The Grit Factor Courage, Resilience, and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the World

Author: Shannon Polson

At age nineteen, Shannon Huffman Polson became the youngest woman ever to climb Denali. She went on to reach the summits of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Kilimanjaro and spent more than a decade traveling the world. Yet it was during her experience serving as one of the Army's first female attack helicopter pilots that she learned the lessons of leadership that forever changed her life.

With insights from her own crucibles of experience – and from other women – The Grit Factor is both inspiring and pragmatic, a book that will energize and enlighten current and aspiring leaders everywhere.