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Uplifting, inspirational stories of incredible women.

Be inspired by the movers, the shakers and the quiet achievers. And discover funny, moving, truthful, rousing, tragic and challenging insights into what it means to be a woman today. Here are some books that celebrate women, young and old, as powerful instigators, influencers and agents of positive change.

  • Media star Jamila Rizvi’s exploration of the confidence deficit holding women back, the barriers to career success this can create, and how they might be overcome. Accessible and timely, this is essential reading for millennial women.

  • Inspiring, practical, generous and optimistic, one of our finest communicators and most successful businesswomen shares what she’s learned about leadership, the culture of the workplace and the vital importance of living a whole life.

  • A provocative and inspiring work on overcoming the obstacles facing women on the path to leadership

  • A powerful and moving memoir about healing, healthy food and hope by Australia's leading rural writer and environmental entrepreneur.

  • Forget about the glass ceiling – let’s change the system altogether by redefining the very meaning of success at work and in our personal lives

  • Including new chapters. Frank, fearless, funny, articulate and inspiring, Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a dynamo, a young Muslim dynamo offering a bracing breath of fresh air – and hope.

  • It’s been five years since Turia Pitt made headlines for having barely survived her ordeal in the desert. And in that time, she has become one of the most inspirational women in Australia.

  • Why women need wives, and men need lives

  • The incredible first book from YouTube sensation and all-round superwoman, Lilly Singh.

  • Featuring new material. 'I was prime minister for three years and three days.Three years and three days of resilience.Three years and three days of changing the nation.Three years and three days for you to judge.'

  • A new way of looking at feminism from one of our funniest writers

  • The great leader of the women’s suffrage movement tells the story of her fight for equality

  • Discover history's most remarkable women.

  • Mindy Kaling's New York Times bestselling comic memoir – on family, weight struggles, bullying, friendships, men and starring in E4's The Mindy Project – will appeal to her growing UK fan base.

  • Now in one volume, both parts of Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi's brilliant memoir-in-comic-strips about growing up in Iran during and after the Islamic revolution.

  • 100 tales of extraordinary women - the most highly supported original book ever in the history of crowdfunding.

  • From flying with critically wounded Australian soldiers out of turbulent war zones, to being held at gunpoint, the compassion, courage and grace under fire in Our Vietnam Nurses will inspire and astound.

  • The Girl Who Climbed Everest is the inspiring story of Alyssa Azar, an ordinary girl from country Queensland who worked to ascend the world’s highest peak – the youngest Australian ever to have achieved this extraordinary feat.

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