Are you an established entrepreneur or do you dream of running running your own business? Fifty of Australia's leading women entrepreneurs share deeply personal stories about the challenges and opportuni-ties they have experienced while starting and growing their businesses. The entrepreneurs describe relationships, family back-grounds, opportunities, challenges and motivations that have shaped their business journeys from startup entrepreneurs to founders and CEOs with national and global businesses. These truly inspiring stories show that there is no one defin-itive path to entrepreneurship and that owning and running your own business is a realistic goal for young girls and women everywhere. Entrepreneurs featured include Megan Quinn, the co-founder of Net-A-Porter, Jodie Fox, the founder of Shoes of Prey, and Jan Owen, the CEO of Foundation for Young Australians. A BEAUTIFUL HARDCOVER COLLECTION OF INSIGHTS INTO THE LIVES AND BUSINESSES OF TOP WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS * A lavish collection of stories and photographs to inspire would-be and established entrepreneurs.
* Accessible for children aged 16 and over, it features REAL life stories from 50 of Australia's leading women entrepreneurs. * A beautiful presentation gift for individuals and businesses alike. PRAISE FOR AUSTRALIA'S 50 INFLUEN-TIAL WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS "Rare Birds fills a major gap among entrepre-neur and business books: and it isn't just for women. A thoroughly engaging read." - Mark Moses, Founding Partner, CEO Coaching International "Putting this book in the hands of young wom-en and girls will provide both inspiration and the paths to follow. Leading them to say - if she can do it, I can do it." - Sally-Ann Williams, Engineering Community & Outreach Manager, Google Australia "Inspiration, and a belief that something is possible, are the first steps in realising your dreams as an entrepreneur." - Verne Harnish, founder of Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO); CEO of Gazelles; and author of Scaling Up: How a Few Make It...And Why the Rest Don't