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10 Books On Trailblazing Women


Posted on February 20 2017

For those of you who know about the Tease and Totes mission, you will know how closely tied it is to empowerment and, how by making more female role models visible, we believe we can inspire and empower the next generation of female trailblazers.

So, with that in mind, and with World Book Day next week, we wanted to share with you our top 10 favourite books about pioneering women:

1. "Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women" Catherine Thimmesh illustrated by Melissa Sweet 

This books features women who have invented ingenious innovations that have made our lives simpler and better. You can read all about what inspired these women and how they turned their ideas into reality.

2. “Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World” By Kate Pankhurst

From Coco Chanel to Rosa Parks, this book is bursting full of astounding facts and incredible artwork on some of the most brilliant women who helped shape the world we live in.

3 “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls” by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

A children’s book that reinvents fairy tales, inspiring girls with stories of 100 great women from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams

4. "Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World" by Rachel 
Rachel Ignotofsky 


Women in Science celebrates the achievements of 50 intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, and physicists. 

5 ”Rad Women Worldwide” by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl

Tells the stories of 40 incredible women from all over the world and through out history who preserved and fought for equality

6. "Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race" by Margot Lee Shetterly 

This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, four African-American women who lived through the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country (recently made into award-winning film).

7. "Modern Women:  52 Pioneers " by Kira Cochrane


Modern Women is a celebration of some of the­ most influential and inspiring women who have changed the world through their work, lives and actions. From suffragettes to scientists, activists to artists, politicians to pilots and writers to riot grrrls, the women included in this great book have all paved the way for gender equality in their own way.

8. Female Innovators At Work By our co-founder Danielle Newnham 

This book has twenty inspirational back stories of female innovators in today's tech world; a collection of one on one interview covering their childhoods to starting, scaling and selling their companies or building their inventions.

9. Bad Girls Throughout History by Ann Shen

The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this beautifully illustrated book were badass in the way they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. From pirates to artists, warriors, daredevils, scientists, activists, and spies, these women paved the way by making history.

10. Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs

In Wonder Women, the author introduces you to pioneering female scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors, complete with wonderful portraits by Google doodler Sophia Foster-Dimino.



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