If You Want Something Done…

The subtitle of this is “Leadership Lessons from Bold Women”, and the title comes directly from a quote by Margaret Thatcher: If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman. Nikki Haley profiles ten women who have inspired her during her life and the lessons learned from each of them. Each of the ten chapters focuses on a woman that she admires, and why. Many of the women were the first to break a barrier, including herself, and the book is indeed a fitting tribute to Haley’s role models; some famous (Margaret Thatcher, Jeane Kirkpatrick, and Golda Meir) and some unknown to many people (Cindy Warmbier, whose son was imprisoned in a North Korean jail, and Nadia Murad, who was sold by ISIS as a sex slave.) Some of the stories related are difficult to read, but the strength and determination shown by these women is remarkable, and their stories need to be heard. This book demands to be read.

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