17 Inspirational women tell their stories. Inspirational stories about Kiwi sportswomen who are making it to the top in their chosen sports internationally and nationally - in traditional and non traditional sports. the book profiles 17 of NZ's top female sporting athletes, coaches and administrators, providing an in-depth view of their remarkable feats - what motivated them and assisted them, what obstacles they had to overcome. With key messages summarized at the end of each chapter and an analysis of common themes, strategies and behaviours. Some women are well known and some are emerging stars from the edgy new sports, like body sculpting, rugby, aerobics, Ironman and mountain biking. Women includes Bernice Mene, Yvette Corlett (nee Williams), Marina Erakovic, Melodie Robinson, Allison Roe, Valerie Villi, Emily Drumm, Susan Devoy, Nicky Coles and Juliette Haigh. this book should have a wide appeal with women of all ages interested in high achievement and women's sport in general, It is ideal for high schools and universities as well.