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Rebel Girls Awesome Entrepreneurs

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The Rebel Girls books always showcase the interesting and noteworthy achievements of women. These titles can be very inspiring for kids to read. In this entry, entrepreneurs are featured. Learn more about 25 women featuring everyone from Madam C J Walker to Margarete Steiff to Rhianna and more. Each entrepreneur is given a page about their accomplishments while facing them is an illustration. Some of the women featured were people I did not know about but now admire.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Rebel Girls for this title. All opinions are my own.

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Unlike most of the Rebel Girls books, the women in this book might not be as well known to the average reader. But the businesses they either founded, or were responsible for, are well known.You may not have heard of Anjali Sud, but you might have heard about Vimeo, which competes with YouTube.

Katrina Lake started Stich Fix.

Ursula Burns is the first black woman to head a fortune 500 company, Xerox.

Madam C.J. Walker was the first black millionaire, with her line of beauty products for black women.

It is a great book to learn about women and business.

<em>Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.</em>

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I love the Rebel Girls series! An excellent addition. I can't wait to add it to my classroom library!

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I received an electronic ARC from Rebel Girls through NetGalley.
Twenty five short pieces on women who are changing the world. These business women have invested in themselves and others as they step out of stereotypes and boundaries. Each page spread offers short text and a full page illustration along with a quote from the represented woman.
I love the information at the end which provides step by step instructions for starting a business. There is also a final page spread for the reader to write their own entrepreneurial story.

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**Thanks to NetGalley and Rebel Girls for this ARC**

Rebel Girls Mean Business: 25 Tales of Entrepreneurs and Investors will be out May 10th, 2022.

Rebel Girls continues to knock all of their books out of the park. This one focuses on women who invest in, started, or run businesses. Among the women highlighted are the founder of Bumble, the CEO of TaskRabbit, and the inventor of Steiff teddy bears. While I have always loved the Rebel Girls franchise, I wasn't sure what to expect reading a book focused on business. I was pleasantly surprised by the diversity of careers and interests highlighted and, as always, loved the beautiful illustrations. I would give this to any of the young rebel girls in my life :)

4 stars - I really liked it!

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Whilst I’m not the target audience for this I loved it! As someone interested in started a business this was informative and empowering. As a girl this made me proud of the adversities they had faced and inspired me to go for my dreams.

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This one includes a longer bio than the others I have read. This is probably great for older girls with longer attention spans rather than little kids like the others. It was really informative and I learned about a lot of powerful women I didn’t know about.

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This is another stellar offering from Rebel Girls, although the title/subject matter may limit their audience a bit. Twenty-five women are highlighted in this volume, from all around the world, although there is a large number from the United States. They are mostly entrepreneurs but also business executives in large corporations. There are some fascinating stories here, including Margarete Steiff, the founder of Steiff stuffed animals, who died back in 1909, but her company is still going strong. The youngest woman profiled is Paige Brown, born in 1998! As always, the illustrations are first-rate and are all done by female or nonbinary artists from all over the world.

Thank you to NetGalley and Rebel Girls for the opportunity to read an advance readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

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In this self explanatory title having book, we learn the stories of 25 women who started their own business and changed (or are currently making) history.

To be honest, my feelings on this one are a little mixed.

The positive: First of all, the amazing illustrations done by several artists. I loved all the different styles of art they were able to put here.
Secondly, it was kind of refreshing to see a book where the main "heroes" don't have to get married or have kids in order to be happy (which I'm sure some of the women mentioned here have and are pleased with, they were just not the focus here.)
And finally, I loved learning about those women I hadn't heard of before. And some of the stories were very well written.

The negative: Well, to continue on from my last point from the list of positives, some of the stories were not actually well written, or rather, interesting enough.
And I was also having these thoughts about how, since this book is aimed at a younger audience, we only scratch the surface of these women's stories. Which begs the question: Did all of them succeed because of determination and hard work, or did they already have some money and privilege to go along with it? Because we all have heard of "self-made millionaires" who in actuality have come from money.

I don't know what this review will achieve in regards of whether it'll make readers pick this up, or ignore it. I just wanted to share my own personal thoughts.

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Thank you Rebel Girls and NetGalley for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is the second book from Rebel Girls that I have read and I loved them both! This book presents 25 amazing women, who by overcoming many obstacles and fighitng against all the odds have succeeded in the world of business. Whether we learn about Rihanna or Melanie Perkins (CEO of Canva at the age of 35), all these women are inspiring and making the world a better place for people around the globe.

As usual, the book comes with beautiful illustrations and links to additional resources online. Best of all, it also provides a plan (especially for young girls) how to start a business, step by step. Even I, who has no background in economy and business, have learned a lot!

I would absolutely recommend this book to all the young girls who want to learn about amazing business women, and be inspired to create a successful business themselves!

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What an inspirational read - 25 tales of hardworking, determined and successful women, who.have paved the way to the top in the world of business and entrepreneurship. What better role models for our young people than is read about all the possibilities open to them. No longer can girls be told that there are job roles not suitable to them. These women prove that anything is possible. The biographies are accompanied with colourful pictures and fantastic qr codes that give further information. This is an exquisite addition to your Rebel Girls shelf and perfect for gifts for the special girls in your life. #rebelgirlsawesomeentrepreneurs #rebelgirls #netgalley

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This book is so inspirational and beautiful. I would love for my entrepreneurial niece to read it because it really shows how these girls had an idea and ran with it, some at such a young age. It shows young girls that their dreams really can come true if they work hard to achieve them. I also love how in the back of the book it gives you steps to start a business. This is definitely a great book for middle and high school students.

Thank you to Rebel Girl and NetGalley for the ACR of this book!

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3.5 Stars ( I received an e-arc from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review)

Very heavy handed on the United States specific entrepreneurs (though a lot of them are immigrants). I did learn that the Mejuri founder was from Jordan and then came to Canada before starting her company.

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Another great addition to the Rebel Girls series! I enjoyed the fact that in this one we are learning about women who for the most part I did not know who they were by name, or their backgrounds. Many of the companies mentioned were familiar so it was great to learn about some of the people we may not realize are behind them or a part of their success. I also really appreciate that with each new installment there are more resources and additional materials for girls to use and learn. Plus the integration of being able to use their app and learn more about some of the people included is a huge bonus.

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Yet another marvellous Rebel Girls title. And I am so awed by this one!

The title is slightly misleading because this book isn’t just about entrepreneurs managing their own companies/businesses but also about women in the higher echelons of the corporate world who do their best for their employer in their capacity as CEO or VP and so on.

I had assumed that the content might get a bit repetitive, especially as I have zilch interest in entrepreneurship, but boy, was I surprised! Each story is so personal, so relatable, and so inspirational that I found myself captivated by these talented ladies. Most of the stories, yet again, come from the USA, but a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds is covered, which makes the book diverse enough.

When it comes to business, there are quite a few words that are new to little ones – entrepreneurship, unicorns, profit, shares, and so on. This book offers a brief explanation of common business words towards the end so that budding entrepreneurs don’t get bogged down by the vocabulary. There’s also a step-by-step activity list on how to create your own business. I found this list outstanding – simple content and yet highly practical.

The illustrations accompanying each bio are once again from various female and nonbinary artists from all around the world, the youngest of whom is just 7!

In short, simply brilliant. Go buy this for the future corporate go-getters in your life!

4.5 stars.

My thanks to Rebel Girls and NetGalley for the DRC of “Rebel Girls: Awesome Entrepreneurs”. This review is voluntary and contains my honest opinion about the book.

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Rebel Girls Awesome Entrepreneurs: 25 Tales of Women Building Businesses showcases influential CEOs, entrepreneurs, founders, and investors who have used their creativity and ingenuity to develop clever ideas, launch new products, build businesses, disrupt industries, support others, and invest in the future. Rebel Girls Awesome Entrepreneurs is part of the award-winning Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series.- Netgalley

What I liked about this book was how they did not use the same Women that you will see everywhere. I like how, specifically for Black Women, they were current Women that kids would be able to recognize. I was worried at first when I began reading it because it seemed there was a lack of diversity but it did good.

Beyond, this the information was detailed and to the point, which is great because it allows room for a reader to do further research, which is important, at least to me.

Rebel Girls in general is an amazing reference book not for children but for adults as well. Again, the relevance, which is extremely important to me makes this book better than I had expected.

Overall, perfect coffee table book as well as a reference book for all ages.

5 Pickles

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This is designed to inspire ordinary girls to be something extraordinary. It shows them that anyone can be an entrepreneur, but it does take perseverance, there are obstacles to overcome and it can take time. I however found that it also inspired me to do things differently and to be better. I very much like how women who were early pioneers have been included. I also like how women from careers usually underrepresented by females are showcased to demonstrate that girls can be engineers and scientists as well as very successful business owners. The range in ages is also well represented. You can be successful at a young age, or the idea may come later in life. There is no set moment to become an entrepreneur. However, I see it as being very USA centric with very few examples wholly outside of the United States. I would like to see more women from other countries. This is a book that expects to be sold in many territories and as such girls from all these other places need to see someone represented from their country.
I do like the fact that I didn’t know many of the women featured, but it still included a few known names such as Rihanna.

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I love this.

This was my first Rebel Girls book and I’ve obviously been missing out.

The best part of this is showcasing how many of these entrepreneurs started out in other fields, with nothing or very young. It highlights that you don’t have to already be a millionaire to become successful. Passion, support and inspiration are bigger driving forces.

I would highly recommend this book for my school’s library and think that it can appeal to a variety of ages. Younger students may read the whole book but I think excerpts can be used to inspire older students too.

As for the text and pictures, both make the book highly accessible. The text is simple and too the point while the pictures are bright and eye-catching.

Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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I love the whole rebel girls collection and I like their new endeavor to highlight great women involved in entrepreneurship. I learned a lot and I think these books are essential for any young child's library.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the eARC in exchange for my review.

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Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read this book.

Rebel girls is a must-have series in a book collection that I strongly advise you all to have. I love all the rebels series and it is one of the most popular books in my library. This series it's reveals all the 25 great entrepreneurs that make a change in the world.

Some of the names I am already familiar with, but among the entrepreneurs, I feel touched when read about Whitney Wolfe Herd's story. Despite being betrayed by her boyfriend and her coworkers she come out stronger than before.

Gender equality is one of the big issues nowadays. I wish I have read this book when I'm young. I will be inspirational but as they say, there's not too late to catch up on your dreams. Since Rebel girls are from overseas, I understand that all the entrepreneurs are from there. However here, is a tiny little suggestion, hoping they will make a series of women from all over the world. Getting a role model from a diversity of world would make this book more interesting to read.

The best part about this book that I like most is that they give a template of a mindmap about how to get on your own business. Encouraging youngsters to become an entrepreneur. So read this book to your child and see what type of entrepreneurs they want to be.

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