The Pearls: Women Who Radiate Success Series is a tribute to my mother, Marguerite June Dawson. She was a remarkable woman who inspired the premise for my book series, by saluting other amazing women who shared her same qualities of courage, character and determination. Those qualities made me the man I am today: a successful businessman, a happily married man and a die-hard rock 'n' roll musician.
Each chapter is dedicated to showcase an amazing trailblazer. A window into discovery of each woman's personal true stories. Journeys that are meant to encourage and uplift the reader. Of course this isn't always easy, and it wouldn't be possible if not for the bravery of the women willing to go there. They reveal the good and the not so good, the obstacles and the triumphs. Often pain is a common thread, but like the nature of the Pearl, the true grit produces the most beautiful, radiant priceless Pearls.
To find the Pearls here, we take the deep dive and it will not disappoint! Chapter after chapter is filled with the most unique and special Pearls. No two alike, each different in their narratives and outcomes. However, all share priceless value and wisdom beyond measure. Readers will forever be changed by these fascinating women. They are the teachers, business leaders, and the change makers.
With each book, I celebrate my mother, who died just four hours short of her 60th birthday in 1987 (four years after her retirement from Chrysler). "Pearls: Women Who Radiate Success" tells the stories of remarkable women who have lived interesting lives, who rose to the top of their professions, and who are changing the world for the better. I chose each candidate carefully. They didn't have to be wealthy or famous necessarily, but wisdom, experience and the desire to make a positive impact on the lives of women, but not limited to just women. I encourage men to take a journey with these women as well. There is much to be gleaned and they too can find those precious pearls of wisdom. Like me, I'm sure they will find a better appreciation for all the women in your life.
These women leaders, doctors, nurses, directors, innovators, founders, business owners, government dignitaries were selfless to share their stories. I'm grateful and honored to know them as colleagues and new acquaintances, moreover, to share their life stories. Most of them live and work in the State of Delaware or in the nearby State of Pennsylvania.