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Girl Power in the Age of the Millennials: Essays on Women, Youth and Global Social Change [Kindle Edition]

Christine Horansky
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Young women are not just changing the world. They are changing public perception of what leadership looks like in the 21st century. In this collection of essays, Huffington Post blogger Christine Horansky explores what it means to be a young woman living at the frontier of a brave new age. She writes from a Millennial perspective on international development, education policy, and the global advancement of women and girls. With expert insight and moving personal narrative, she chronicles a rising generation that together is writing a new chapter in history, from the classroom to the media to the halls of power.

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"A sea change is coming and Christine Horansky is a visionary voice for her generation. Every young woman aspiring to gender parity for the 21st century should read this anthology of poignant and fierce essays."

--Ana C. Rold, Editor-in-Chief, Diplomatic Courier

"The secret weapon in the success of emerging growth markets--as in all societies--is the massive rise of women's voice, agency and leadership.  I can think of no one better to shine light on this revolution than Christine Horansky--herself an outstanding leader who has witnessed first-hand and written beautifully about what is being unleashed.  Her Girl Power in the Age of the Millennials is essential reading of where we are, and a road map for an exciting future to come."

--Christopher M. Schroeder, Internet entrepreneur and investor; Author, Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East

"Christine Horansky is one of the strongest voices of her generation. From The Huffington Post to The Guardian to MTV, her thoughts and perspectives are highly coveted by readers and advocates on the front lines. This is why she is greatly admired throughout the halls of power in Washington D.C. and in diplomacy circles internationally."

--Sean Gardner, Forbes #1 Social Media Power Influencer

"Christine Horansky's book sheds a light on how technology is enabling Millennial women to connect with each other globally, mobilize together and make their voices be heard far beyond their doorsteps. This book is inspirational and a must read for any young women who are seeking to better their communities and change the world."

--Anastasia Dellaccio, Outreach and Special Initiatives, United Nations Foundation

About the Author

Chrissy is an award-winning advocate for global education and champion for women and girls, who has been named a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum. She has worked to support the UN Millennium Development Goals to end global poverty by campaigning for universal education and gender equality. She also served as a moderator for the World Bank's Open Forum on Gender and Secretary Hillary Clinton's Women in Public Service colloquium. As Founder of Ivy & Airwaves, she specializes in helping international organizations tap the power of communications to advance global and social impact.
 
Her thought leadership on global affairs has been featured in the Huffington Post, MTV and other major media outlets. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from Mount Holyoke College and a Masters in International Education Policy from Harvard University.

In 2012, she was named one of the "99 Most Influential Foreign Policy Leaders Under 33."

Product Details

  • File Size: 975 KB
  • Print Length: 70 pages
  • Publisher: Ivy & Airwaves (March 6, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IU9E5XG
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,004,309 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Girl Power in the Age of Millennials May 31, 2014
By Pavita
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Poet Muriel Rukeyser once said, “The universe is made up of stories, not atoms.” I had this quote in mind the entire time I was reading Girl Power in the Age of Millennials, and every moment since completing it. I love this quote because it speaks to the interconnectedness of the intellectual, the emotional, the social, and the spiritual – just as Girl Power in the Age of Millennials does. This book, a collection of Christine Horansky’s stories and reflections, is evidence of the above quote’s truth.

I feel that the best books are the ones that transform you while and after you read them, and Girl Power in the Age of Millennials certainly did that for me. This book made me challenge my preconceived perceptions of my generation, and inspired me in ways that I didn’t think were possible. Through her relatable and genuine prose, Christine Horansky reminds us of the power that stories and writing have to bring people together, and to bring about social change. As Horansky herself says in the book, “Change the story, change the world.” Sharing our stories is an empowering process that opens doors to countless possibilities. Relatedly, this book is a reminder to scholars and activists of the necessity of bringing one’s full self into one’s work. I felt so connected to Christine Horansky the whole time I was reading this book, and I am proud of her for having the courage to bring her full self into her work. I would recommend this beautiful piece of work to everyone – millennials and non-millennials alike.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Girl Power stuck with me July 28, 2014
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Some books you read, enjoy, and never revisit. Others stick with you, and are staples on your bookshelf for years. These are the ones you crack open every so often, knowing that after reading your favorite chapter you will have that addicting feeling of empowerment. THIS is that book for me - and it should be for you. I was lucky enough to stumble upon this book during a particularly difficult time post-graduation, and it made me feel powerful and motivated. Such a great read and I recommend it to anyone looking for inspiration (or a great afternoon read).
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5.0 out of 5 stars yet easily approachable, personable October 11, 2014
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Christine Horansky's collection of essays is bold and powerful, yet easily approachable, personable, and digestible. This is an excellent read for someone who is just starting to learn about the global issues women face and the ways they are rising to the challenges, or for someone who has read a lot about these issues but wants to examine them from a different voice, in a different format.
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For anyone who is looking to educate themselves on the issues, challenges and possibilities that women encounter globally, this is a fantastic place to start. Through the essays collected in this text, Christine is able to transform complex and nuanced challenges facing women into relatable and empowering messages of action and hope. Not an easy task.

Christine does what great writers do, shine a spotlight on a piece of the world that maybe you hadn't seen before, and help you see why you should feel the urge to act. I highly recommend this book to not only people who come to the table informed on the issues, but also anyone who senses that there's a lot more to "women's issues" than meets the eye.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A must-read September 24, 2014
By CLC
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I read this book in less than three hours and I have read it twice since.

The book is well-written and is laced with interesting information and facts.

I think my favourite essay in the book is "The Hillary Effect" although Chrissy writes each essay with a profound sense of passion, understanding and intrigue.
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More About the Author

Chrissy is an award-winning advocate for global education and champion for women and girls, who has been named a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum. She has worked to support the UN Millennium Development Goals to end global poverty by campaigning for universal education and gender equality. She also served as a moderator for the World Bank's Open Forum on Gender and Secretary Hillary Clinton's Women in Public Service colloquium. As Founder of Ivy & Airwaves, she specializes in helping international organizations tap the power of communications to advance global and social impact.

Her thought leadership on global affairs has been featured in the Huffington Post, MTV and other major media outlets. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from Mount Holyoke College and a Masters in International Education Policy from Harvard University.

In 2012, she was named one of the "99 Most Influential Foreign Policy Leaders Under 33." She is the author of Girl Power in the Age of the Millennials: Essays on Women, Youth and Global Social Change, now available on Amazon.

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