Marcella Allison

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Best Book About Female Entrepreneurs

- Lioness Magazine

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It’s Basically Indispensable

 – Liz Elting | Founder and CEO of the Elizabeth Elting Foundation

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"Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me This Sh*t Before?"

This is the book you wish you had already read. A collection of more than 60 letters from female leaders of multimillion-dollar companies, solopreneurs, and every kind of woman in between, these stories are both a lifeline and a roadmap for women navigating our increasingly complex world. 

The Choices Are Real

From being the only woman in the room in “old boys’ club” businesses, to making the impossible choices between cherished work and family, to dealing with loss, anger, and fear, these stories have hard-earned lessons to teach all of us.

Stories full of inspiration

But it’s not all battle scars and suffering—like all good stories, these pages are shot through with laughter, growth, and triumph too.

So if you’ve felt alone or wondered when the right mentor or community is going to appear, you can stop searching.

This book is your invitation to learn from the experience of women just like you—to borrow from their strength, courage, and fierce will to succeed and to take your place in this community of women who, day by day, are quietly changing the world.

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Inspiration from Women in Business

“Why Didn’t Anybody Tell Me This Sh*t Before?” Wit and Wisdom from Women in Business was conceived, co-created, and edited by fierce female entrepreneurs Marcella Allison and Laura Gale.

Marcella Allison

Has over two decades of experience as a mentor, speaker, in-demand copy chief, and entrepreneur. As a copywriter, her copy has generated over $200 million in sales for some of the top direct-response companies in the industry. As a mentor, she has helped hundreds of up-and-coming copywriters and freelancers to succeed. Most recently, she mentored and trained over 2,000 women in business in the Mentoress Collective (formerly Titanides) before selling the company to Silicon Valley start-up MentorCloud.

Laura Gale

Got her start as a publicist for Hachette and worked on projects like the Twilight phenomenon, JK Rowling's post-Harry Potter publications, and the personal memoirs of Michael Palin, Nelson Mandela, and Tina Fey. She helps entrepreneurs and marketers to write, publish and market books that transform their businesses. Laura has partnered with entrepreneurs to write and publish eight books (and counting), profiling entrepreneurial success stories across multiple industries.

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