Remember that our similarities are many, and they are our bond, regardless of who we are.
Acclaimed writer Elif Shafak writes a letter to Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand after the Christchurch attack. Actress Yasmine Al Massri pens a poem about war for her mother. Activist and TV presenter June Sarpong addresses designer Diane Von Furstenberg.
These are a few of the moving and insightful letters that make up From Women to the World, a book by journalist, author and executive Elizabeth Filippouli, which brings together letters from a global group of accomplished women - politicians, royalty, actors, writers, activists and more – every one addressed to a woman who means something to each of them. The results are extraordinary, heartfelt letters to historical figures, mentors, family members or inspiring ordinary people. Each is based on these women's personal histories and experiences, drawing attention to social issues such as homelessness, war, LGBT activism, mental health care or the plight of international refugees.
From Women to the World is more than a simple collection of letters - it is a book that shows a new model of leadership based on emotional intelligence and demonstrates how we have the wisdom to inspire, motivate and reinvent our world.
“From Women to the World makes these letters a sort of 'collective voice' of what is common to these women, highly varied in specifics and yet linked by shared concern and commitments. This volume opens up the power of relationships and gives access to these private voices to all of us. It is indeed 'from women to the world'.”
Professor Marc Ventresca
Said Business School, University of Oxford
"Too often we focus on metrics and measurements, yet it is stories and relationships that lead to real, long-lasting transformation. These stories from around the world will have an impact on the reader as they did on those who feature in them. This is a beautiful, powerful book."
International Committee of the Red Cross
"From Women to the World is a role model female platform. It is a dialogue between women that inspires, thrills and touches the souls and feelings of the countless readers that this spectacular book will surely have. Thank you, Elizabeth Filippouli and all the brave and valuable authors of these letters, for letting us share their fights, pains and victories."
Rosalía Arteaga Serrano
Former President of the Republic of Ecuador
"From Women to the World is a thought-provoking, deeply inspirational, and beautifully compiled tribute to women's leadership."
Haifa Al Kaylani
President and Founder, The Arab International Women's Forum