This revised and expanded edition recognizes the number of women who have reached the forefront of every profession. Significant women can be found from around the world and from all spheres of endeavour, including politics, diplomacy, government, finance, business, academia, science and research, literature, the media, fashion, film, art, music, photography, medicine, law and sport. The merits and achievements of established figures are highlighted, as well as the careers of those women who have recently come to prominence in their particular chosen field. There is a biographical A-Z (entrants are listed alphabetically be surname). Each entry contains the following information: name, titles, academic degrees and professional qualifications; nationality; profession; date and place of birth; personal details; education; career history and present position; honours, awards and prizes; major publications, films, plays and recordings; leisure interests; and address, telephone, telex, fax and e-mail addresses. An extensive index lists entrants by profession.
A general index features category headings which include: broadcasting and journalism; art; business and banking; academic, science and research; film and theatre; diplomacy; law; medicine; music; civil and public service; politics and government; writers; religion; sport and leisure; national and international organizations; fashion; museums; libraries and art galleries.