International Women’s day (IWD) 8th March 2020

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International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.  The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality, having occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911, supported by over a million people.

IWD now belongs to all groups collectively everywhere.  IWD is not country, group or organisation specific.

All of this of course does not mean women should start looking and dressing like men, or thinking like men.  Far from it.  Women should be proud of their own gender, with many unique gifts making-up for any differences, such as multi-tasking.  Try having a conversation with a man while he’s making a cup of tea ... one activity won’t happen.  Appropriately ... here at we have selected mostly serious books ... but finished with a humorous book to help you celebrate IWD ...


#6 Women and Empowerment

Empowerment is one of the major goals of feminist politics. Women and Empowerment is an exploration of the issues involved as women struggle to achieve control over their own lives and to influence the world around them.

Using examples from many different countries, and an analysis that goes beyond politics to include women's participation in economic development, Marilee Karl describes the limited progress that they have already made. She emphasises the strategies that women have used so far, and argues that the key to progress rests on the further organization and mobilization of women themselves.


#5 Trailblazers: Twenty Great Western Women

From Sacagawea to Dorothea Lange to Sandra Day O'Connor, these twenty remarkable women followed their dreams, challenged convention, and created new opportunities for American Women yesterday and today.

Organized chronologically from 1805 to the present, this inspirational book includes women from a variety of racial, religious, professional, and call background.


#4 Votes For Women!: The Pioneers and Heroines of Female Suffrage

Published as part of 2018’s centenary celebrations of women achieving the right to vote, this is the perfect introduction to the female pioneers who spearheaded the women’s movement and the fight for women’s suffrage. 

“You have to make more noise than anybody else, you have to make yourself more obtrusive than anybody else, you have to fill all the papers more than anybody else, in fact you have to be there all the time and see that they do not snow you under.” - Emmeline Pankhurst, suffragette leader

Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Millicent Fawcett, Emmeline Pankhurst, Constance Markievicz, Nancy Astor: game-changers, movement leaders, political pioneers. Women who changed the course of British history.

They terrorised the establishment.

They fought for the vote.

They pushed back boundaries and revolutionised our world.


#3 Coco Chanel: A Biography

Coco Chanel's genius for fashion may have been distilled in simplicity, but her life was an extravaganza. A brilliant array of luminaries fell under her spell - Picasso, Churchill, Cocteau; lovers included the Grand Duke Dmitri; the English roue, Boy Capel; a French poet; and, a German spy and the Duke of Westminster, who offered to leave his wife for her permanently, if she would only bear him an heir. Paradoxically, though she might have been regarded in some lights as a pioneering feminist - sacrificing marriage to a revolutionary career in couture - Chanel was utterly baffled by the idea of women's politics.

Educated women? 'A woman's education consists of two lessons: never leave the house without stockings, never go out without a hat'. Chanel's rise from penniless orphan to millionaire designer - 'inventing' sportswear, the little black dress and number 5 - makes compelling reading, not least because she was inclined to design her own life as deftly as she did her fashions. Axel Madsen negotiates Chanel's smoke screens with skill, bringing this tantalizing woman to life in all her alluring complexity.


#2 Unleash Your Inner Goddess!

Every woman has within her, an Inner Goddess... but life, love, FEAR - all get in the way. Are you a woman who knows that you are somehow not quite fulfilling your true potential?

Do you wish you had the knowledge of how to silence that internal chitter chatter that is constantly holding you back? It's time to tear off the chains that shackle you, and take the power back! Imagine how fabulous life will be when you realise that Victim is a role that we choose to play. So just as we choose to play it, we can also choose not to.

In three fabulous and flirty sections, this book covers all angles, from dropping your baggage at the door, ridding yourself of the Victim, Unleashing your Inner Goddess - and looking at how you can maintain the results that are implimented in the 21 day programme, so that you can live your life as a Vixen in tune with her Inner Goddess....

Unleash your Inner Goddess! From Victim to Vixen in 21 days and beyond! It takes 21 days to make or break a habit, so in the time that we spend on an average holiday, this summer, why not invest in self transformation, and set yourself free? Life's too short for the bla bla bla, so give yourself permission to dare to walk the path that you desire! It's time for something different, that is why you're here - it's time to Unleash your Inner Goddess!

Angela is a certified Hypnotherapist and works in Empowering women - an eclectic blend of NLP, Hypnosis, old school phiilosophy and modern day wisdom.


#1 How to Make Your Man Behave in 21 Days

One of the funniest and most astutely observed works on the sexes since James Thurber, How to Make Your Man Behave in 21 Days or Less Using the Secrets of Professional Dog Trainers (over 207,000 copies in print) turns the often-expressed axiom "Men are dogs" into a howling little handbook on men for contemporary women.

Doggie Dos and Don'ts: "Gentle strokes and playful petting techniques are positive motivational techniques for rewarding good behavior." And Flight and Chase Behavior: "If your dog is running away from you, the worst thing to do is chase after him . . . remain calm, act like you're having loads of fun without him, and soon he'll be trotting eagerly back." Doggie Dogmas: "Dogs like to eat out of your plate." "It's pointless to compete for the attention of a dog caught up in a ball game." And a quick primer on personality and temperament, from The Sporting Dog (requires daily exercise, gets bored easily, needs lots of attention) to The Hound (instinctually driven to chase and catch nearly anything that moves).

With its tongue-in-cheek humor and illustrations that evoke an old Esquire magazine, How to Make Your Man Behave in 21 Days or Less assures that control will be yours forever, as behavioral problems vanish within twenty-one days. It's guaranteed.

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