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Guided Reading Level: Z

Phenomenal Female Entrepreneurs

Women's Hall of Fame Series

by: Jill Bryant

Women Entrepreneurs: Bringing Great Ideas to Life

Meet ten hard-working and accomplished entrepreneurs from the U.S., Canada, and around the world. These leaders are taking charge, creating new businesses, and holding down top-tier executive positions. From Madam C.J. Walker, who built up her own hair care company in the early 1900s, to Anita Roddick, socially conscious founder of The Body Shop, these ground-breaking women led companies, helped others prosper, and brought about positive change.

Entrepreneurs working today include Naina Lal Kidwai, a high-profile investment banker from India, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, and Susan Mashibe, a Tanzanian aircraft pioneer. Brimming with enthusiasm and full of useful tips, these women teach us to be bold, take charge, and strive for success.

“It’s not really work when you’re doing something that is serving a greater purpose.” – Nicole Robertson, media specialist

“I know how incredibly valuable our products are to people’s lives. It drives me like a crazy passion.” – Sue Chen, innovator

 “Pursue entrepreneurship, it’s just the best field ever!” – Jodi Glover, green tech industry

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Check out this interview with Jill for the Deakin Review of Children's Literature!


Bank Street College Children's Book Committee's "Best Children's Books of the Year, 2014 Edition" for ages 9-12


"The book shows that these leaders may be ambitious, independent risk-takers, but that doesn’t preclude them from being kind and compassionate. … Bryant’s clear, coherent, and conversational style will facilitate readers’ comprehension, just as it did in Amazing Women Athletes and Dazzling Women Designers." - CM Magazine

"Every new “Women’s Hall of Fame” title brings with it the thrill of discovering a new group of women around the world who have excelled in a particular vocation. As a 2013 video by The Representation Project counsels, “Women and girls deserve better representation in the media and in our larger culture” ( With its “The Women’s Hall of Fame Series”, Second Story Press seeks to cultivate in young readers a deeper awareness of and appreciation for women leaders. School and public libraries should acquire the affordable series as part of their collections as a way to perpetuate positive representations?       " - CM Magazine

"There is a lot packed in, yet Bryant's writing style makes the text easy to read and understand." - Resource Links

"This is an excel­lent resource for ages 10-15 and would be of particular interest to girls looking for success­ful and interesting role models." - Jewish Book World


Reading Levels

Grade: 6-8

Guided Reading Level: Z

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