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International Women’s Day—Watch, Read and Listen

From the pioneering scientists who changed the course of history to podcasts full of female-led advice—discover the stories that deserve your attention today and every other. Explore our top recommendations for you to read, watch, listen and enjoy this International Women’s Day and beyond, featuring important women with inspiring stories.

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Watch

Films:

Hidden Figures (2016)
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

Gravity (2013)
On an outer space mission, Dr Ryan Stone, an engineer, and Matt Kowalski, an astronaut, are hit by high-speed space debris. As the situation gets dire, Stone, the lone survivor, rises to the occasion.

Arrival (2016)
Louise Banks, a linguistics expert, along with her team, must interpret the language of aliens who've come to earth in a mysterious spaceship.

I Care A Lot (2020)
A crooked legal guardian who drains the savings of her elderly wards meets her match when a woman she tries to swindle turns out to be more than she first appears.

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Documentaries:

Picture A Scientist (2020)
Despite the minimal news coverage, sexual harassment and gender inequality against women are no less prevalent in science than they are in pop culture and corporate America.

Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing (2015)
Documentary in which Dr Hannah Fry tells the story of Ada Lovelace's remarkable life - a 19th-century countess whose work helped give rise to the modern era of computing. Ada Lovelace was a most unlikely computer pioneer. In this film, Dr Hannah Fry tells the story of Ada's remarkable life.

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TV Series:

Bones (2005)
Forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance 'Bones' Brennan and FBI Agent Seeley Booth form an unlikely alliance to solve cases by examining the remains of victims.

Emily’s Wonder Lab (2020)
Emily Caladrelli shares science experiments to help make STEAM fun for kids.

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READ

Books:

Inferior: The True Power of Women and the Science That Shows it by Angela Saini (2017)
Shedding light on controversial research and investigating gender wars in biology, psychology and anthropology, Saini uncovers how women are being rediscovered through science—revealing an alternative view where women are included, rather than excluded.

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2014)
Adichie provides a unique definition of feminism for the 21st century, rooted in inclusion and awareness—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls (2017)
Illustrated by 60 female artists, this book introduces us to 100 remarkable women and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala—these are true fairy tales for heroines who don't need rescuing.

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (2016)
Geobiologist Jahren has spent her life studying trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Lab Girl is her revelatory work on plant life, as well as a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility and passion that drives every scientist.

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LISTEN

Podcasts:

In Good Company by Otegha Uwagba
In Good Company is a podcast for working women, hosted by Women Who founder Otegha Uwagba. Full of practical advice, fresh ideas, and interviews with smart, successful women, this is essential listening for working women – whether you’re just starting out, or already have years of experience.

How to Fail with Elizabeth Day
A podcast that celebrates the things that haven’t gone right. Every week, a new interviewee explores what their failures taught them about how to succeed better.

Kalerr‪â by Chloe Russell and Ben Imber‬
Travel to a remote part of Greenland and immerse yourself in the stories of five artists and scientists that went on the Expedition to Weisboylund. Encounter melting glaciers, windy sails and the philosophical epiphanies that the explorers encountered during this unique experience.

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