67 women changing the world
We understand our world through stories; they are the foundation of our culture and our history. For too long women have played supporting parts in these narratives, but at The Female Lead, women are centre stage. Through the collected stories we hope above all to show young women the countless routes to fulfilment and success.
Together our female leads, who range in age, background, career, nationality, race, and beliefs, demonstrate that no one journey is right or successful. They are living proof that we must find our own paths and question the traditional options that women have been granted until now.
Original photography for The Female Lead by Sane Seven.
"The second edition of The Female Lead book could not be more attuned to the educational zeitgeist. We are living at a time which presents the opportunity to facilitate essential societal change and education is at the forefront of how this will be achieved.
The work of 'The Female Lead' provides excellent resource for use in schools to address the required focus on not only the 'Equality, Diversity and Inclusion' agenda, but also the statutory need to deliver sound and comprehensive Relationships and Sex Education. In the words of the Female Lead 'We rise by lifting others' and certainly schools will rise by engaging with them.’"
Head teacher at Lichfield Cathedral School and Education Commentator Sky News and BBC Radio
Women in Brazil
Next year, we hope to celebrate the women of Brazil. To herald this ambition, we have profiled 4 amazing women who are outstanding in their fields of work; who have broken free from society's constraints and shown resilience, brilliance and fortitude. Our newly translated e-book will be available to schools later in 2022.
Sonia Guajajara is an indigenous activist and politician
Sonia Guimarães is the first Professor of Physics
Gabriella Di Laccio is an operatic soprano who celebrates women in music
Luiza Trajano is a billionaire businessperson and leading lady
Women in India
Women in Finance
The 12 women featured represent some of the most admirable and inspirational across the world of finance today. These are talented women and active role models who are changing the face and culture of an industry that has long been male dominated.
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