Thursday, December 6, 2012

Review: 17 Women Who Shook the World by Preethi Burkholder



Have you ever wondered why some people seem to achieve success effortlessly while others just don’t? In this motivational and historical book, discover how you, too, can master the inner abilities to become successful. Becoming informed about the thinking and behavioral patterns of 17 of modern history’s most amazing women will drive you, too, to take action to attract success into your life. Learn  a dynamic and attainable program for changing your inner model of achievement with a formula that supports your happiness. Read about accomplished women such as Shirley Chisholm, Esther Morris, Wilman Rudolph, Aung San Suu Kyi, Valentina Tereshkova, Harriet Tubman, Madam C.J. Walker, Meryl Streep, and Victoria Woodhull. Like the 17 women showcased here, build your own Global Positioning System (GPS) for success.
 Preethi Burkholder inspires women, men, and children to achieve their dreams, find success, and lead meaningful lives. Originally from Sri Lanka, she does humanitarian work there to improve the lives of underprivileged women and children.


I am a fan of books that highlight inspiration women, so this book intrigued me.

17 Women Who Shook the World tells the story of 17 admirable women who made a huge impact on the world. It features people from the early 1900s, as well as women who we are more familiar with today, like Mother Teresa and Oprah.

I enjoyed reading about each woman's childhood, rise to greatness and their contribution to society. They read like mini biographies, so some people may like that, but others might not, especially if they prefer those that read more like fiction novels.

I also noticed that sometimes, within a person's biography, there would be sentences or thoughts repeated within the paragraph or in the next few paragraphs. Maybe it was to emphasize a point, but I found it irritating.

Thanks to NetGalley and Schiffer Publishing Ltd. for the e-copy.


  1. It features amazing women.
  2. The background of these women are very diverse.
  3. Kids may find this very inspiring.


  1. Some repeated thoughts can be distracting.

"It's always better to be authentically yourself. All these things are a part of learning how to live with other people," she has said.

  1. You or your child like reading about inspirational people.
  2. You are a fan of Meryl Streep, Oprah, Mother Teresa or any other women featured in the book.
  3. You enjoy reading biographies.




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