It’s International Women’s Day – the day we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. The day we get decked out in our purple ribbons and shout to the rooftops about how amazing we are. Let’s face it, we are amazing!
From carrying a child for up to (or even more than) nine months to delivering these amazing little human beings into this world, we are amazing. To the women who have led the way in so many remarkable feats: Professor Fiona Wood – pioneered ‘spray on skin’, Professor Elizabeth Blackburn – Nobel Prize winner and Nancy Walton AO who became Australia’s first paid commercial pilot – we are amazing.
In Australia we have come a long way from the days when it was unheard of for women to be educated or go to work. And there are so many books which highlight the strength, courage and achievements of many amazing women – here’s just a few to start you off:
Tracing back through time, this book takes you on a journey with fifty notable women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Written by Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook (yes the COO is a woman!), this book provides background on Sandberg’s rise to a great career and advice to empower women around the world to achieve their full potential.
A children’s book comprised of 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present.
A collection of short stories about vulnerability, grit, resilience, and determination written by business women, entrepreneurs, and innovators.
So on this day – International Women’s Day – celebrate your achievements as a woman and a Mum and give yourself a pat on the back for keeping those wonderful little monsters alive.