Take Your Turn!: A Leadership Guide to Success for Young Women
by Tonya L. Carter
It’s Your Turn! Leaders are made within.
When I was told at an early age that I couldn't be an Engineer because I was a girl, I started on a journey to prove the nay-sayers wrong. It lit a fire not only for me personally but drove my life's work to develop others to achieve their potential, especially young women. This book is a positive guide for young women to equip themselves for future leadership roles by leveraging their strengths and practicing during the formative years of 13 - 18. What's unique about the book are four things:
- It's a leadership self-help book for teens
- The chapter topics of focus were decided through a survey of women reflecting on this age range (all generations represented)
- It's interactive for readers with activities at the end of each chapter to practice what was learned
- A Facilitation Guide is available as part of a kit for parents, guardians, counselors, youth leaders, Sororities, etc. to lead guided discussions on each chapter topic
The storytelling style makes it a fun read, and readers can envision themselves as the protagonist in many of the shared real-life stories. Most of all, this book is a confidence builder during a time when it's often most needed, in hope of spurring the reader to change the leadership landscape of the future. The message to these young women is to TAKE YOUR TURN!