Be impressed: Strong Women Rising How to Step into Your Power, Boost Your Confidence, and Improve Your Life by Tiffany Reese

This title includes the biographies of fifteen women whom the author feels that history overlooked.  The book has three sections; these are The Innovators, The Change-Makers and The Ceiling Breakers.  Readers will learn more about Ada Lovelace, Ida B Wells, Marsha P Johnson and Madam C J Walker, among others.  Each entry is informative and readable and comes with an illustration of the woman being described.

This is a good anthology and one that covers a wide time range.  It seems to me that it should have a place in school or home libraries as an introduction to each of these pioneers.  The interested reader may then want to pursue additional research on their favorites.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.

Just a few of the incredible women you’ll learn about:

strong women, girl power, girl boss, powerful women, women in history

strong women, girl power, girl boss, powerful women, women in history

strong women, girl power, girl boss, powerful women, women in history

strong women, girl power, girl boss, powerful women, women in history

Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti


As one of the first girls to ever attend her elementary school, the first Nigerian woman to drive a car, the first African woman to visit China, and the first woman to found a Nigerian political party, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti lived a life full of firsts that would pave the way for others.

Policarpa Salavarrieta

(c. 1795–1817)

Policarpa Salavarrieta lived in a time of upheaval, when the people of what is now Colombia were in the midst of rebellion and bucking the tyrannical rule of the Spanish empire. She played an active role in the revolution, inspired a nation, and became a legend.

Murasaki Shikibu

(c. 973–c. 1014)

Murasaki Shikibu was born into an aristocratic family in 10th-century Japan, when an education was not considered necessary for a girl. Murasaki didn’t let social norms stand in her way. She went on to write what many consider the most influential work in all of Japanese literature.

Kate Warne

(c. 1833–1867)

Decades before women could join a police force, Kate Warne joined one of the most famous detective agencies in American history. The first female detective paved the way for thousands of women in the police and investi­gative services—and even helped save the life of President Abraham Lincoln.

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