We created our Read/Watch/Listen recommends section as part of our Working Together Newsletter series, that began back in March. It was our way of staying connected with the Women for Election network. Many of you suggested some great books, and we have decided to compile them all in a handy list.

 

The Education of an Idealist by Ambassador Samantha Power

Bust by Dearbhail McDonald

Madam Politician: The Women at the Table of Irish Political Power by Martina Fitzgerald

Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri

Bust by Dearbhail McDonald

Notes to Self: Essays by Emilie Pines

Lost, Found, Remembered by Lyra McKee

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

Constellations: Reflections from Life by Sinead Gleeson

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Despite numerous attempts over the years to increase the share of women among politicians, politics more often than not remains a man’s game. But why is the gender imbalance in political assemblies across the world so difficult to change?

New research 👇
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2021/07/21/why-history-matters-for-gender-balance-in-political-representation/