Inspiration to survive the worst luck and . . . climb into a new life with unexpected happiness. --Amy Tan
I wish I had this book 30 years ago. What a welcome source of inspiration and insight. --Linda Ellerbee
These women inspire us to go for the gold in our lives. They all deserve 10s! --Kristi Yamaguchi
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About the Author
Deborah Collins Stephens
is the co-founder and managing partner of the Center for Innovative Leadership, which consults with leaders and organizations on improving customer service, creating inspired teams, and building the link between employee motivation and customer loyalty. She is the author of six books, three of which have been best sellers: Maslow on Management, One Size Fits One,
and Revisiting the Human Side of Enterprise.
Stephens lives in Bloomington, Indiana.
Michealene Cristini Risley is an entrepreneur who has created some of the largest deals in the consumer products and entertainment industries. As an executive with twenty-plus years' experience, she launched the first-ever branded maternity license for Adidas. As vice president of licensing and character development for Sega of America, she championed the Sega Girls Task Force. She also produced, directed, and funded a documentary called Flashcards, which garnered status at last year's Cannes Film Festival. Christini Risley lives in Marin County, California.
Jackie Speier served in the California State Legislature for 18 years rising to the Assistant Pro Tem of the State Senate and Chair of Committees on Banking, Finance and Insurance and Government Oversight. Previously Speier served 6 years on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. She ran for Lieutenant Governor in 2006 and lost by 3% of the vote. She gained national attention in 1978 as legal counsel to Congressman Leo Ryan accompanying him on an ill-fated trip to Guyana to investigate Jim Jones and the People's Temple. Ryan was killed and Speier shot 5 times. She is featured in the PBS documentary American Experience
Jan Yanehiro has skydived with the Army's Golden Knights and ventured up a frozen waterfall...all in the name of getting a good story! Jan pioneered the magazine format on television as co-host of Evening Magazine, a nightly program in San Francisco from 1976-90. Currently, Jan is the host of Everyday Angels on Comcast Cable TV and the Executive Producer of Pacific Fusion TV. Her latest documentary, Resettlement to Redress, examines the resettlement of Japanese Americans after WWII and the apology from the US government regarding internment. Married and mother of six, Jan has won multiple awards and the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award. She holds seats on several boards including the Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Foundation and The Bank of Marin.