Book Review: Visionary Women by Angella Nazarian – Following the great success of Pioneers of the Possible —featuring revolutionary female figures such as Ella Fitzgerald, Frida Kahlo, Simone de Beauvoir, Wangari Maathai, and Zaha Hadid—Angella Nazarian returns with an extraordinary sequel, Visionary Women.
This new title highlights twenty innovative and forward-thinking women, celebrating their great achievements and their contributions to science, media, politics, the arts, and social change. These women demonstrate passion, fearlessness, and an insatiable curiosity that led each to harness her talents and achieve her goals, no matter how improbable.
From Malala Yousafzai as the youngest Nobel Prize laureate and Carmen Amaya beginning her remarkable dance career at four years old to swimmer Diana Nyad breaking a world record at age sixty-four and Doris Lessing still penning stories into her nineties, this inspiring volume will compel readers to reconnect with their own dreams and envision new goals to challenge themselves at any stage of life.
Women profiled in this book include Helen Keller, Amelia Earhart, Sandra Day O’Connor, Maya Angelou, and Marie Curie, with a foreword by the executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Melanne Verveer.
Angella Nazarian is a best-selling author and noted speaker. She was a professor of psychology at Mount Saint Mary’s College, California State University Long Beach, and Los Angeles Valley College for eleven years. She has been a keynote speaker at events including the YPO-WPO Global Leadership Conference in Los Angeles and the YPO Women’s Lean In Conference in Miami and has conducted various workshops and seminars on topics related to women’s personal growth, innovation, and leadership. Nazarian is the co-founder and president of Visionary Women, a nonprofit women’s leadership organization in Los Angeles that brings together some of the world’s most dynamic leaders.