Sunday 8 March is International Women’s Day. On this day, people everywhere celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.
This year the theme is #EachForEqual.
The IWD 2020 campaign theme is drawn from a notion of ‘Collective Individualism.’
We are all parts of a whole. Our individual actions, conversations, behaviours and mindsets can have an impact on our larger society.
Collectively, we can make change happen. Collectively, we can each help to create a gender equal world.
We can all choose to be #EachforEqual.Taken from the IWD webpage
What better way to celebrate inspiring women everywhere than by picking up a book written by or about inspiring women! Check out my below categories and recommended reads for International Women’s Day.
Crack open an auto-biography written about and by an inspiring woman! I made the decision to use ‘auto-biographies’ as these are examples of women telling their own stories – using their own voices.
- Becoming by Michelle Obama – “In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era.”
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou – “Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope and joy, achievement and celebration.”
- Women, Equality, Power by Helen Clark – while not technically an autobiography, this book contains powerful speeches made by the ex New Zealand Prime Minster.
- Yes Please by Amy Poehler – “Yes Please offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious.”