Girl CEO by Ronnie Cohen & Katherine Ellison

Product ID: 3918


"That girl thinks she's the queen of the neighborhood
She's got the hottest trike in town
That girl she holds her head up so high
I think I want to be her best friend, yeah

Rebel girl, rebel girl
Rebel girl, you are the queen of my world"

Girl CEO is an illustrated collection to inspire and motivate rebel girls, young entrepreneurs, and other trailblazing tweens and teens with success stories and practical advice from leading women entrepreneurs (including *drumroll* Limor "Ladyada" Fried!).

This book is full of mini-biographies from Judy Faulkner to Oprah, Venus Williams to Tavi Gevinson, and Madam C.J. Walker to Linda Alvarado—offer windows into what it takes to succeed, with a focus on the challenges faced (and overcome) by girls and women. Each story provides different lessons in life and leadership. 

Featured Trailblazing Women:

  • Noa Mintz – Founder of Nannies by Noa – Make the Most of Your Kind of Smarts
  • Haile Thomas – Founder and CEO of The HAPPY Organization – Choose a Business Close to Your Heart
  • Diane von Furstenberg – Fashion designer, founder, and co-chairman of DVF – Find Your Signature
  • Bridget Hilton – Founder of LSTN Sound Co. – Incorporate a Cause
  • Muriel "Mickie" Siebert – First woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, CEO of Muriel Siebert & Co. – Rock the Boat
  • Katrina Lake – Founder and CEO of Stitch Fix – Find an Unmet Need and Fill It
  • Judy Faulkner – Founder and CEO of Epic Systems – Nerds Rule
  • Ursula Burns – Former CEO of Xerox – Embrace STEM
  • Tavi Gevinson – Founder and editor-in-chief of Rookie – Find Your Voice
  • Mariam Naficy – Founder and CEO of Minted – Let the Customer Choose and Stay Fresh Forever
  • Oprah Winfrey – Media mogul, chairman and CEO of OWN – Be Willing to Change
  • Reese Witherspoon – Producer, founder of Hello Sunshine – Leverage Success
  • Josephine Cochrane – Inventor – Timing is Everything
  • Debbie Sterling – Founder and CEO of GoldieBlox – Kick-Start Your Dream
  • Lilly Singh – Comedian, YouTube star – Be Your Own Superhero
  • Mikaila Ulmer – Founder of Me & the Bees Lemonade – You're Never Too Young to Start a Business
  • Estée Lauder – Founder of Estée Lauder Cosmetics – Reward Your Customers
  • Rachel Zietz – Founder and CEO of Gladiator Lacrosse – Be the Brand
  • Ayanna Howard – Founder and CTO of Zyrobotics – Do Good to Do Well
  • Katharine Graham – Former CEO and publisher of The Washington PostExcellence Leads to Success
  • Julie Rice & Elizabeth Cutler – Co-founders of SoulCycle – Make It Fun
  • Francesa Kennedy – Fonder and CEO of Ix Style – Build a Network
  • Rosanna Pansino – Baker, YouTube star – Be Choosy
  • Pleasant Rowland – Founder of Pleasant Company and creator of the American Girl empire – Market Directly to Your Customers
  • Jessica Alba – Founder of The Honest Company – Learn on the Job
  • Limor Fried – Founder and CEO of Adafruit Industries – Do It Yourself
  • Venus Williams – Tennis champion, founder and CEO of EleVen by Venus – Know Your Customers
  • Anne Wojcicki – Co-founder and CEO of 23andMe – Setbacks are Opportunities to Learn
  • J.K. Rowling – Author and creator of the Harry Potter empire – Keep Control of Your Brand
  • Mary Barra – Chairman and CEO of General Motors – Do the Right Thing
  • Madam C.J. Walker – Founder of Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company – Grow a Grassroots Sales Force
  • Heidi Ganahl – Founder of Camp Bow Wow – Build a Franchise
  • Linda Alvarado – President and CEO of Alvarado Construction – Redefine Women's Work
  • Taylor Swift – Singer, songwriter – Know Your Value
  • Sheryl Sandberg – COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org – Give It All You've Got
  • Kimberly Bryant – Founder and executive director of Black Girls Code – Be a Role Model
  • Joy Mangano – Inventor, founder and president of Ingenious Designs – Turn No Into Yes
  • Alice Waters – Founder, owner and executive chef of Chez Panisse restaurant – Envision, Empower, Delegate
  • Prerna Gupta – Founder and CEO of Hooked – Dare to Be Different


Katherine Ellison is a Pulitzer Prize-winning former foreign correspondent and author and co-author of several books, including The Mommy Brain: How Motherhood Makes You Smarter and Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention.

Ronnie Cohen is a prize-winning freelance writer in Northern California. She contributes regularly to Reuters Health, and her work has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, The Guardian, and Newsweek.

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