Random House Delacorte | October 2019
Girls Who Run the World is How I Built This for tween and teen girls, featuring the entrepreneurs behind the companies they love — Rent the Runway, Stitch Fix, Pop Sugar, Glossier, Minted, etc. These are the sometimes messy, always brave, inside stories of the entrepreneurs fighting bias in hiring at Blendoor, sequencing genes at 23andMe and saving premie babies at Embrace. Stuffed with wisdom, trade secrets and how-to’s, this is pure inspiration for enterprising young gals.
“Girls Who Run the World is a woman-to-woman playbook that spotlights bold businesswomen who have achieved success and done it in their own way.”
— Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright.
“Girls Who Run the World is a modern-day encyclopedia of the women who are changing the world today, period.”
— Sophia Amoruso, cofounder and CEO of Girlboss, a media company dedicated to empowering women in business, and author of the New York Times bestseller #Girlboss
“The startup community needs more female and underrepresented founders. Diana Kapp’s book is sure to inspire future female founders from all backgrounds to start companies that will change the world.”
— Sam Altman, Chairman, Y-Combinator, and President Open AI. Y Combinator has backed 4,000 founders to date creating over 100B in value, including the team behind Lumi and PlanGrid (in book), Airbnb, Dropbox, Reddit, Stripe.
“Just reading these stories will give you a confidence boost!”
— Claire Shipman, author of NYT bestseller The Confidence Code for Girls.
“This book is a joyful testament to the power of girls, the power of immigrants, and the unlimited potential for young people everywhere to dream boldly.”
— Laurene Powell Jobs, Emerson Collective, College Track, former wife of Steve Jobs, founder of Apple.
“All girls should dare to dream big, and Girls Who Run the World gives them the tools to not only achieve those dreams, but to change the world while they’re doing it.”
— Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global.
“The book allows us to imagine success by seeing the Girl CEOs accomplish it.”
— Gitanjali Rao, age 14, inspired by the Flint water crisis invented an inexpensive device to detect lead in water for which she is 2017 winner of Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.