Tuesday, August 11, 2009

1. An Introduction to "The Self-Empowered Woman"

What do writer Maya Angelou, comedienne Ellen DeGeneres, singer Gloria Estefan and actress Demi Moore have in common?

If you are interested in or intrigued by the life stories of accomplished women, then you've landed on the right blog. My name is Marilyn Murray Willison, and my new book (The Self-Empowered Woman) addresses the question: What circumstances and characteristics help create a high-achieving woman?

Together we can use this space to examine the lives of accomplished women around the world, and at the same time I can share with you the lessons I've learned about publishing my own book for the first time (my four earlier books were published the conventional - old fashioned - way).

Please visit my website http://www.marilynwillison.com/ to learn more about my background, and I look forward to hearing your answers to the question that will appear at the start of each blog entry.

If you've ever found yourself fascinated by a high-achieving woman's remarkable life - think Coco Chanel, Golda Meir or even Cher - then you're really enjoy our time together.


  1. I am so happy someone has taken the time to write a book on what makes these famous empowered women tick. I have long admired many of the women that Ms. Willison talks about, and now I will have a chance to understand them as well.

    I have read several other books by Ms. Willison, Diary of a Divorced Mother and the Self Copnfidence Chip, and now look forward to reading another find journalistic endeavor by this wonderful writer.

    Can't wait to buy the book!

  2. Go, Marilyn. If anyone knows this subject, it's you!

  3. Marilyn, I look forward to reading your new book. Don't sweat it; I'm sure it will be as interesting as your others. I love the cozy look of your blog. It reminds me that you painted your bedroom cocoa when you were in high school, tempering the light from those really tall windows.