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Divya Bilolikar


“Men, their right, and nothing more: women their rights, and nothing less.” — Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906). “Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962) “There will never be a new world order until women are a part of it.” — Alice Paul (1885 - 1977)


This is a story of a girl who did not give up on her dreams.


Janet loved to climb trees and go exploring with her two brothers. She loved them very much and they were her heros. She always went to her brothers for help.


One day, when Janet and her brothers were playing, she said ...


But her brothers shook their heads and said ...


Janet felt very sad and ran into her bedroom crying. She was very upset that her brothers had said that she could not do something. She felt miserable.


When Granny found Janet, she was still in her bedroom crying.


Granny walked over to Janet. She gently and lovingly patted Janet.


Janet never forgot Granny’s words. She could be like Granny - the first to do something new. Janet knew that no matter what others say, she should follow her dreams.


Famous women are role models for all girls. In this story, Janet becomes an astronaut even after her brothers say she can’t. Her gandmother comes to her rescue, encourages her and becomes Janet’s role model. Janet is a lucky girl to have a role model in her family. Janet is not discouraged when someone tells her that she cannot do something. She follows her dreams. This is how most famous women have succeeded. There are many girls in the world who are not lucky enough to have role models in their own family. The famous women of history and the successful women of today can be role models for all girls. Here are some role models from around the world. Biographies of fifty women who changed the world can be found at http://www.biographyonline.net/people/women-who-changed-world.html.


Valentina Tereshkova (1937 - ) - first woman in space

Dorothy Hodgkin (1910 - 1994) - studied the structure of biomolecules

Rosa Parks (1913 - 2005) - civil rights activist

Billie Jean King (1943 - ) - battled for equal pay for women athletes

Marie Curie(1867 - 1934) - first woman Nobel prize winner

Benazir Bhutto (1953 - 2007) - first woman prime minister of a Muslim country


Why I wrote this book. There are more women than men in the world. However, when decisions are made, they are made mostly by men. In the world today, only 3% of CEOs are women; of all the countries in the UN only10% heads of state are women; and only 20% of engineers are women. If more women can participate in all the different jobs, there will be more points of view and possibly new solutions to the world’s problems. In rich countries women can get an education, they can work freely and have the same civil rights as men. However, in other parts of the world, girls do not get a full education and some do not get an education at all. Often girls are not treated as equally as boys. When the girls grow up, they may or may not be allowed to work. In some countries women do not have the same civil rights as men. Nearly 70% of the people living in poverty are women! When I grow-up, I want to work in a place where women are equal members of the global society. I have written this book for all girls who dream of being a superstar.


Divya Bilolikar Divya Bilolikar loves to hear stories about her family from her grandmother. She dreams of becoming an interior designer and owning her own business. She was inspired to write this book when she found out that in many parts of the world girls are not given the same opportunities as boys.


Dreams Do Come True