Celebrating International Women’s Day!

By Maeve Ward
In Headlines
Mar 7th, 2018

Today is International Women’s Day and all around the world people are celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. 2018 has brought us so many fantastic and compelling books, about inspiring women and also written by inspiring women, not only in Ireland but also around the world.

From Rose McGowan’s honest, raw and trailblazing memoir about the years of abuse she endured as a Hollywood actress, through to Siobhan Parkinson’s celebration of inspirational Irish women who helped change the course of history, here’s a compelling selection of empowering reads about transformative and powerful women.

Brave by Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan was one of the first actresses brave enough to speak candidly about the years of abuse she suffered at the hands of Harvey Weinstein and other powerful figures in the acting industry. Her incredible memoir offers a brave, frank and damning account of the darker side of Hollywood. A must read.


Rocking the System by Siobhan Parkinson

A brilliant selection of twenty essays celebrating remarkable Irish women and their incredible achievements, written by the award-winning first  Laureate na nÓg Siobhan Parkinson. Inspirational reading for women of all ages!


A Good Time to Be A Girl by Helena Morrissey

Aged 51, Helena Morrissey is one of the most successful women in the City of London and mother to nine children. She has also founded the 30% club to ensure that at least 30% of FTSE directors are women. This is her own passionate and personal manifesto for change, which argues that we need to modernise our working practices if we’re to achieve a better gender balance in the workplace.


Rise Up Woman by Diane Atkinson

Marking the centenary of female suffrage, Rise Up, Women!: The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes by Diane Atkinson charts women’s fight for the vote through the lives of those who took part.



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