Book about Women Outliers Now Available in Light of Gender Gaps in Top Selling Book

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Publications, like and critiqued Gladwell's bestselling book, Outliers: A Story of Success, for the noticeable gaps in gender. Author, Dr. John Shufeldt releases a book about women outliers, Ingredients of Outliers: Women Game Changers is now available.

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There are simply not enough stories about successful women currently published...I interview (six women) about their professional and personal lives, how they got to where they are today, and what they would do differently...

Outliers Publishing announced the third book in the Outlier Series, Ingredients of Outliers: Women Game Changers is now available for sale on in eBook format. The eBook profiles accomplished women with diverse journeys and backgrounds whose bravery, innovation, charisma and perseverance paved the way for others, both men and women. The eBook comes just before women Women's History Month in March. The publication is also timely due to previous critiques from media outlets like and which noted significant gender gaps in Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: A Story of Success.

While Author Dr. John Shufeldt did not write the newly released publication in response to Gladwell's book, he is excited to highlight the much deserving women, and agrees that in history and even presently, many stories of successful women have yet to be told. "I enjoyed Gladwell's Outliers immensely, and was even inspired to run with the concept to help teach people the traits that are important to true success. There are simply not enough stories about successful women currently published, so after highlighting a myriad of incredible women in Ingredients of Outliers, I decided to focus more in depth on the subject and highlight six women to interview about their professional and personal lives, how they got to where they are today, and what they would do differently if they could give a younger person any advice."

The women in Ingredients of Outliers: Women Game Changers includes Jenny McClendon, PA-C, former star of the WEtv series, Raising Sextuplets and mother of nine who is working full-time as a PA and caring for her family; an Attorney-CPA and 2014 Arizona gubernatorial candidate, Christine Jones; the first woman to be Supreme Court Chief Justice in Iowa, Marsha Ternus; Jane Hamilton, the bestselling and award winning author of A Map of the World and The Book of Ruth, both Oprah’s Book Club selections; ophthalmologist, humanitarian, and physician-educator, Mildred M. G. Olivier; and, award winning environmental journalist and author, Sharon Guynup.

Each chapter in the book contains an interview of an exceptional woman, in an informal yet professional style that is intended to mimic a session between and mentor and their mentee. The chapters also contain an action guide from each professional featured, and a resources section that applies to their respective career.

Dr. John Shufeldt explains his passion for mentorship, “My only regret in life is that I didn’t have a mentor earlier. There are plenty of mistakes I could’ve avoided and a relationship with someone more seasoned in their career could’ve given me insight far beyond my years. The book is intended to act as a surrogate mentor, for someone like me, who could’ve benefited from someone else’s council.”

The book is $4.99 at and can be read on any device compatible with the complimentary Kindle eReader application.

In addition to the eBook’s full availability, short digital copies of each chapter, profiling each woman are available for purchase. The eBook chapters include an interview from each woman, along with action and resource guides for those aspiring to enter their related career field. The eBooks are available at

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About Author John Shufeldt:
As well as being a practicing physician and lawyer, Shufeldt is an experienced pilot and a business entrepreneur. He is the owner of telemedicine company,,, and among other health and non healthcare businesses. He teaches regularly at ASU to master’s level business and law students and is on the Phoenix SWAT team.

Go to for updates and to learn more about Ingredients of Outliers: Women Game Changers and the Outlier Series.

About the Outlier Series:
After the publication of Ingredients of Outliers, and Ingredients of Young Outliers, the third book in the Outlier Series, Ingredients of Outliers: Women Game Changers will be followed by at least 12 other books over the course of 2014-2015. The books are intended for students, college graduates and anyone interested in entering or furthering their career. The goal of the series is to offer books specific to sought-after career fields with insider information and recommended channels for pursuing that career from experts in each respective profession.

The career fields featured in the Outlier Series will include but are not limited to:
Medicine, Education, Writing & Journalism, Health, Sports, Entrepreneurism & Business, Music, Science, Arts & Entertainment, Technology, and Service to Mankind & Humanity.

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