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About the Book
In this collection of inspiring true stories, Janice McDonald, entrepreneur, speaker, and host of the Fearless Women podcast brings together more than 80 extraordinary, unafraid women and asks them to look back at the moments in their youth that set them on the path to leadership.
From high-profile entrepreneurs to philanthropists, athletes, artists, and statespeople, the lives featured in this book represent the many journeys women can take to find their passion, create change, and make a monumental impact on the world around them. Some were born to leap into the spotlight, others discovered a quiet strength along the way; women who dared, who challenged convention, who found connection, or who braved it alone, each has a powerful lesson to tell about a girl who once dreamed of what she might accomplish.
About Janice McDonald
Janice McDonald knows that small hinges swing big doors.
As a global champion for women, she's been pushing for equity since 1992, when she completed her first graduate degree and wrote her thesis on women on boards in Canada. She is an award-winning entrepreneur, a four-time WXN Top 100 winner and 2016 WXN Hall of Fame inductee, a sought-after speaker, and the co-author of three ground-breaking studies on women entrepreneurs in Canada, released in 2016, 2018, and 2020.
McDonald has a BA in communications, MA in Canadian studies, certification in conflict resolution from CICR, her ICD.D designation, and an MFA. Women in Trade Los Angeles awarded her Global Trade Ambassador for Canada in 2017, in 2018 she received an Inspiring Fifty women in tech award, among the many other awards she has received.
Her Fearless Women Podcast, available at Apple podcasts and anywhere you find podcasts, launched on Women's Day 2019. The podcast shares many more incredible stories like the ones you will read in the Fearless book. There is a new episode every week.