What links a hugging saint, a judge who took on Saddam Hussein, a high flier educated by an elephant, the original Cosmopolitan Girl, a Bollywood actress worshipped by millions, a Chinese entrepreneur immortalized on a postage stamp and a princess who is able to touch her nose with her toes?
They are just some of the extraordinary women youâ€™ll encounter in Confessions to a Serial Womaniser: Secrets of the Worldâ€™s Inspirational Women. In the first venture of its kind the book contains the wisdom of over 200 of the worldâ€™s most dynamic women, who speak frankly about everything: their mothers, families, education, men, gurus, love, feminism, fairy stories, failures and successes. In an era that worships celebrity, this is a celebration of true celebrities â€“ women who will leave a lasting legacy enriching the lives of future generations.
Author and social campaigner Zerbanoo Gifford has completed an epic challenge of meeting and documenting the lives and careers of hundreds of inspirational women, from 60 countries and every field of endeavour. Women who excelled whether it be in the world of business or government, the arts or science, academia or religion.
What emerges from their stories is a unique portrait of womankind at the start of the twenty-first century. Each has an individual insight and experience of life and together they build a complete picture of women coming into their own and speaking with a powerful and collective voice.
Some of the women featured in the book:
– Glenda Jackson MP (politician and Oscar-winning actress)
– Lady Shakira Caine (artist)
– Sarah Miles (actress and author)
– Zandra Rhodes (designer and founder of the Fashion and Textile Museum, London)
– Lucie Aubrac (French Resistance heroine)
– Rt Hon. Clare Short MP (former cabinet minister)
– Marjorie Scardino (CEO Pearson Group)
– Christina Lamb (award-winning war correspondent)
– Esther Rantzen (broadcaster, founder of Childline)
– Barbara Stocking (Chief Executive Oxfam)
– Claire Bertschinger (Red Cross nurse, inspiration for Live Aid)
– Gwyneth Lewis (poet laureate of Wales)
– Wendy Somes (prima ballerina)
– Frances Cairncross (Rector of Exeter College Oxford)
– Baroness Rabbi Julia Neuberger (Rabbi and Broadcaster)
– Judge Zakia Hakki (first woman Judge in the Middle East, member of the Iraqi Parliament)
The ASHA Centre
All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to The ASHA Centre, a charity fostering greater peace and understanding amongst diverse communities, especially the young. Located in the beautiful surroundings of the Forest of Dean, England, The ASHA Centre is an international retreat that encourages community participation through a holistic programme of performing and visual arts, conservation projects and personal transformation.
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