In this episode, I speak with authors, Virginia State Senator Janet Howell and Theresa Howell. They discuss their new book, Leading the Way: Women in Power.
Senator Janet Howell and her daughter-in-law Theresa Howell have created a book that highlights fifty diverse, extraordinary and trailblazing American women in politics and inspire everyone to make a difference. Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Featured women include:
Mary McLeod Bethune
Hattie Wyatt Caraway
Soledad Chávez Chacón
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Crystal Bird Fauset
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ella T. Grasso
Fannie Lou Hame
About the Creators
SENATOR JANET HOWELL has been a Virginia state senator since 1992. She is second in seniority in the state senate and the longest-serving female Virginia legislator. Credited with major legal reforms, she was also the first woman to serve on the powerful Senate Finance Committee and the first and only woman so far to be appointed as a senate budget conferee. A civil rights worker in college and a longtime community leader, she has been honored with many
awards, including a Child Health Advocate Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband, Hunt.
THERESA HOWELL is the coauthor, with F. Isabel Campoy, of the awardwinning book Maybe Something Beautiful, illustrated by Rafael López. She is also the author of the picture book series
Scout Moore: Junior Ranger. She lives in Colorado with her two daughters and her husband, Brian.
KYLIE AKIA is a digital illustrator and painter. Leading the Way: Women in Power is her picture book debut. She lives in Chicago.
ALEXANDRA BYE creates illustrations in various media for a range of outlets, including magazines and children’s publications. She lives in New Hampshire.