WOMEN WHO WON

By Ros Ball

Extraordinary elected women from across the world that everyone should know

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Who was the first woman elected to run a country? I bet you don’t know. But if you think it's high time you knew her name, then this is the book for you.

WOMEN WHO WON will profile 70 amazing elected women from the last 100 years and every single one will leave you wondering why you didn’t know her story before. The talented Emmy Lupin will illustrate every profile to bring them to life.

From Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Congress, and first major-party Black candidate to seek nomination for the U.S. presidency, who said "'If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.' To Berta Pīpiņa, the first woman elected to serve in the Latvian parliament in 1919, who strove to enact laws and policies to promote women's equality but who's life was later removed from encyclopedias. Or Jacinda Ahdern, Prime Minister of New Zealand and the youngest female head of government in the world (taking office at age 37), who shared honestly how anxiety made her worried she wouldn't be suitable to stand.

Not to mention the fascinating backstories of leaders such as Isabel Perón, Indira Gandhi, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Julia Gillard.

I'm an author and former political journalist who cares deeply about women's political representation. I want to publish this book, not only to give elected women the recognition they deserve, but to encourage more women and girls to stand in the future.

WOMEN WHO WON is for everyone who wants to know how women have shaped our world. It's time to know the names of women from the past to the present who fought elections in a man’s world and WON.

 

 

This design is for illustrative purposes only and is subject to change after crowdfunding

ABOUT THE BOOK

  • Demy hardback book - 216 x 138mm
  • 196 pages
  • ~49,000 words
  • 70 original illustrations; full-colour
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    Ros Ball

    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.
    Find her tweeting @rosball.

    Emmy 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.

  • 6th December 2019 Welcome and thank you

    Dear Women Who Wonners

    It's Ros Ball here, author of Women Who Won, giving you the first update to the campiagn to get the book published.

    Firstly a massive thank you to you all for pledging for the book. We've only been going 2 weeks and the response has been wonderful, THANK YOU. 

    Secondly I'm going to start telling you more about the women who will feature in the book here, and on my Instagram…

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