"Never losing faith, we waited through the many years of struggle to achieve our rights. But women weren't just waiting; women were working. Never losing faith, we worked to redeem the promise of America, that all men and women are created equal. For our daughters and our granddaughters today we have broken the marble ceiling. For our daughters and our granddaughters now the sky is the limit." - Nancy Pelosi, after being sworn in as Speaker of the House. When Nancy Pelosi became the first woman Speaker of the House, she made history. She gavelled the House to order that day on behalf of all of America's children and said, "We have made history, now let us make progress". Now she continues to inspire women everywhere in this thought-provoking collection of wise words, her own and those of the important people who played pivotal roles in her journey. In these pages, she encourages mothers and grandmothers, daughters and granddaughters to never lose faith, to speak out and make their voices heard, to focus on what matters most and follow their dreams wherever they may lead. Perhaps the Speaker says it best herself in the Preface: "I find it humbling and deeply moving when women and girls approach me, looking for insight and advice. If women can learn from me, in the same way I learned from the women who came before me, it will make the honor of being Speaker of the House even more meaningful." This is a truly special book to share with all the women you know. It is a keepsake to turn to again and again, whenever you need to be reminded that anything is possible when you know your power.
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Nancy Pelosi was on the path to political prominence when, as a 47-year-old mother of five, she ran for a seat in Congress and won. Now the highest ranking elected woman in American history and the first female Speaker of the House, Pelosi talks candidly about the opportunities and choices that have brought her - and our country - to this time and place. Her latest book is Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters. Dr. Gail Saltz is a psychiatrist, columnist, best-selling author and television commentator. She is a regular contributor to the Today show and has appeared often on Dateline, CBS News, Fox News, and CNN, among others.
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