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:

Bella Abzug

Abigail Adams

Madeleine Albright

Tammy Baldwin

Mary McLeod Bethune

Hattie Wyatt Caraway

Soledad Chávez Chacón

Shirley Chisholm

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Elizabeth Dole

Tammy Duckworth

Crystal Bird Fauset

Dianne Feinstein

Geraldine Ferraro

Betty Ford

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ella T. Grasso

Nikki Haley

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.