4 Books by Women We Admire

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In March of every year, we celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. In honor of the brilliant and inspiring female authors who uplift their fellow women with their writing, we’re compiling a short list of books from some of the world’s most admired women authors.

4 Phenomenal Books Written by Women Writers

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg 

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead talks about gender inequality in the workplace and women’s tendency to settle for support or non-leadership roles. The book also outlines proven ways for women to “sit at the table” instead of watching from the sidelines. 

Recommended for women aspiring to enhance their leadership, analytic, and critical thinking skills.

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Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky 

Authored by illustrator and New York Times bestselling author Rachel Ignotofsky, Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World is an illustrated book highlighting the contributions of 50 remarkable women in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, paving the way for the next generation of women scientists, engineers, doctors, mathematicians, and more. 

A book that’s high on our list of books by women for women, it can be enjoyed by both adults and children and is recommended for women who want to make their mark in STEM.

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Off the Sidelines by Kirsten Gillibrand 

Written by Kirsten Gillibrand, a United States senator from New York, Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World is a captivating memoir that talks about Gillibrand’s childhood in a politically active New York family, her time in Congress as a young, pregnant woman, the joys and travails of a working mother, and her support system made up of her husband, children, and girlfriends. 

One of our top books for women, Off the Sidelines is recommended for women looking to step up no matter their role in society.

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The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel 

Another book by female writers worth reading is Dava Sobel’s The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars. It recounts the true story of “human computers,” a brilliant team of women employed as calculators, to analyze the telescopic observations of their male counterparts. During that time (over a century ago), every science branch imaginable was dominated by men, including astronomy. 

Highly recommended for women in science.

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There are a ton of other books authored by both not-so-famous and famous female writers. As an accredited higher education institution committed to providing quality instruction and training to current and would-be women leaders, we hope that the list above helps you more appreciate how critical women’s role in society is.