GB Recommends: Women’s Equality Day Edition

Happy Women’s Equality Day! We’re seeing it as a time to appreciate how far we’ve come, while acknowledging the road ahead. We’ve got a collection podcasts, books, websites, and more, for women, by women, to get you in the mood to both celebrate and keep fighting the good fight.

  • The Women’s List – Documentary
    Available via Netflix, this documentary highlights 15 women, all trailblazers in their fields. These powerful women discuss their challenges and victories in vulnerable, heartfelt, and inspiring ways. We recommend this documentary for an uplifting look at women who have broken boundaries.
  • The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown – TedTalk
    Brene Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston, studies courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. Her talk on vulnerability is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world.
  • The Biz Chix  Podcast
    This podcast has a focus on female entrepreneurs, specializing on tech & start up, and elevates women’s voices to talk about their areas of expertise but also relevant business advice on what’s happening right now.
  • We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Book
    NYTimes Best Seller, this personal essay gives a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century , one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Goodreads readers give this 4.5 stars on almost 60k reviews!
  • Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls – Website
    Started by Amy Poehler, this site is targeted towards young women, but we recommend it to share with the young women in your life, like daughters, nieces, mentees or whomever you connect with. This website has resources on taking action, articles on issues faces women and girls today, and profiles of women they admire.
  • The Association of Junior League – Organization
    The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
    This past year Gwynnie Bee provided $25,000 in grants to seven chapters who were working broadly in the space of women’s empowerment through positive body image.
  • Everyday Feminism – Website
    For education on intersectional topics that cross feminism, race, body image and more, Everyday Feminism has articles and think pieces on any topic you might want to learn more about.
  • National Organization for Women – Organization
    This organization’s 6 core missions include: reproductive rights, ending violence against women, economic justice, LGBTQ rights, racial justice and the Constitutional Equality Amendment. You can get involved by volunteering or donating.
  • Malala is on Twitter!
    For your daily dose of women’s empowerment, follow our favorite young messenger of peace.

These are merely a few of the great women’s empowerment resources out in the world. What media are you engaging in this holiday? Comment below to give your recommendations for documentaries, podcasts, organizations and more!