Over 500 Insights from Extraordinary Leaders to Spark Your Success

By Edie FraserRobyn Freedman SpizmanAndi Simon, PhD

Female trailblazers are transforming women’s lives one voice at a time. Gathered together, like never before, these diverse women become a bold blast amplifying the path to progress for women in the world of business.

“Business needs women, and women mean business.”

Women Mean Business shares a bold blast of wisdom! Learn from a never assembled before sisterhood of women. Discover over 500 insights from women you may not have in your own life when you need support. The voices of mentorship fill these pages to help you achieve your personal goals at every stage of your career.

Turn a page and change your life!

This book will help uplift and accelerate your career. The cast of female leaders and luminaries offer support to help you go where successful women go. Build circles of influence that impact you personally and your career advancement. Ask yourself these three critical questions to define how you mean business.

  • Where are you going?
  • Who can help you get there?
  • How can you achieve and embrace the best possible you?

The time is now. Whether you want to be a CEO; lead the C-suite; become an entrepreneur, activist, or philanthropist; or blaze a different trail, success should be obtainable for all women. The women featured in this book personify the best of what we all can be and help elevate other women. They hope to inspire you to write your own story and blaze your own trail.

This book encompasses everything women need to know about modern female leadership.

Edie Fraser

Robyn Freedman Spizman

Andi Simon, PhD

Written by bestselling authors and business experts Edie Fraser, Robyn Freedman Spizman, and Andi Simon, PhD, this book includes leaders and luminaries such as:

….meet 102 women who will impact your life!

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About the Authors

Edie Fraser is a trailblazing change leader, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, respected for her passionate and purposeful advocacy for gender and diversity. She is a Founder and first CEO and current Chairman of Women Business Collaborative (www.wbcollaborative.org), the women business movement, a nonprofit to accelerate equal position, pay, and power for all businesswomen. She was Founder of STEMconnector and its Million Women Mentors (MWM) initiative, the Public Affairs Group, and Diversity Best Practices and is proud of her 12 years at Diversified Search Group. With 71 major awards for leadership, gender, and diversity advocacy, she was saluted by the CEO Forum Group with its 2022 Gender Leadership award. Inducted into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame, she received its Legacy award, and she is one of the chairs of the Young Enterprising Women Foundation’s STEM program. She received the Mosaic Award from Diversity Woman. Edie served on the board of SCORE and received its leader- ship award, today supporting SCORE Foundation’s gender leadership for women. She was the first woman Chair of the World Affairs Council of Washington, DC, and is a founding and current Board Member of C200. Edie coauthored Do Your Giving While You Are Living with Robyn Freedman Spizman. Edie’s other books include Women’s Entrepreneurship in America. In 2015, she released Advancing a Jobs Driven Economy with STEMconnector®, WOW Facts, and Women’s Quick Facts. She produced many books and reports related to diversity, including The Chief Diversity Officer and The Diversity Primer. www.wbcollaborative.org

Robyn Freedman Spizman is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author and well-known and accomplished media personality. Authoring over 75 inspirational, career, and nonfiction books, she appeared as a popular guest for over three decades on Atlanta’s NBC affiliate WXIA-TV, repeatedly on NBC’s Today show, and featured extensively in the media. A seasoned communications expert with four decades of publishing success, she earned her way into the highly competitive field of book writing. Her books include Loving Out Loud: The Power of a Kind Word, When Words Matter Most, Do Your Giving While You Are Living (with Edie Fraser), and Don’t Give Up . . . Don’t Ever Give Up with her son Justin Spizman. Robyn also cowrote a series of career books for women, including Take This Book to Work and Will Work from Home with Tory Johnson, plus A Hero in Every Heart with literary icon H. Jackson Brown Jr. and parenting books with Drs. Stephen and Marianne Garber. Robyn’s timely consumer suggestions and books have been featured by major media outlets, including CNN and MSNBC; numerous ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox affiliate stations; as well as the New York Times, USA Today, USA Weekend, Woman’s Day, Ladies’ Home Journal, Family Circle, and Parade magazine. A communications professional and popular keynote speaker, she has entertained audiences across the country. The loves of Robyn’s life are her husband, children, grandchildren, family, and friends, whom she credits as her everything. www.robynspizman.com.

Andi Simon, PhD, is an international leader in the growing field of corporate anthropology and is the CEO of Simon Associates Management Consultants. Andi is an award-winning author of two bestselling books. On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights was the Axiom Bronze Best Business Book of 2017 in the Operations Management/Lean/Continuous Improvement category, and Rethink: Smashing the Myths of Women in Business was a 2022 Bronze Best Business Book for the Women in Business category. Andi uses anthropology’s theory, methods, and tools to enable organizations to see their organizational cultures through a fresh lens. Her talks titled “Change Matters” and “Blue Ocean Strategy” have been featured in hundreds of engagements globally. Andi’s thought leadership is widely covered in Inc.com, Bloomberg Businessweek, Good Morning America, and Modern Healthcare, and she has been a blogger for Forbes, HuffPost and Fierce Healthcare. Her podcast, On the Brink with Andi Simon, ranks among the top 5 percent of global podcasts (www.andisimon.com/podcast). A woman deeply committed to the Women Business Collaborative, Andi has built an annual conference on rethinking women in business. She also specializes in coaching women to excel as leaders. Andi is a devoted wife, proud mother and grandmother, and an avid horsewoman, golfer, and explorer. www.simonassociates.net.