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President Obama’s dream is for his daughters to grow up in a country where they can compete on an even playing field - a world where women have access to equal education, equal pay, and equal opportunity. Obama’s commitment to empowering women and girls is unwavering. The very first bill President Obama signed into law was the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which helps protect a woman’s right to equal pay. He has invested in science and math education for girls, so that more women have the ability to compete for the jobs of the future. He has promoted workplace flexibility so that parents can successfully balance their careers and their families.
By Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Alfred A. Knopf, © 2009
A passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world, by Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. They establish how women’s empowerment is central to a country’s development and call for investment in women’s health and autonomy.
By Kay Bailey Hutchison, Harper, ©2006
Hutchison, a pioneering woman herself, profiles some of the American women who dared to do what was never done before by any woman and sometimes even by any man. She calls them true heroines who excelled in their respective fields and paved new paths for the succeeding generations and left behind a trailing legacy of success. Read this book and craft your own way.
By Gavin de Becker, Dell, ©1999
True fear is a gift—an intuition of danger that alarms you well in advance so that you can act appropriately in response. However, unwarranted fear could be a curse. Gavin de Becker tells you how to differentiate between two. Read this book and learn to spot the danger signals others miss and be prepared in time. Remember, it could even save your life.
Compiled, edited, and with an introduction by Robin Morgan, Washington Square Press, © 2003
This anthology on women’s history and feminism is a compelling read where each article reflects writer’s personal voice. The volume addresses women's issues from a wide scope of angles—ranging from reproductive, health, economics of women’s unpaid labor, to workplace discrimination and violence against women. Essays are cross-referenced and are followed by suggested reading list inspiring readers to explore further.