Women Who Won (Hardcover)

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Women Who Won (Hardcover)

By Ros Ball, Emmy Lupin (Illustrator)

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Did you know that Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka was the first woman in the world to become a democratically elected prime minister? That Tina Anselmi of Italy was a wartime resistance fighter who became the first woman to serve as a cabinet minister? Or that Sylvie Kinigi of Burundi was the first woman to serve as a prime minister in Africa? It is high time these extraordinary women who helped shape our world became household names, and this book brings them at last to the fore.Women Who Won is a celebration of 70 women from the last 100 years: politicians from around the globe who fought for election in a man's world... and won. Beautifully illustrated by artist Emmy Lupin, it features well-known figures, including Kamala Harris, Benazir Bhutto, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Jacinda Ardern and Julia Gillard, alongside lesser-known women whose stories are ready to be heard:
  • Shidzue Katō, one of the first women elected to the Diet of JapanYulia Tymoshenko, the first woman prime minister of UkraineShirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to the US CongressPeri-Khan Sofieva, the first democratically elected Muslim womanEthel Blondin-Andrew, the first Indigenous woman elected to Canadian parliament
Women of the past, but also women of the present and future. Women who smashed the political glass ceiling. Women who fought to leave a positive legacy for future generations. Women who paved the way for girls of today to become women who won.


Ros Ball is an author and former BBC broadcast journalist, working for many years on politics in Westminster. In 2017 she published The Gender Agenda, a first-hand account of how boys and girls are treated differently. She currently works on equalities policy for women and girls. @rosballEmmy Lupin is a freelance illustrator from Nottingham, based in London. Her work is often female focused, with a powerful and positive stance. Expect styling to be decorative, using pastel colours and patterns but with an edge of attitude. Find her drinking coffee, obsessing over plants, and drawing on Instagram. @emmylupinstudio
Product Details ISBN: 9781800182523
ISBN-10: 180018252X
Publisher: Unbound
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2023
Pages: 272
Language: English