About Pearls

Pearls: Women who Radiate Success

By Fred Dawson

When a determined woman puts her mind to something, she will work very hard until she gets it, despite whatever roadblocks are put in her way. “Pearls” is the perfect metaphor for the women whose stories are told in this book, i.e., women of great value and rarity who were shaped, not crushed, by the myriad vagaries of life.

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Of the 21 women per book, you can read about Tatiana Copeland, Past First Lady Carla Markell, Dr. Robin Horn, Dr. Janice Nevin, Sally Gore to name just a few. Book III will include Lt. Governor Bethany Hall Long, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester and 19 other amazing women’s stories.

Book 1

Women Who Radiate Success

Book 2

Women Who Radiate Success

Book 3

Women Who Radiate Success

What is Pearls About?

Pearls: Women Who Radiate Success is a candid, deep dive into the lives of women we tend to admire―the ones who have climbed to the top of the ladder. In each book, Fred Dawson gives us an up-close-and-personal look at the lives of 21 extraordinary females from all walks of professional life: higher education, politics, entrepreneurship, law, big business and non-profit. These women have leapt over barriers, recovered from grief, made profound sacrifices, broken rules, discovered untapped courage within themselves and given selflessly to others. They are mothers, wives, daughters and friends.

Takeaways From Pearls

“The women whose stories come alive in these pages have experienced challenges of all types during the courses of their lives and careers: the loss of loved ones, serious illness, career upheavals and gender discrimination. What makes them different is that each of them understands her worth, refused to give up when life got tough and has achieved great professional and spiritual success.”

Carla Markell
Delaware’s Former First Lady

Whenever I need to be inspired, I pick up one of Fred Dawson’s “Pearls” books and read one of the stories of the women leaders he features. Powerful stories of challenge and triumph. Stories that help me be braver and more fearless about my work. If she can do it, so can I. “Pearls” women are teaching us to lead by creating our unique mark on the world.

Sharon Kelly Hake
CEO, Great Dames, Inc.

I have had the awesome experience to read both editions of Pearls: Women Who Radiate Success. I can not say enough about the book and how it has touched me. It is an endearing wonderful book full of inspirational and heart-warming stories. I read the first edition and was in awe of the “Pearls”, and their stories of true-grit, determination, and tenacity. When I read the 2nd edition, I was once again inspired and motivated by the wonderful women.

Chantal Towles
President, Creative Business Assistants

It has been my great privilege to be chosen as one of the Pearls in this beautiful series of coffee table books. Each one of the women featured has a life that are rich with vision, tenacity, generosity, and excellence. Each one’s story radiates her success, inspiring and encouraging us to reach for the highest and best version of ourselves. Just like a pearl, created over time and under pressure, each has risen above and beyond with resilience and grace. What an honor to be counted in their number!

Donna Duffy
CEO, 3E Marketing/Sage Success Studio

It was an honor and great privilege to be one of the “Pearls” in Fred’s first book. I am flattered to be among these amazing and successful women and to read their stories of success and triumph. Thank you to Fred for writing our stories to share with others.

Diane Ferry
President and CEO, Star-Med

The Meaning of the Title

The title of these books, Pearls: Women Who Radiate Success, captures the radiant spirits of the 21 women profiled in each volume. Pearls are formed when an intruding substance, such as a grain of sand, slips into an oyster's shell. The oyster's reaction is to cover the irritant with many layers of a smooth substance (called nacre) to protect itself. The result is a beautiful, lustrous gem that the ancients called the tear of a god, or a dewdrop filled with moonlight that fell into the ocean.

These gems are rare and don't stay hidden for long. They come in all shapes and sizes, from waters around the world, and they sport a variety of colors: white, black, grey, blue, green, copper, and yes―aubergine. The women whose stories come alive in these pages have experienced challenges of all types during the courses of their lives and careers: the loss of loved ones, serious illnesses, career upheavals and gender discrimination. What makes them different is that each of them understands her worth, refused to give up when life got tough and has achieved great professional and spiritual success.

 

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