Some light reading...

At WFE we encourage you to read books by and about great political leaders and the issues that affect women in leadership. We have compiled some recommended reading for you:

Ruth McGowan book
Get Elected

A must read for any woman planning to run for public office. A step by step campaign guide to winning public office: local, state, and federal.

Power play book by Julia Banks
Power Play

Power Play is an honest guide for women who aspire to leadership in the workplace and in the world.

Women and leadership

Through conversations with some of the world’s most powerful and interesting women, this book explores gender bias and asks why there aren’t more women in leadership roles.

Jacinda Ardern: A New Kind of Leader

This is an engrossing and powerful exploration of one of the most intriguing political stories of our time, Jacinta Ardern.

Find more inspiring readings at our blog.

Suggested videos...

Get inspiration from the women who have gone before you and get elected.

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Some podcasts to get you going

Podcasts are the easiest way to be entertained whilst also educating yourself. There are plenty of female empowerment and political podcasts to listen to get you inspired. We’ve chosen our top 4 favourite podcasts that you need to be listening to:

Women empowerment podcast: Broad Talk
Broad Talk podcast

A podcast about women, power, and the wayward world presented by Virginia Haussegger. The series casts a razor-sharp gender lens over politics and policy and explores big ideas and imperfect lives. 

Get elected with Just Something About Her podcast
Just Something About Her

Amazing podcast featuring interviews with powerful women in business, politics, the arts, and journalism to learn how they found a way to break through and create their own path to success.

Political podcast: You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton and her guests will tackle the topics that shape our lives, from faith to the pressing political issues of our time.

Get elected with a podcast of One's Own
A Podcast of One's Own

Former Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard presents a podcast in her role as Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership. In each episode Julia leads a thoughtful but fun discussion with well-known female (and some male) leaders from the worlds of business, entertainment, media, sport and many more.

Discover more entertained and insightful podcasts at our blog.