Pioneers of the Possible: Celebrating Visionary Women of the World

03/05/2012 10:40 am ET Updated May 05, 2012

My second book, "Pioneers of the Possible: Celebrating Visionary Women of the World," is due to launch in conjunction with the celebration of International Women's Day.

My hope is that the stories of these visionary women present to us the flame of the passionate life, the knife of insight, and the courage to stand for what one sees without looking away. This is the spirit of a true pioneering woman. The following excerpts are a sampling of trailblazing women from all over the world and their reflections.

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Pioneers of the Possible: Celebrating Visionary Women of the World