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Her Tool Box: Walton High senior releases first book

Atlanta, GA, November 4, 2020: Isha Uppalapati, a senior at Walton High School in East Cobb, just released her book, “Her Tool Box” at the Red Hare Brewing Co in Marietta, GA.

In her WABE 90.1 / NPR interview with Lois Reitzes, Isha shares her inspiration, drawn from her candid conversations with a host of female leaders. Says Isha: “During the summer when I was interviewing women leaders, the huge amount of what I learnt from them motivated me to share it with other girls. I thought it might also inspire them to connect with leaders from varied background & interests and find someone to mentor & guide them to success.

Since childhood Isha has shown interest in writing books for kids, sharing her inspiration of other women leaders including one on Indra Nooyi, CEO PepsiCo {not to publish but just honing her literary skills}. It was the motivation of sharing what she had learnt, with other girls desiring to break the static mold that made Isha compile her conversations with female leaders in her book.

Isha narrates the “tools” that girls can use to get ahead and achieve whatever it is that they desire. “Her Tool Box” includes documented conversations with: Freda Lyon, VP for Emergency Services at Wellstar Health System, Anne Russel Bazzel, VP investment management division at Goldman Sachs, Melissa Rhodes MD – pulmonary critical care doctor, Jana Kolarik, partner with Foley & Lardner LLP [law firm], Jill Rowley, limited partner & fund advisor at Stage 2 Capital (her past also includes time spent in management consulting, software sales, public speaking, growth advisory at Marketo, etc), Philippa Ellis, Asst. General Counsel at Home Depot and Shyroll Morris, VP Oncology & Gastroenterology at Wellstar; the largest healthcare system in Georgia.

At the launch, Isha was supported by friends and family in large numbers and with a lot of interest. Proceeds from her book sale will be given to her non-profit “A Girls Frontier” that Isha founded earlier to help develop entrepreneurial skills in young girls.

During these uncertain times of Covid-19 and education going on-line, Isha launched an iPad drive in support from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to deliver iPads to girls not having access to technology to attend school.

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