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Angella Nazarian

“In this tribute to 20 visionaries Angella Nazarian illuminates the power and potential of women through the mesmerizing stories of these groundbreakers and harbingers of change. The subjects of this great collection have hurdled gender, ideological or creative barriers, while others tested the limits of socioeconomic or racial boundaries. Through lively and probing portraits she reveals the unique personality and passion of each woman, describing their motivations and life’s work. You will most likely be familiar with some of these women; others may be new to you, and make you wonder how in the world you never heard of them. They offered radically new ways of seeing the world and as a result their work and legacy have brought about ripples of change that we all benefit from today.” — Tina Brown, Editor-in-Chief of Newsweek and The Daily Beast

“Many women have shown us that they can conquer all odds and succeed in the fields of their choice.  These twenty visionary women exemplify the power, the spirit, the creativity and the persistence of the true “pioneer woman.”” — Martha Stewart

“I was first introduced to Angella Nazarian at the 2014 YPO-WPO International Conference for Women: Lean In. She was amazing! When I was asked to chair the 2015 conference I knew I wanted to include Angella in our speaker line up.  She presented her compelling story to an audience women from around the globe. Angella’s message of personal strength and overcoming obstacles had us all on the edges of our seats, hanging on to every word. Her presentation was personal, dynamic, and above all, touching. — Janette Byrne, WPO- Las Vegas, Spouse, 2015 Co-Chair YPO-WPO International Conference for Women: Lean In

“I believe we have an obligation to pay our own good fortune forward and give voice to those  who cannot raise their own voices. Angella Nazarian has portrayed extraordinary women in a way that not only transports the reader into each life described here but also provides each of us nourishment for our own journey.” — Melanne Verveer, Executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace & Security

It is through example that we understand what we are capable of and how we can achieve our dreams. May these stories remind you of the wonderful things women have accomplished so far and the infinite possibilities for women in the future.” — Cherie Blair, Wife of the former British Prime Minister, founder of Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

“I’ve always believed every woman needs a network of supportive women friends — what I call your fearless tribe. And “Pioneers of the Possible,” with its intimate portraits of accomplished women, is like a fearless tribe between covers. I came away inspired and emboldened by their amazing life stories.” — Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief of AOL/Huffington Post

Your presentation was emotional, compelling, challenging, inspiring!  You touched all of the emotions that we as women share in our approach to leadership around the world.” — Dr. Margaret J Webber, Professional  at Pepperdine University


Not only was her speech inspirational for all our guests, but Angella was involved throughout the entire event – talking with the women and hearing their stories.  Her professionalism, warmth, and the unexpected level of engagement made her presence a critical element of our event —Katherine Smart, AON

They say you have to see it to be it—that in discovering the stories of strong women we unlock the many different ways we ourselves can be strong. This book helps you see.” — Cindi Leive, Editor-in-chief of  Glamour magazine