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 Ardern, 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.

  • 25th September 2020 This woman is winning

    Hello All

    I want to start by saying a massive thank you to the 276 of you who have now pledged to support Women Who Won. 275 of you are not my mum, so I am extremely grateful that you have put your trust in me to get this important book funded and published. 

    In the middle of a tumultuous year it feels like a pretty fantastic achievement to have nearly reached half-way and I feel like a woman…

    12th June 2020 Black Lives Matter

    Dear Friends

    Whenever I write an update the world seems to have shifted on its axis. Since I last wrote to you the brutal killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the Black Lives Matter movement and the disproportionate effect of Covid-19 on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people has been at the forefront of my mind constantly.

    It has made me more determined to raise up the stories of elected…

    3rd April 2020 A woman who won, leading in her own way

    Dear Winners

    It'a been a while since I've updated you on the progress of Women Who Won and the world looks very different. I'm continuining to crowdfund for the book in difficult circumstances but I'm positive that with your support we can make it.

    As we adjust to a way of living that we may not be used to, I've been considering the role elected women are playing during the pandemic. Prime Minister…

    14th February 2020 Introducing Clavis & Claustra - Feminist warrior rewards

    Good afternoon winners!

    Welcome to new pledgers and hello to old friends. Thanks for getting behind the campaign to get this important book published. I'm still amazed (disappointed but not surprised?) that these women have never been brought together in a book before.

    I'm writing with a short update which I think you'll like. I've teamed up with Clavis & Claustra to offer some very cool…

    31st January 2020 Project of the Week: Women Who Won

    Hello All

    Another update from me, Ros Ball, author of Women Who Won.

    Welcome to new pledgers, and particularly to those who have come via the Unbound newsletter. We are project of the week! I'm so pleased to have you all on board. Please check out the previous updates where I have introduced two amazing women who will be in the book - Shirley Chisholm and Vigdís Finnbogadóttir.

    Today I have…

    3rd January 2020 Women Winning in 2020

    Dear Winners

    Happy New Year, and for those of you in the UK, welcome back to a parliament with a record 220 women elected as MPs. Good news in part, but women are still only just over a third of MPs, so we have a way to go until the UK has equality in parliament. #WomenWhoWon wants to inspire more women to stand by increasing the visibility of those who came first.

    In this update I'm introcuding…

    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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