“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” – Amy Poehler
Dr. Nancy O’Reilly has interviewed some of the world’s smartest, most amazing women (and men) for her podcast. Since these guests inspire her, she has always wanted to help them get their message out to help other women. Their stories share “best practices” for building businesses or careers, creating strong relationships, and using their time, talent and treasures to change the world for the better. She has long had a mission to support other women and to close the gender gap. Having conversations with these guests is one way of providing a platform for them to share their stories.
Dr. Nancy firmly believes, we connect through our stories. “When I tell my story, I find a connection with other women that is so close, I feel like something magical occurs. We connect through our shared truth, and the hardships and traumatic events of life that made us grow and push past the barriers that held us back. Once we dissolve these barriers, we stop being victims of our circumstances and become empowered through knowing and engaging our own truths. I’ve always felt that it’s very important for women to reach out and support one another in this process of sharing stories without worrying about how they will be perceived. The more we do this, the bigger our community will become to help us make the greatest positive impact on the world.”
It was from these podcast guests and their stories that she selected a group of international leaders to contribute to her 2014 book, Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life. Each one of these co-authors shared their wisdom, real-life stories, and advice to help women conquer their internal barriers, claim their power and respect, and change the world by helping other women do the same. They all offered immediately actionable steps to help women change their relationship with power, increase their confidence to use their voices, and rely on their feminine skills.
While there are a lot of books inspiring women to be courageous, make our voices heard, and claim our seats at the table, few tell us HOW to do so. Leading Women fills that need. The book includes specific advice on how to:
- become a powerful communicator,
- use your innate ability to connect and collaborate,
- better manage yourself in meetings,
- reframe things you’re afraid of.
- raise your profile.
And you can now take all of these lessons on the go, because Leading Women will be released on audiobook August 8, 2022.
Leading Women is filled with women’s stories, not just to advance your career – it is for every woman who wants to find her way, use her voice, reinvent herself after a divorce or layoff, leave a legacy, or leverage her power in other ways. It also reinforces Dr. Nancy’s belief that when women share their passion and purpose, anything is possible. With a wide array of advice from some of the world’s most influential women, Leading Women is 1,000 years of wisdom all wrapped up in a concise how-to manual for smart, busy women.
On August 8, Leading Women will be available at Chirp.com for only 99 cents for the first 48 hours before moving to its regular $14.95 price. It will also be available on 43 platforms, including Audible, Apple Books, B&N Audiobooks, Google Play, Chirp, KOBO, WalMart, Scribd, Librio and more.
Pick up your copy on August 8, and tell your friends. The world needs women’s leadership more than ever, and Leading Women can help more women see themselves as leaders and empower them to become the change we all need in our communities, our workplaces, and the world.