Book Cover How Great Women Lead

Come along with Olympic skier, amputee, and bestselling author, Bonnie St. John, and her teenage daughter, Darcy Deane, on an incredible mother-daughter adventure into the lives of some of the most fascinating women shaping our world today. You’ll go behind the scenes at Facebook headquarters, inside the State Department in Washington, down the red carpet of a Hollywood movie premiere with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, into a home-spun tortilla factory in Nicaragua, backstage at The Jon Stewart Show, mingling with athletes at the Paralympic Winter Games, shopping in London, into the cockpit of super-sonic fighter jets, and through many other exotic and exciting locations.

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Bonnie and Darcy talk about the lessons to be learned from powerful females, from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

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Bonnie on CNN

Bonnie sat down with CNN's Suzanne Malveaux to talk about her life, her journey with Darcy, and her insights from the HOW GREAT WOMEN LEAD project.

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How Great Women Lead

Join the journey with Bonnie and Darcy as they travel the world on an amazing adventure into the lives, and life lessons, of some of today's most fascinating women leaders.

Meet the Women »

Movie Studio Head Amy Pascal Dr. Condoleezza Rice Int’l Executive Coach Deborah Tom Professor/Activist Dr. Denise Dresser Fashion Designer Eileen Fisher Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Dairy Chairman Dr. Fay Deane Movie Star/Activist Geena Davis Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Seeds of Peace Director Leslie Lewin EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Fighter Pilot Nicole Malachowski Orchestra Conductor Marin Alsop Microfinance Director Noemi Ocana High School Junior Rishika Daryanani Mother of Five, Cathy Sarubbi Deloitte Chairman Sharon Allen Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg UN Ambassador Dr. Susan Rice Teach for America founder Wendy Kopp

Be Part of The Movement

The power of HOW GREAT WOMEN LEAD has taken on a life of its own!

The Contest — So many women and girls have been sending us stories about the women they admire, that we started a contest with prizes for the best stories! Please email to find out how to submit a story about your favorite leader and enter the contest!

The Groups — This project taps into a wellspring of passion for developing more women leaders! We want to go beyond the book and truly engage women of all ages to embrace their own leadership potential and inspire others by empowering GREAT WOMEN LEADERSHIP GROUPS all across the country. Contact us at for more information on how you can start your own journey and share the life lessons, values, and attitudes that help you define yourself as a leader wherever you are.