What you say to a girl child matters - Joyce Banda
Friday, 16 July 2021
I'm so pleased to tell you that Women Who Won is getting closer and closer to its goal. We are now 86% funded and that feels great! I want to thank you for your patience and continued support. It's been tough trying to crowdfund during a pandemic when events where I could meet larger sponsors haven't been taking place. That means relying more on each individual who pledges for the book…
On the home straight & bank holiday promo code
Friday, 30 April 2021
A two part update today...
1.To tell you that Women Who Won is now in the last quarter of funding! We are 78% funded and I feel like the finish line is in sight. But, there is still work to be done and I would love your help.
Now is the time that some people feel comfortable to jump on board because we're getting closer to the final total. Do please share the Women Who Won…
International Women's Day talk - Weds 10th March 6pm
Saturday, 6 March 2021
International Women's Day is upon us but a little different to other years. There will be no marches or events here in the UK, at least not in person. But of course we can still meet and campaign online - and we will.
I'll be talking about 'Women Who Won' on Weds 10th March at 6pm for the excellent Women in Public Affairs network. You can sign up to attend for free here.
Something to look forward to... book club tour
Friday, 12 February 2021
I hope this update finds you well and, if it's not too late, can I wish you a happy new year. With my children back at home-school as well as well as my day job, it's been a busy start to the new year with limited time to devote to my favourite subject. However as International Women's Day appears on the horizon (8 March) I'm gearing back up for talks and sponsorship (do contact me…
Women Who Won gift certificates
Friday, 11 December 2020
I have a special update just in time for Christmas (if you celebrate) or if you have loved ones with upcoming birthdays (like me).
You can now pledge for a copy of the hardback of Women Who Won on behalf of a friend or family member - then print and give them a certificate to let them know they will be the one with their name in the book! It's a great and unusual present and one…
I eat no for breakfast
Friday, 13 November 2020
Happy November to you all. I'm writing to you with a short update to celebrate the election of Kamala Harris as the first woman and first BIPOC Vice President of the USA. She's a new addition to the 70 women in Women Who Won and I am thrilled to be able to add her.
The video for this update is of Kamala answering questions from people on Instagram. She says "I have, in my career…
This woman is winning
Friday, 25 September 2020
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…
Black Lives Matter
Friday, 12 June 2020
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…
A woman who won, leading in her own way
Friday, 3 April 2020
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…
Introducing Clavis & Claustra - Feminist warrior rewards
Friday, 14 February 2020
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…
Project of the Week: Women Who Won
Friday, 31 January 2020
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…
Women Winning in 2020
Friday, 3 January 2020
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…
Welcome and thank you
Friday, 6 December 2019
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…