Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $24) by Melanne Verveer and Kim K. Azzarelli looks at the lives of 70 women around the world who have achieved power in their respective fields while staying true to the purpose of their work. Verveer, the first ever Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues at the State Department—appointed by President Obama—and Azzarelli, a top executive at Avon, together have experience in politics, diplomacy, business, advocacy, and philanthropy and are both celebrated champions of women’s rights. Their book explores how women can leverage their growing economic power not only to succeed in their own fields but also to lead purposeful lives and change the world. Those profiled include famous women like Geena Davis and Diane von Furstenberg, as well as equally compelling if lesser known leaders like Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International, and Dr. Hawa Abdi, who has provided 100,000 people refuge from violence in Somalia.

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ISBN: 9780544527195
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 6th, 2015

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ISBN: 9780544811850
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Published: Mariner Books - September 13th, 2016

Spiritual Midwifery, by the famous pioneer of midwifery in the U.S., Ina May Gaskin, is one of the lesser known parenting guides. Though many may have heard of Gaskin's other famous works, such as Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, Spiritual Midwifery is another classic that promotes a rare and beautiful celebration of womanhood in the spirit of home birth in particular. This book especially touches on logistics and procedures that might not be considered in typical family planning, offering well-rounded support and resources for those expecting or for interested midwives, nurses, doulas and more.

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ISBN: 9781570671043
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Published: Book Publishing Company (TN) - January 1st, 2002

Adapted from her recent Ted Talk, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discusses her self-discovery as a Nigerian feminist and the stigma associated with the controversial topic. Faced with a unique form of gender discrimination having grown up in Nigeria, Chimamanda's lecture touches on the internalized sexism faced day-to-day, and the method in which it becomes ingrained in society. Her perspective and observations first-hand in how she is addressed, ignored, and disrespected offers much insight for those new to feminism, or unfamiliar with its intersectionality.

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ISBN: 9781101911761
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Published: Anchor - February 3rd, 2015