The Book.


We have donated 18,000 copies of the books to schools and universities in the UK and USA.

We have shared the films and downloadable teaching materials that will help shape discussions around the subject of female role models and ambition.
If you would like to set up a Female Lead Society at your school or university, visit our Education page.

If you are a US school who has not yet received a copy of the book, you can request one through First Book from early 2020.

“The book features Sixty inspirational women, from many walks of life. All have changed the world in a variety of fields. Among them are politicians and artists, journalists and teachers, engineers and campaigners, fire fighters and film stars.

For girls, it can be hard to identify role models in our society. This book will help and inspire women everywhere to realize their hopes and ambitions.”

18000 books have been donated

  • Girls from year 10 completed the programme leaving the sessions feeling encouraged, inspired and empowered, and the resources invoked discussions at a deeper level as they considered the importance of role models in today’s society.

    Maggie, Cobham Hall School