WHO RUNS THE WORLD?
Female trailblazers and thought leaders are celebrated this season in a raft of sass-laden new titles
200 Women Who Will Change The Way You See The World, edited by Ruth Hobday, Geoff Blackwell, Marianne Lassandro and Sharon Gelman Eminently Instagrammable, this book features women you might recognise – Margaret Atwood, Bobbi Brown – plus some you might not, but should. (Chronicle, £35; out now) Of Women: In The 21st Century by Shami Chakrabarti Accepting as her premise that gender injustice is the greatest human rights abuse, Chakrabarti outlines the problems in schooling, faith, work, the media, and just about every other sphere, before proposing radical, inspiring solutions. (Allen Lane, £20; out
26th October) A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives by Lisa Congdon This fabulous book about women thriving over 40 is a barnstorming retort to those who cut older women out of the picture. Pick it up for interviews, profiles and essays with the likes of Helen Gurley Brown and Heather Armstrong. (Chronicle, £14.99; out