Stepping Out of Line
Lessons for Women Who Want It Their Way . . . In Life, In Love, and At Work
By Nell Merlino
(Harmony, Paperback, 9780767924849, 240pp.)
Publication Date: March 3, 2009
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When activist Nell Merlino decides something needs to change, she throws everything she has into changing it. Whether it is raising the visibility of girls or helping women build their businesses, her many campaigns have helped women make dreams come true. Now she marshals her life lessons—and those of other gutsy women—to help women have it their way.
Stepping Out of Line is Merlino’s bold manifesto for women to stop waiting and get what they want, in the arenas of love or work or in the world at large. Offering practical nuggets like “Gain from complaining” and “The system is more malleable than you think,” she shows women how to imagine bigger lives, find support, and stay the course.
NELL MERLINO created Take Our Daughters to Work Day for the Ms. Foundation for Women in 1993, and today, more than 71 million Americans have taken part. She is currently CEO of Count Me In for Women's Economic Independence, which helps women grow microbusinesses into million-dollar enterprises through its Make Mine a Million $ Business program. She lives in Manhattan.