2017 was a big year for women.
By looking at the sheer number of books published just this past year on the topic of strong women, you may agree. Luckily, with andieanderin, part of our design process is researching fabulous women and therefore spending hours on end with our face stuffed in these books. It is fascinating, motivating, and a bit addicting to read up on the multitude of women that have paved the road as well as those tackling the glass ceiling today.
We are set on sharing these amazing stories as well! In addition to using this research to design a one-of-a-kind necktie after an influential woman, we create an accompanying storyboard that details elements of the woman's story.
Given it is the holiday season, as well as just plain cold outside, we thought a book may be your second best accessory to your necktie ;)
There are a lot of amazing books on trailblazing women, but we have selected the below list of 20 books as the best introduction to a diverse group of women and their stories. These books range in age groups and cross many professions. Most were published just this year with some goodies from previous years as well. We have found several of these to be instrumental in helping us decide which women to celebrate with a necktie design and hope you also find inspiration in their stories.
Happy reading and let us know if there are any missing from our list!
All of the below links direct you to the listing of the book on Amazon, but check your local bookstores as well to see if they have any of these books in stock!
200 Women: Who Will Change The Way You See The World
In the Company of Women:
Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs
A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives
FIRSTS: Women Who Are Changing the World
The Atlas of Beauty: Women of the World in 500 Portraits
Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World
Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!
Fight Like a Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed the World
Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World
Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win
Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Joan of Arc to Mother Teresa
More Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Ada Lovelace to Misty Copeland
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
50 Bedtime Stories To Inspire Girls - Encyclopedia: Fully Color Illustrated
Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History
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