Idea Makers: 15 Fearless Female Entrepreneurs
– Lowey Bundy Sichol –
Chicago Review Press
Published 15 February 2022
15 stories of bold and imaginative female entrepreneurs. Along with a few snippets of female entrepreneurs from throughout history, this book presents the stories of 15 modern women and the ideas they made into reality.
Each and every woman included in this story is inspiring. It was amazing to experience their journeys from the initial idea to making it a reality. Each chapter explores the background story, the entrepreneur’s first jobs, the idea, how the idea was grown and where the business or entrepreneur is today. Each chapter also includes links to the business and entrepreneur’s websites and social media accounts.
While the book is text heavy, with no pictures (at least, not in my advanced copy) it’s written in an easy-to-access style, so while the target audience is ages 12 and up, I’d happily give it to a confident younger reader.
The book features female entrepreneurs in 5 categories: food, health and beauty, science and technology, education, and clothing and fashion.
I was a little disappointed that the book didn’t branch into fields of maths, engineering, art, social media, environment protection, design, construction or so many others outside the 5 included. There are so many amazing female entrepreneurs, I thought this list was a little restrictive and they could have at least spread the selection across more sectors. However, the exclusions do not make those who did make it into the book any less amazing and inspiring. There truly are some incredible females featured in the book. The chosen list is also exclusively American, which is fair enough given the US publishers but I’ll need to keep looking for titles that include a wider spread from countries outside the US. There is, however, a good spread of racial diversity within the selection.
If you’ve ever wondered about the women behind household names and businesses, then Idea Makers takes you behind the scenes in how these female entrepreneurs brought their ideas to life.
The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.
Category: Non fiction
Subjects: Entrepreneurs, businesses, women and girls, food, education, science, technology, clothing, fashion, health, beauty.
Reading age guide: Ages 12 and up.
Published: 15February 2022 by Chicago Review Press
Format: Hardcover, ebook. 224 pages.