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Girls Who Run the World: 31 CEOs Who Mean Business

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Inspiring profiles of women who started their own companies.

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This lively, thorough collection of CEO profiles offers heaps of inspiration and many practical tips about how to succeed in business. Its clear, attractive design highlights ideas, advice, and insider secrets that kids can can take to heart, whether they're thinking of starting their own business, organizing a movement, or running for student council. The information in Girls Who Run the World: 31 CEOs Who Mean Business is so solid, it would be valuable for adult entrepreneurs, too! Discussions of a business plan, market size, competitive advantage, economies of scale, angel investors, venture capital, cash flow, interest and principal on a loan, and information on how to file a patent may seem more geared to college-level readers than middle schoolers and teens. And the Science section includes sophisticated concepts like DNA mutations, genetic code, and gene-editing.

Middle schoolers and high schoolers may be particularly interested in products or businesses they've heard of, such as Pop Sugar, Spanx, Stich Fix, and Bare Minerals. But most of the women and businesses here don't have brand-name recognition. Still, all of the success stories are interesting.

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