Author Gives Away 500 Books to Celebrate U.S. Women's History Month Ignites Bodacious Inspiration Explosion in China, Singapore, Indonesia and Beyond

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Author Mary Foley had no idea that when she decided to celebrate Women’s History Month by giving away 500 copies of her award winning book “Bodacious! Woman: Outrageously in Charge of Your Life and Lovin’ It!” she would ignite a “Bodacious Inspiration Explosion” as far away as China, Singapore and Indonesia.

Author Mary Foley had no idea that when she decided to celebrate Women’s History Month by giving away 500 copies of her award winning book “Bodacious! Woman: Outrageously in Charge of Your Life and Lovin’ It!” she would ignite a “Bodacious Inspiration Explosion” as far away as China, Singapore and Indonesia.

“Women’s History Month in the United States is a great time to remember women who inspire us by their amazing contributions and acts of courage. That’s being bodacious! I simply wanted to celebrate by doing something I’ve never done before -- give away 500 copies of my book to inspire women” says Foley.

Foley announced her book give away on Thursday, March 9th through her webpage http://www.gobodacious.com/freebook. “Within ten minutes I gave away my first book,” continues Foley, “As I watched the requests come I almost couldn’t believe my eyes. There were orders from as far away as China, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, and Canada, as well as the United States. Women across the globe want to feel empowered and bodacious!” In just four days, 165 of the 500 books have been snatched up.

Foley’s book “Bodacious! Woman” received Honorable Mention as one of the Ten Outstanding Books of the Year in the 2005 that are part of the Independent Publisher “IPPY” Awards. In her book she shares how being bodacious -- bold, outstanding, courageous, and in charge of your life -- became a personal rallying cry during her 10 year ascent within AOL. Her story illustrates how being bodacious is a happier, more productive and satisfying way to live both personally and professionally. “Being a good girl isn’t good enough because it doesn’t equip us to manage, let alone thrive, on the constant change of today’s world,” says Foley.

A descendant of the Southern “Ya-Ya Sisterhood” tradition, connected globally by high-speed Internet, Foley gives women four easy ways to change their lives. She calls her formula the “Bodacious! Woman Mantra”: “Look within. Think strategically. Act bodaciously. And love every minute of it!” Foley is devoting her life and work to seeing her bodacious movement for women succeed.

“I want to start a Bodacious Inspiration Explosion among women everywhere! Just like the one that was started in me,” Foley states on her webpage http://www.gobodacious.com/freebook describing her free books offer. “Imagine thousands of women feeling great about themselves and more empowered! Imagine the positive impact on our families, communities, and at work! That’s the power of a Bodacious Inspiration Explosion! I think that would be pretty historic.”

Mary Foley is author of “Bodacious! Woman: Outrageously in Charge of Your Life and Lovin’ It!”, winner of an honorable mention as “One of the 10 Best Outstanding Books of the Year in 2005” by the Independent Publishers Association. During her decade long career at America Online where she started as an $8 an hour customer service rep and rose to the head of corporate training, Mary transformed from a good girl to a Bodacious Woman. Mary’s mission is to inspire millions of women to be bodacious in their lives, businesses, and careers through her company Bodacious! Ventures (http://www.gobodacious.com).

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