The #WonderWomen you need to read about
this International Women’s Day

Inspired by International Women’s Day on March 8th we’re having our own week-long celebration of  extraordinary female achievement from 2nd – 8th March.

From Malala Yousafzai to Jennifer Worth, to Antonia Fraser and Vera Brittain, we will be showcasing women who have achieved truly amazing things and shown remarkable courage and resilience.

To get things started here’s our pick of the #wonderwomen you need to read about this International Women’s Day.

We’d love to hear your suggestions too. Get in touch on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #wonderwomen.

1. Malala Yousafzai 

YouTube: An Interview with Malala: the importance of girls’ education

YouTube: Malala’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech

YouTube: Malala Yousafzai addresses United Nations Youth Assembly

Start reading: I Am Malala, and enter to win a copy

Pinterest: Find Malala’s inspirational quotes

Win: the chance to go to an exclusive event with Malala and Waterstones

2. Vera Brittain

Blog: Read Kate Mosse’s piece on the enduring appeal of Vera Brittain’s autobiogrpahy

Watch the trailer: for the new movie adaptation of Testament of Youth

Win: a copy of Testament of Youth

Start reading :Testament of Youth

YouTube: Watch Shirley Williams, daughter of Vera, at the Stratford Literary Festival

Instagram: See Vera as she was

3. Emer O’Toole

Blog: What does International Women’s Day mean to Emer O’Toole?

YouTube: Watch Emer at the Women of the World festival talking all things body hair

Start reading Girls Will be Girls

Win: a copy of Girls Will be Girls

4. Jennifer Worth

One Book Lane: Miranda Hart’s tribute to Jennifer Worth’s  Call The Midwife

Soundcloud: Listen to an audio extract of Call the Midwife

Goodreads: Win a copy of Call the Midwife in our giveaway

Orion: Start reading Call the Midwife

YouTube: Watch an interview with Jennifer Worth

5. Hilda & Cathryn Kemp

One Book Lane: Cathryn Kemp  discusses writing her courageous grandmother’s memoir.

Facebook: Like Hilda’s page on Facebook

Goodreads: Start reading We Ain’t Go No Drink, Pa and enter to win a copy

Amazon: Get the first chunk of We Ain’t Got No Drink, Pa free on your e-reader

6. Mona Eltahawy

Why Do They Hate Us?: Read the stirring article that first brought Mona to our attention

YouTube: Watch Mona being interviewed by Tara Moss at the All About Women Festival

YouTube: Mona on Egypt, the Arab World and the War on Women

7. Ramita Navai

YouTube: Ramita explains the real Iran

Goodreads: Win a copy of City of Lies

Orion Website: Read Farideh’s story from City of Lies

Soundcloud: Listen to an extract from City of Lies

8. Antonia Fraser

Goodreads: Win a copy of My History

Orion: Start reading Antonia’s fascinating biography My History

YouTube: Watch Lady Antonia Fraser in conversation with A.N. Wilson

9. Jane Dolby 

YouTube: Watch The Fishwives Choir in action

Facebook: Like The Fishwives choir

10. Dorothea Crewdson

YouTube: Watch the trailer for Dorothea’s War – the diaries of a First World War nurse

Goodreads: Enter the giveaway to win a copy of Dorothea’s War

Orion: Start reading Dorothea’s War

11. Mary Morris

Soundcloud: Listen to an extract from A Very Private Diary

Goodreads: Win a copy of Mary Morris’ fascinating book A Very Private Diary

Orion: Start reading A Very Private Diary