TOP 10: Internet Heroine Brene Brown Wows SXSW

Brene Brown at SWSX/Photo: SXSW

Internet Heroine Brene Brown Wows SXSW: forbes.com–3/13/16–Photo: SXSW

TOP 10: What Scaling Mountains Teaches You About Success

Alison Levine book On the Edge

What Scaling Mountains Teaches You About Success: Peter Bowes–bbc.com–3/4/16

TOP 10: ‘The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe,’ by Elaine Showalter

The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe by Elaine Showalter

‘The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe,’ by Elaine Showalter: Jill Lepore–nytimes.com–3/1/16

TOP 10: At 300 Pounds Kara Whitely Climbed Kilimanjaro–Twice

 

Kara Richardson Whitely, author "Gorge"

At 300 Pounds Kara Whitely Climbed Kilimanjaro–Twice: L. Bailey–usatoday.com–2/14/16

INTERVIEW: Author Rachel Swaby Spotlights Headstrong Women Scientists

Rachel Swaby, author HEADSTRONG/Photo: Celina M. Grouard

Rachel Swaby/Photo: Celine M. Grouard; Broadway Books

By Patricia Caso/February 2, 2016

TWITTER: @rachelswaby

Other than Rachel Carson, Marie Curie, Jane Goodall or Florence Nightingale, I learned very little about historical women who made incredible scientific advances during my grade school and high school years. For instance, who knew it wasn’t all about acting for Hedy Lamarr? Turns out she was an inventor of a communication system that is now the basis for wi-fi, bluetooth and the GPS!

“I thought it would be great to have more and better profiles of women in science and not rely on obituaries for information.”  Rachel Swaby

Based on Rachel Swaby‘s terrific book, Headstrong (Broadway Books), it seems that generations have missed learning about exciting scientific achievements from women around the world.

I had a chance to catch up with a very busy Rachel Swaby and find out more about the uncredited global heroines that she has chronicled in Headstrong.,,  [Read more…]

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TOP 10: How I Coped After I Was Freed From Prison in Iran

Roxana Saberi, author Between Two Worlds/time.com

How I Coped After I Was Freed From Prison in Iran: Roxana Saberi–time.com–1/27/16

TOP 10: B. Smith Shares a Life Story and a Call to Action on Alzheimer’s

Before I Forget/usatoday.com

B. Smith Shares a Life Story and a Call to Action on Alzheimer’s: Kim Painter–usatoday.com–1/18/16

TOP 10: Hoda Kotb’s New Book Celebrates Ordinary People Who Made Extraordinary Choices

Hoda Kotb's New Book, Where We Belong

Hoda Kotb’s New Book Celebrates Ordinary People Who Made Extraordinary Choices: J. Dziemianowicz–nydailynews.com–1/5/16

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