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This book is a powerful testimony to the lives of thousands of brave women who overcame all forms of abuse and built better futures for themselves and their children.

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It Takes a Woman to Empower Women
by Johanna
 Crawford

About the Book

In her book, author Johanna Crawford shares her 12 years of extraordinary, hands-on experience in supporting women and provides the reader with a pragmatic and compassionate perspective on the steps needed to effectively go from surviving to thriving.


Many authors deal with the emotional aspects of abuse, but few present a roadmap for women to regain their financial self-sufficiency to change their lives and those of their families. Through an interactive, collaborative approach, It Takes a Woman offers space and methods for readers to explore their dreams and define specific, actionable steps and goals to regain power over their lives.

About The Author

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Over her lifetime, Jo Crawford has dedicated herself to over 50 years of community service in a wide variety of areas. But none is more recognizable and as impactful as her time as Founder & Executive Director of Web of Benefit, a nonprofit that empowered survivors of domestic violence.

Jo Crawford

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Jo and It Takes a Woman to Empower Women was featured on The Author's Show's podcast! Listen to the podcast by clicking the button below or searching for it on your favorite streaming site.

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What Readers Are Saying About 
It Takes a Woman to Empower Women

Jo takes the reader through stories of women who have overcome huge obstacles. She details and repeats all the positive actions and thoughts that a survivor requires to make incremental changes that can make it from surviving to thriving.

Powerful, inspirational, eye opening and applicable! This book provides a roadmap along with authentic, evidential examples of women who were able to set themselves free from domestic violence, with the support of an amazing woman and (Jo's) impactful organization.

- RCA

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