What do Oprah Winfrey, Tina Turner, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Barbara Walters and Rosie O’Donnell all have in common? They all faced barriers to becoming successful but they went around them, over them or through them to achieve their goals. They started from humble beginnings and became icons. Venus Rising is a collection of biographies of women we know today as leaders in their field. It strips away the money and the fame to show the ordinary women – and girls – they were. If racism, poverty, bias and abuse didn’t stop them, what’s stopping you?