In March, we celebrate the strength of women all over the world. Get inspired by women who overcame obstacles and challenged gender bias to make a difference in the world, or learn how to empower the women in your life with these books!
What feeds the soul of feminists—and all women—today? To be safe, to be valued, to live in peace, to have our own resources, to be connected, to have control over our bodies and lives, and above all, to be loved. On all these fronts, there is much work yet to be done. In this book, Isabel Allende hopes to light the torches of our daughters and granddaughters with hers—so they can continue to live for us, as we lived for our mothers, and carry on with the work still left to be finished. ... more ... less+ Reading List
Our favourite memoir from one of the most inspiring women in the world is now in paperback! Featuring a new introduction by Michelle Obama, a letter from the author to her younger self, and a book club guide with 20 discussion questions and a 5-question Q&A, the intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States is a deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same. ... more ... less+ Reading List
Fans of Michelle Obama's Becoming will be happy to know that their children can now read it too! Adapted for younger readers, with new photographs and a new introduction from Michelle Obama herself, this memoir tells a very personal, and completely inspiring, story of how, through hard work and determination, the girl from the South Side of Chicago built an extraordinary life. It is a book to make us think: who are we, and what do we want to become? ... more ... less+ Reading List
Unfinished is Priyanka Chopra Jonas's first-ever memoir—a glimpse into what it takes to succeed in the massive Indian film industry, and an honest account of the challenges she faced navigating her career, both in India and Hollywood. Written by a world-famous actress, singer, film producer, UNICEF ambassador, and women's rights activist, this memoir will empower a new generation of young women. ... more ... less+ Reading List
Jacinda Ardern is the fortieth prime minister of New Zealand and the epitome of a modern leader. She is a politician, a feminist, and a champion for social equality—all at once. Ardern became the only second prime minister in the world to have given birth while in office, and her deft and decisive policy actions have helped to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the country. Be inspired by this interview with the empowering woman, and start writing your own story! ... more ... less+ Reading List
The Beauty of Living Twice is a celebration of women’s strength and resilience, a reckoning, and a call to activism. In this book, Sharon Stone chronicles her efforts to rebuild her life and writes about her slow road back to wholeness and health. In a business that doesn’t accept failure, in a world where too many voices are silenced, she found the power to return, the courage to speak up, and the will to make a difference in the lives of women and children around the globe. If there is one thing we need to be reminded of, it is this: It’s never too late to raise your voice and speak out. ... more ... less+ Reading List
There is a voice of longing inside each woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good partners, daughters, mothers, employees, and friends. We hope all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. Untamed is the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honor our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts so that we become women who can finally look at ourselves and say: There She Is. ... more ... less+ Reading List
The female bond is beautiful, strong, and absolutely uplifting. Do you know that who you are today is shaped by your friends? And what happens if you fall in love with your best friend? From contemporary questions about the authenticity of online friendship to universal talking points such as how many friends we really need, this is a wise exploration—and joyous celebration—of the most essential relationship in our lives: friendship. ... more ... less+ Reading List
If you have ever suspected that everyone else has life figured out and you don't have a clue, then you could benefit from the unflinching faith and rock-hard tenacity Rachel Hollis has in store for you. In this challenging but conversational book, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt, all to convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be. ... more ... less+ Reading List
Who says ladies can't climb ladders? This book honours the lives of pioneering women forging careers in the fields of medicine, law, academia, architecture, engineering, and the church, after Britain's Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act of 1919 was passed. In her startling study into the public and private worlds of these unsung heroines, Jane Robinson sheds light on their shared vision, sacrifice, and spirited perseverance that began a process we have yet to finish. Their experiences raise this question: Is it possible for women to have it all? ... more ... less+ Reading List
Celebrate the lives and achievements of twenty-one extraordinary women in the story of Islam. There was Khadija, the first female believer in Islam; Arwa of Yemen, the female Muslim ruler who reigned alone for five decades; Mukhlisa Bubi, the first Muslim woman judge in modern history in nineteenth-century Russia; and Noor Inayat Khan, the only female British spy left in the undercover radio operation in Paris after the Gestapo took down a Resistance network in Paris. These women rose to the occasion and made a difference, from the formative days of the religion to the present. ... more ... less+ Reading List
This book brings together the voices of British women who fought for equal rights and representation—from aristocrats and actresses to mill workers and trade unionists. These speeches, pamphlets, letters, and articles form an inspiring testament to the power of the movement for gender equality.
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