There is way too much information about women—the dangers we still face, economic inequality, the huge strides women have made over the years, inspirational stories about everyday women, how to help the women in your life—to cover in one day or even during Women’s History Month. It can seem overwhelming. Sometimes, an overview is just the thing needed to find your cause and join the fight.
So for a small taste, here are a few lists you might want to peruse by news sources, nonprofits and amazing organizations that join us in our fight for gender equality. Prepare to be stunned, educated and inspired.
From joining the worldwide conversation to a call for justice to making a Pledge for Parity, The Nobel Women’s Initiative has ways you can celebrate and join in advocating for women right now.
An amazing collection of courageous women addressing violence and its underlying causes, and helping people heal.
OK, so you might have heard of some of these women, but this list of women featured at the World Economic Forum will teach everyone a few new facts, including stories of a politician, an actress, and activists and trailblazers way ahead of their time.
Bustle rounded up some wise words from Malala Yousafzai, Gloria Steinem, Beyoncé and other ladies you may recognize (as well as some voices who might be new to you!), so head over for some inspiration, and share your own favorite women-empowering words with us!
The insightful folks at A Mighty Girl have an amazing collection of books about girls and women for young readers–boys as well as girls. Picture books, chapter books, young adult, biographies are all featured. (Adults can probably learn a thing or two as well!)
Looking for books written primarily for adults? The Independent has you covered with this list of feminist books, from classics to new books. Get reading!
One more list of books. Because we can’t ever get enough of women’s stories. This list from The Huffington Post is as diverse as it is intriguing.
In the United States, only 5 percent of work on museum walls is by women. Can you even name five female artists? To highlight this inequity and promote women artists, the National Museum of Women in the Arts launched the social media campaign #5womenartists. If you’re falling a little short or even if you’re not, check out this article from The Getty profiling five talented women artists.
This is just a beginning—we haven’t even covered injustices and violence women face worldwide, women’s role in easing global challenges like climate change and hunger, how women’s success in the boardroom translates to more powerful companies, and much more—but it’s a start. Let us know what inspires you this International Women’s Day, come back as we continue the conversation on investing in women, and keep fighting for gender parity!