We assembled an incredible line-up of over 20 women changemakers who, we hope, have inspired you and given you the tools to make the difference you want to see in the world.
On Saturday 20th June, we hosted #SheInspiresMe LIVE 2.0 – an online festival full of inspiring talks and interactive workshops.
You can find out more about our #SheInspiresMe LIVE speakers and their amazing work below.
- Read Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam by Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International
- Amika George, activist and founder of the #FreePeriods campaign, will be releasing her first book and if you (like us) can't wait, you can pre-order it now - Make it Happen: How to be an Activist
- Read Rage Becomes Her by Soraya Chemaly, award-winning writer and media critic
- Sara Tasker is a social media expert, writer and creative business consultant. Read her book Hashtag Authentic: Finding creativity and building a community on Instagram and beyond
- Christina Lamb OBE is a foreign correspondent and author. Read her most recent book Our Bodies Their Battlefields: What War Does To Women
- Read The Self-Care Project: How to let go of frazzle and make time for you by Jayne Hardy, founder and CEO of the mental health charity The Blurt Foundation
- Tara Mohr is a women’s leadership expert, speaker, author and educator. Read her book Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Vision and Make Things Happen
- Dr Pragya Agarwal is an award-winning behavioural scientist, journalist and author. Read her book SWAY: Unravelling Unconscious Bias
- Add Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible by multi-award winning authors Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené to your reading list
- 'How can we protect women from violence during pandemics?' Read this piece by Laurie Adams, CEO of Women for Women International
- Amika George shared her outlook on the current crisis in Time magazine, in her piece 'It's Scary to Think About the Future. But What I Know About My Generation Gives Me Hope'
- Our Ambassador Basma Khalifa shared her experience of Ramadan in lockdown in Elle magazine
- Learn about how Shan Sherwan Hussein, our Economic Empowerment Manager in Iraq, has been staying in touch with programme participants during lockdown here
- 'Using advocacy training to tackle violence against women in Nigeria' learn more about our Change Agents programme in this blog from Zainab Gbobaniyi, lawyer and advocacy trainer with Women for Women International - Nigeria
- Read this blog by Alice Rivers-Cripps' jewellery brand Posh Totty Designs to learn more about how their Share a Hug collection is supporting our work
- Listen to '#HashtagAuthentic' - a podcast by Sara Tasker
- 'Working from home with Stylist' listen to Stylist's new podcast with Editor-in-Chief of Stylist Lisa Smosarski and Alix Walker, Editor-at-Large, for practical tips and plenty of distraction
Websites to visit and social media accounts to follow:
- Zainab Salbi has been posting inspiring videos about self-care, coping with crisis and activism on her Instagram since the begining of lockdown
- #WellnessWednesdayWorkshops and #SundaySlows are a series of Instagram Lives from our Ambassador Jasmine Hemsley. Visit her Instagram for her wellness workshops, recipes and all things self-care
- Charity So White - visit their website to learn more about how they are tackling institutional racism in the charity sector
- Celebrate Yourself with Sarah Powell
- xxymagazine - communities + cultures annual print magazine edited by Tahmina Begum
Documentaries and videos to watch:
- Inside the Real Saudi Arabia - watch this documentary by our Ambassador Basma Khalifa visiting the country where she was born, to see whether she could ever live there again
- Sophie Turner visits Rwanda with Women for Women International - Sophie shares the story of her life changing trip with Women for Women International to meet women survivors of the Rwandan genocide
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