By Inez Tuck

Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole are recognized for their heroism in the Crimean War. Little is known about how these ordinary girls from very different cultural and economic backgrounds became extraordinary women leaders. The book describes the significance and intersection of race, class, and gender as necessary contributors to their development and recognition as nursing leaders. The stories are timeless, universal, and inspirational for aspiring and emerging leaders and for fostering inclusivity in professions.