Geelong consultant’s story featured in inspiring book
A book that launches next month was inspired by the question “What if we could inspire people everywhere to change the world?”.
The Women Changing the World is a collection of stories for women by 34 women focused on inspiring purpose, vision and everyday activism.
Featuring real-life, relatable role-models from all walks of life, the book is the collective work of women changing the world through entrepreneurialism, education, conscious living, giving back, advocacy and innovation by those who had the courage to listen to the call to make a difference and took action to make it happen.
Geelong consultant Ainslee Hooper is one of the authors, and said having the confidence to take action as a changemaker was one of the most important qualities women needed to succeed in making a difference.
“We all hold within us, the ability to create or influence change in the world in one way or another.
“We just need to listen to that voice within that wants a better world, and use what we have to contribute to that dream.”
Co-author Peace Mitchell, of The Women’s Business School, said, believing in yourself was “an incredible force of power that starts with you”.
“Whether you want to change the world, invent an incredible product, take on the big brands, inspire people, take your business global, start a movement or dream bigger in any way, it’s time to take action and follow that calling.”
Ms Hooper said the worthwhile journeys were never easy.
“However, if you’ve got a calling, you owe it to the world to follow that calling.
“If your dream has been inspired by challenges you’ve experienced, the way to remain focused is to think about all the other people like yourself who have and will face challenges if you don’t share your gift.”.
Ms Mitchell said she and her fellow authors gave their contributions to The Women Changing the World because they knew there were many women with big dreams and ambitions but who were playing small and being held back by fear and self-doubt.
“We wanted to send a strong and clear message to the world and to women everywhere that it doesn’t have to be this way, and this book will guide you through overcoming your fears and self doubt and inspire you to instead embrace the courage to follow your dreams and make a difference.”
The Women Changing the World edited by Peace Mitchell and Katy Gardner, launches nationally in November with online interviews and presentations from each of the 34 authors.
For more information, head to The Women’s Business School website.