1. An Introduction to “The Self-Empowered Woman”

What do writer Maya Angelou, comedienne Ellen DeGeneres, singer Gloria Estefan and actress Demi Moore have in common?
If you are interested in or intrigued by the life stories of accomplished women, then you’ve landed on the right blog. My name is Marilyn Murray Willison, and my new book (The Self-Empowered Woman) addresses the question: What circumstances and characteristics help create a high-achieving woman?
Together we can use this space to examine the lives of accomplished women around the world, and at the same time I can share with you the lessons I’ve learned about publishing my own book for the first time (my four earlier books were published the conventional – old fashioned – way).
Please visit my website http://www.marilynwillison.com/ to learn more about my background, and I look forward to hearing your answers to the question that will appear at the start of each blog entry.
If you’ve ever found yourself fascinated by a high-achieving woman’s remarkable life – think Coco Chanel, Golda Meir or even Cher – then you’re really enjoy our time together.

About Marilyn Murray Willison

The author of six non-fiction books, Willison worked as Health and Fitness Editor at the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, and wrote book reviews, health, beauty, fashion, and travel articles on a regular basis for the Los Angeles Times. Her byline has appeared in a wide variety of American newspapers and magazines.