Oprah Winfrey has an informal book club, and so does U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).
Called Off the Sidelines, "I wanted it to be a place that gave women the opportunity to make their voices heard and to empower them to stand up and get involved,” Gillibrand state on its website. “Our book club is just one way to engage women and continue this important conversation.
“Women have the power to shape the future. It's just a matter of getting off the sidelines and getting involved.”
This month’s selection, announced on Monday, is “How Great Women Lead: A Mother-Daughter Adventure into the Lives of Women Shaping the World” by Bonnie St. John.
“In boardrooms and lecture halls, on the field and at home, strong female leaders are making a statement around the globe. In ‘How Great Women Lead,’ Bonnie St. John and her teenage daughter, Darcy Deane, explore the qualities that motivate some of the world's most powerful women,” states the Amazon.com description. “Through engaging, out-of-the-spotlight interchanges, the authors discover commonly held values, behaviors, and attitudes, as well as the subtle, special skills inherent in female leaders.
“From the ethics of Dr. Condoleeza Rice to the fortitude of Hillary Rodham Clinton to the enthusiasm of Teach for America founder Wendy Kopp and the discipline of Geena Davis, each woman in this book shares the exciting story of her rise to the top and the unique qualities it took to get there.”
For more information about St. John, visit her website.