These book explore inspiration, courage and leadership.

5 Books From Emma Watson’s Reading List That Will Inspire And Empower You

These book explore inspiration, courage and leadership.

Staff Writer

Emma Watson doesn’t just play a leading lady in Beauty and the Beast, the Disney remake that is predicted to break box office records this weekend. The 26-year-old actress also happens to be that heroine in real life–as the U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador.

In January 2016, she started a feminist book club called “Our Shared Shelf.” The group, which is open to the public, has so far selected 10 books and has 179,154  members. Watson was even photographed hiding some of these books in the subway systems of New York City and London last year.

“As part of my work with U.N. Women, I have started reading as many books and essays about equality as I can get my hands on,” she wrote on her Goodreads page. “I decided to start a Feminist book club, as I want to share what I’m learning and hear your thoughts, too.”

Here are five of Watson’s best reading picks on empowerment, leadership, and inspiration:

1. “My Life on the Road,” by Gloria Steinem

Steinem’s new book dives into her career as an activist and writer. She details her experience as a catalyst for change during the movement for equality while exploring her childhood, career and life so far.

2. “The Complete Persepolis,” by Marjane Satrapi

Satrapi grew up in Tehran during the Iranian Revolution in the 1970s. As she entered adolescence, her world drastically changed. Her parents sent her to study in Austria, where she had to grow up quickly and without her family.

3. “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” by Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof

From sex slavery to devastating injuries in childbirth, the married authors catalog the stories of women who experienced oppression in the developing world. The one overarching theme? Hope.

4. “Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl,” by Carrie Brownstein

A musician in the feminist punk rock band Sleater-Kinney, Brownstein describes the hard work, determination, and courage it took to achieve her professional dreams.

5. “The Vagina Monologues” by Eve Ensler

This groundbreaking play tells the stories of women from all over the world. Each vignettes explores a different aspect of the feminine experience, and also promotes female empowerment.

Read Next


Latest

Meet The 15 Maghreb Startups Joining The 3rd International BigBooster Accelerator In France

Launched in 2015, the BigBooster accelerator sees startups participate in “Booster Camps” in France, the US, China, and Morocco, with the aim of introducing and immersing the startups in global entrepreneurship ecosystems.100... (contd.)
Pure Harvest raises $4.5 million

Pure Harvest Raises $4.5 Million To Grow Strawberries In The Desert

UAE-based agribusiness Pure Harvest Smart Farms has raised $4.5 million in a seed round, it announced on Thursday.Pure Harvest, which is a hydroponics-based agribusiness, said that the funding was provided by a... (contd.)

3 New Ways to Use Social Media for Great Marketing

Wonder what's ahead for social media in 2018? Or what factors matter most to your business? The answers might surprise you.There's a shift in how you use social media, but that wind of change is... (contd.)

5 Simple Hacks to Improve Your Writing

With today's thought leaders expected to be prolific writers and public speakers in addition to running successful companies, much of the conversation on writing centers around SEO tactics and discoverability. But what of the writing itself? Algorithms... (contd.)

These Hiring Processes Will Help Prevent Bad Apples from Spoiling the Bunch

Hiring excellent talent is a well-known pain point for many companies. There are volumes and volumes of textbooks, courses, and lectures dedicated to hiring practices, but as a business leader, how do you cut through the... (contd.)
- Advertisement -
Join Our Daily Newsletter
Sign up to get all the business news and intelligence that matters straight to your mailbox.
Join Our Newsletter !
Like This Article? Subscribe To Our Newsletter To Receive More Of Them Straight In Your Inbox
Contact Us.
Your Name
Email
Message
     
Thank you for your interest in Inc. Arabia. Please leave your contact details below, and we'll be in touch with you very soon.
Like This Article? Subscribe To Our Newsletter To Receive More Of Them Straight In Your Inbox