... inspiring ... While the author remarks can be distracting in some cases, in others it adds interest, such as Rodham Clinton’s account of her interactions with the women of South Africa’s Victoria Mxenge community postapartheid ... Broad in scope, this will appeal to a wide audience owing to the range of women spotlighted. Given its length, this is a book to savor over multiple sittings, allowing readers to revisit well-known heroines or discover new ones among the pages.
... a plethora of new role models ... The back-and-forth between mother and daughter adds a personal tone to these succinct profiles, and the sidebars include choice quotations from and about the featured women, celebrating their passion, verve, and influence. The table of contents and index make it easy for readers to navigate these many entries, but the photographs and brief biographies make it ideal for casual browsing as well. These 'gutsy women' come from various backgrounds and embody a range of races, sexualities, and abilities. Women have been contributing to human history all along and will continue to do so—and this book demands their recognition.
The book is attractively designed and arranged ... The narrative range is vast and features distinctly inspiring women ... the collection...will bond optimistic readers together in remembrance of the major contributions of a sisterhood that is smartly and accessibly presented by the Clintons ... A sterling educational text and a memorable commemoration of female trailblazers, past and present.