WRITING A BOOK IS A certain kind of madness. It’s a weirdly lonely process where you can spend months, years even, in your own head hoping that what you ultimately deliver is wickedly smart, hilariously entertaining, or somehow provocative enough to make it worthy of an NPR or Today show segment. To say that it takes a tribe to see you through the grueling book-writing odyssey is cliché, but truly without my squad of enthusiastic cheerleaders, it may not have happened.

I am forever indebted to the inspiring women who shared and trusted me with their personal stories, heartbreaking failures, wild successes, and astute wisdom. With women, I believe that the professional and personal are almost always intermingled. I took great care ...

Get Fearless and Free now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.