MOMENT OF LIFT:
HOW EMPOWERING WOMEN CHANGES THE WORLD
Author: MELINDA GATES
Philanthropist and entrepreneur Melinda Gates has spent decades working with women all over the world, from victims of child marriage to girls fighting for education and mothers seeking access to contraceptives. In her first book, Gates reflects on her journey through the illuminating stories of the inspiring women she’s met. Equipped with hard data and real world tales, she discovers that the key to making a positive difference in communities around the world lies in the inclusion, equity and empowerment of women.
EXPOSING DATA BIAS IN A WORLD DESIGNED FOR MEN
Author: CAROLINE CRIADO PEREZ
From public transport routes to piano keys and the size of our jeans pockets, the world we live in has been designed without women in mind. Systems, technological innovations, even clothing, have been historically designed by men, for men, and in doing so exclude half the world’s population. In a groundbreaking book, Caroline Criado Perez talks about the gender data gap that’s at the root of systemic discrimination against women, and which has an invisible yet wide-reaching effect on women’s lives.
THE AUTHORITY GAP: WHY WOMEN ARE STILL TAKEN LESS SERIOUSLY THAN MEN AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT
Author: MARY ANN SIEGHART
You’ll be aware of the gender pay gap, which still prevails in many companies and industries across the world, but are you familiar with the authority gap? Mary Ann Sieghart has drawn on data and academic studies to uncover how women are belittled, undermined, questioned, mocked and talked over in personal and professional spaces. Much of the behaviour is informed by unconscious bias, with both men and women bearing the guilt. Through interviews with leading women such as Hillary Clinton and Julia Gillard, she asks questions about deep rooted social conditioning and discrimination that have held women back, and sets out changes that are needed at individual, organisational and legislative levels to eradicate bias. A must-read for anyone interested in understanding more about gender bias and working toward a more equitable world.