International Women’s Day – Celebrating Women in Print

8 March 2018

International Women’s Day is celebrated each year on 8th March in recognition of the achievements of women worldwide. The day has been in existence since the early 1900s and brings together governments, women’s organisations, corporations and charities.

The theme this year is #PressforProgress which calls for a move to press forward in gaining gender equality by motivating colleagues and communities to act and think in terms of gender inclusion.

Publishers, retailers and libraries will also get involved with a host of activities, many of which will be highlighting female authors and books about trail blazing women who were active in paving the way for generations of females to come. With that in mind we have selected some books from Calibre’s Audio Library which showcase some of these women:

A Woman’s Work by Harriet Harman       012281

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem    011123

First Lady: The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill by Sonia Purnell    011062

Lady Constance Lytton: Aristocrat, Suffragette, Martyr by Lyndsey Jenkins     010967

Sophia, Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary by Anita Anand     010968

Momentum by Mo Mowlam      006249

Betty Boothroyd: The Autobiography by Betty Boothroyd       007820

Climbing the Bookshelves by Shirley Williams     010447

Coming Up Trumps: A Memoir by Jean Trumpington   010103

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai    010168

Goodnight Stories For Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo      Coming Soon