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    Sunday May 8, 2022 is Mother’s Day so why not surprise her with a good book?

    Today, more than ever, we need The Woman Code, an empowering book from acclaimed journalist and author Sophia A. Nelson that outlines 20 transformative insights to lift women up and help them lead meaningful and authentically successful lives.                                       

    20 Tenets to Help Women Lead Purposeful, Successful Lives Revealed in The Woman Code

    The pandemic forced everyone to pivot and re-prioritize, and for many women, that meant putting themselves last. Now, more than ever, women need to know their value, recognize their worth and fill their own cups first.

    “Women are the soul of what keeps the world going. We keep our families, our companies, our communities and our nations intact,” explains Sophia A. Nelson, acclaimed journalist and author of The Woman Code: 20 Powerful Keys to Unlock Your Life (April 2021, Health Communications).



    Named one of the most inspirational books by Woman’s Day in 2015-2017, this transformative book is updated with new insights about the profound economic and societal shifts that have changed our world since the pandemic. Nelson guides women through living out a powerful life Code that will lead them to purposeful, meaningful and authentically successful lives.


    Photo by Bethany Laird

    Every woman lives by a Code, whether she realizes it or not. It informs how she treats herself and others and how far she is willing to go in order to find success.

    Nelson calls on women to examine whether the Code they’re living by is truly helping them create the lives they desire. A senior columnist for USA Todayand a frequent commentator on CNN, Nelson reveals 20 powerful Codes including:

    • Know Your Value 
    • Be Resilient 
    • Choose Your Thoughts and Words Wisely
    • Lift Other Women as You Climb
    • Practice Love, Laughter, Loyalty

    With life quotes from philosophers and poets, mystics and her maternal grandmother, plus her experience as a Black woman rising through the ranks of a male-dominated news industry, The Woman Code is an essential tool of transformation for women to enjoy in reading groups, retreats and Bible study groups. It will help women honor themselves while navigating the demands of work, home, family and friendship no matter what their age or stage in life.


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    About the Author

    Sophia A. Nelson is an award-winning American author and journalist who appears regularly on CNN’s Inside Politics and Newsroom as a legal and political analyst. She is an adjunct professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia.

    Nelson covered former First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House from 2010–2012. The author appears frequently on CNN and has been a contributor to MSNBC, NBC, Fox News, the BBC, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer and the Today show. She writes for The Huffington Post Healthy Living and The Daily Beast. She has also contributed to USA Today, Essence, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post. She is the author of The Woman Code, Black Woman Redefined, and E Pluribus ONE.

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    The Woman Code: 20 Powerful Keys to Unlock Your Life

    Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

    ISBN-13: 978-0757323980  

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    Featured in: Woman’s Day 40 Best Inspirational Books for Women 



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