Phenomenal Female Entrepreneurs

Phenomenal Female Entrepreneurs


By Jill Bryant 


Ten biographies of women entrepreneurs from around the world whose trailblazing in various fields - from construction to media to aviation - has changed the face of business.

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


A Women's Hall of Fame Series Book

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About the Author

Jill Bryant is a Canadian writer who specializes in children’s non-fiction. Born in Toronto, Jill grew up in Elora and Eden Mills, Ontario. Jill has lived in Japan, the U.S., England, and Germany. She now makes her home in historic Kingston, Ontario with her husband and their two teenage daughters.

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Product Information

  • Release: September 16, 2013
  • $10.95 Paperback
  • 152 Pages
  • 6 x 9
  • Children's Nonfiction
  • Ages 9-13 / Grades 6-8
  • ISBN: 9781927583128


  • Character Education
    > Strong Female Role Models
  • Language Arts
    > Biography
  • Business & Entrepreneurs


Awards for Phenomenal Female Entrepreneurs

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

Praise for Phenomenal Female Entrepreneurs

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

"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: Canadian Review of Materials

"This book illustrates that talented women can be successful in a world where men have previously led the way. These women serve as models and inspire others. 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

"Phenomenal Female Entrepreneurs is a very interesting look at the lives of female entrepreneurs, their motivations for pursuing their business passions, and the obstacles they encountered and ultimately overcame.  The women examined in this book are groundbreaking, inspirational and have paved the way for other women in business." - Deakin Review of Children's Literature