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50 Ways for Women
Reviewed by M.L. Faunce

In time for Women’s History Month, this quick read with a big title offers an overview on the issues that most affect women in our times.

50 Ways to Improve Women’s Lives: The Essential Guide for Achieving Health, Equality, and Success for All, is not as wonkish as it sounds. 

Nationally recognized women share 50 personal, inspiring essays on subjects as diverse as pay equity, reproductive health, childcare, racism and women in leadership. Women’s voices are needed now more than ever say the authors, who aim to give readers “ways to move beyond tired arguments and turn inspiration into action.”

Pronouncements are backed up by facts to illustrate important areas where change is needed, from childcare and family issues to equal pay and women in sports and science.

Part of a call-to-action-series launched by the New York Times and backed by the 200-member National Council of Women’s Organizations with contributors including Madeline Albright, Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan and Hillary Clinton, the little paperback priced at $12.95 just could become the “instrument for change and reinvigorate a movement,” that the authors hope.

50 Ways to Improve Women’s Lives: The Essential Guide for Achieving Health, Equality, and Success for All. With an introduction by Martha Burk, National Council of Women’s Organizations chairwoman, and afterword by Madeleine K. Albright: at bookstores everywhere. 

By section:

  1. Do It for Your Health
  2. Practice Real Family Values
  3. Grow Your Money, Grow Your Mind
  4. Lead the Way
  5. Forge a Path for the Next Generation
  6. Build the Community You Want to Live in
  7. Reach for the World.

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