We Recommend – Celebrate the Female Future

Celebrate Women’s History Month by exploring these writers’ ideas for the female future.

Believe Me

Believe Me outlines how trusting women is the critical foundation for future progress. Contributors ask and answer the crucial question: What would happen if we didn’t just believe women, but acted as though they matter? Believe Me is an essential roadmap for the #MeToo era and beyond.

Flight Like a Mother

Watts shines a light on the unique power of women–starting with what they have, leading with their maternal strengths, and doubling down instead of backing down. Watts explains how to go from amateur activist to having a real impact in your community and beyond. Fight Like a Mother will inspire everyone to get to work transforming hearts and minds, and passing laws that save lives.

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics

A sweeping view of American history from the vantage points of four women who have lived and worked behind the scenes in politics for over thirty years. For Colored Girls Who Consider Politics is filled with personal stories that bring to life heroic figures we all know and introduce us to some of those who’ve worked behind the scenes but are still hidden. Whatever their perch, the Colored Girls are always focused on the larger goal of “hurrying history” so that every American can have a seat at the table.

The Genius of Women

Surveys show that when anyone, male or female, is asked to name a genius, the answers are predictable – Albert Einstein. Leonardo Da Vinci. Steve Jobs. But when the same group of people are asked to name a female genius, they can only come up with ONE name: Marie Curie. Bestselling author Janice Kaplan sets out to find out why. Through interviews with neuroscientists, psychologists, and yes, a large number of actual female geniuses, she proves that genius isn’t just about talent – it’s about having that talent recognised.

The Guilty Feminist

In The Guilty Feminist, Deborah Frances-White reassures us that we don’t have to be perfect to be a force for meaningful change. Exploring big issues of identity, equality, intersectionality, and the current feminist agenda, she explodes the myth of the model activist and offers a realistic path toward changing the world.

The Moment of Lift

In this moving and compelling book, Melina Gates shares lessons she’s learned from the inspiring people she’s met during her work and travels around the world. Her unforgettable narrative is backed by startling data as she presents the issues that most need our attention–from child marriage to lack of access to contraceptives to gender inequity in the workplace.


Represent covers it all, from the nuts and bolts of where to run, fundraising, and filing deadlines, to issues like balancing family and campaigning, managing social media and how running for office can work in your real life.

See Jane Win

In See Jane Win, journalist Caitlin Moscatello further documents this pivotal time in women’s history. Closely following four candidates throughout the entire process, from the decision to run through Election Day, See Jane Win takes readers inside their exciting, winning campaigns and the sometimes thrilling, sometimes brutal realities of running for office while female.