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

  • The common themes of: pursuing your passion, demonstrating intellectual curiosity, daring to be different, taking risks and asking for help all resonated with our holistic approach to education. The book has provided a platform for the sharing of these key messages to our girls, emphasising the traits, values and qualities we want them to emulate. The Female Lead has helped empower and motivate the girls to do this.

    Ian Keary
    Headteacher at The Tiffin Girls’ School

  • We received our copy of ‘The Female Lead’ today and it is a truly wonderful book, thank you. We are a girls’ school which seeks to empower our students and give them plenty of inspiration for working in the modern world. The work you do is of utmost importance.

    Manchester High School for Girls