QUIRINDI High School student Zoe Burston was thrilled to be pictured with a copy of the book Australia’s 50 Influential Women Entrepreneurs, released by her aunt, Jo Burston.
In recognition of International Women’s Day, the inspirational book has been gifted to the school by Diane Pass and Jo Burston, of the organisation Rare Birds.
The book is now available the school library.
Inspiring Rare Birds - founded to support women entrepreneurs - released the book Australia’s 50 Influential Women Entrepreneurs, which profiles the journeys of some of Australia’s most significant female entrepreneurs.
It is part of the wider Rare Birds vision to inspire 1,000,000 more women entrepreneurs by 2020.
Serial entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Rare Birds, Jo Burston, got the idea for the movement after visiting her old school and discovering that many of the girls she spoke to either weren’t aware of what an entrepreneur was, or if they were, they thought that it was a man.
“This book is a call to each to ensure that every woman is given the opportunity to be an entrepreneur by choice,” Ms Burston said.
“This book is aimed at future change makers and entrepreneurs to give them the inspiration, skills and resources to create a job, rather than get a job.”
Ms Burston hopes the book will reach every school in Australia, as well as see a copy on every library, every corporate bookshelf - to reach every woman, inspiring them with the mantra: ‘If she can, I can’.
“We want to inspire women,” she said.
“We want to give current entrepreneurs a voice.
“We want to allow them to tell their story and share it with our global community, so that a few years from now, when you ask a young girl what she wants to be when she grows up, it’s not so surprising when she says she wants to own her own business or even change the world.”
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