Lynn Sherr’s newest book is SWIM: Why We Love the Water. She is now working on the authorized biography of astronaut Sally Ride.

Space Pioneer

America’s first female astronaut carried the dreams of her earthbound sisters into space and broke every rule she could, yet remained a team player, says Lynn Sherr.

In her new book, Swim: Why We Love the Water, Lynn Sherr reports that the benefits of regular swimming extend even to your mental health.

America's first female VP candidate on a major party ticket died today at 75. Lynn Sherr, who traveled with Ferraro on her groundbreaking 1984 campaign, recalls the congresswoman's electrifying debut, the way she inspired women all over the country—and how she handled her loss with grace.

Edna Adan Ismail had wanted to build a hospital since she was 11 years old. Today, her facility in Hargeisa saves women's lives every day--and has reduced the maternal mortality rate by one-fourth.

Zainab Salbi, who’s presenting a program at The Daily Beast’s Women in the World summit, has helped thousands of war survivors through Women for Women International. She shares her key to female empowerment with Lynn Sherr—and explains why the movement is gaining so much momentum now.

Lynn Sherr talks to Leymah Gbowee—a speaker at The Daily Beast's Women in the World Summit—about her remarkable strategy for achieving peace and equality by, among other things, encouraging wives to hold out on their husbands.

Vivian Schiller, who killed The New York Times’ last attempt to charge for content, tells Lynn Sherr why she now supports the new model—and why innovators like Jeff Zucker at NBC should be encouraged.

Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca fights human slavery for a living. He talked to The Daily Beast's Lynn Sherr about the explosion in human trafficking and the shocking black market of coerced work.