will likely be the next generation of female leaders. This book is an obvious choice as an extra special gift for any female graduate. Use the book as a holder for the card envelope, though. I am sure in this economy the graduate will still want the money.

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