Movies, Books, and Podcasts to Inspire Your Inner Girl Boss
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Documentary set in the United States that follows the inspiring congressional campaigns of four women: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin.
Tells the stories of nine girls across the globe and their journey to overcome cultural and societal obstacles and get an education.
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Documentary set in India about women who are fighting the stigma around menstrual health.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The memoir of the former first lady of the United States. In her memoir, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her – from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address.
The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates
Melinda Gates tells the stories of women who have inspired her and the importance of gender equity.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women by Elena Favilli
Children’s bedtime stories of the lives of 100 inspiring women from Frida Khalo to Malala Yousafzai.
Boss Files with Poppy Harlow
American Journalist, Poppy Harlow, interviews global leaders and entrepreneurs on their paths to success and their advice for others in the business world.
Each episode focuses on telling the story of an important woman from history. The podcast focuses on these womens’ challenges, failures, successes, and the legacy they leave behind.
A podcast focused on the political and social history of the Equal Rights Amendment and the current abortion debate in America. Their motto is “There’s nothing complicated about ordinary equality.”
About the author
This article is written by Eliza Inder the Curriculum and Program Development Fellow at Launch gURLs. Eliza is also a junior at Georgetown University, studying Government and Justice, and Peace Studies. She currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts. In her free time, you can find Eliza baking cookies and going on hikes with her dog.