Celebrating Women’s History at The Fortune Society

Celebrating Women’s History at The Fortune Society


For Women’s History Month, the staff at The Fortune Society collaborated to create a community guide for celebrating and honoring Women’s history. The guide includes events, policy actions, resources, book recommendations, and a Women’s History Spotify playlist.

Recognizing that Women’s history is a part of American history—and American history is year-round—we will continuously update this list throughout the year.

Women’s History Spotify Playlist

Listen to The Fortune Society’s Women’s History Spotify playlist, with songs selected by staff members. Artists include Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Lizzo, Dolly Parton and more.

Book Recommendations

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own by Kate Bolick

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg

Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross

Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement

In My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Women Shaping American Poetry

Poets.org honors the poets who have helped shape American poetry—innovative women including Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Stein, Sylvia Plath, Gwendolyn Brooks, Lucille Clifton, Adrienne Rich, and Kari Edwards. They’ve curated a collection of poems, videos, audio, essays, books, lesson plans, and ephemera in tribute to these and other women poets writing today.

Celebrate with New York Public Library

The New York Public Library celebrates Women’s History Month with recommended reading, online programs, resources, and more. Don’t miss their month-long celebration—with a lineup of events, discussions, and storytimes.

Expand Reading Lists

PEN America has curated a reading list for Women’s History Month that is a compilation of stories about and by women of numerous time periods and backgrounds, ranging from nonfiction accounts of individual lives, to sweeping histories and narratives, to collections of deeply felt poetry.

Watch Stories from the Women’s Suffrage Movement

Courtesy of Voices of a People’s History, watch Claiming our Rights – Voices from the Movement for Women’s Suffrage

Explore Women Writers from the Past

Celebrate and explore Schomberg’s groundbreaking digital project, African American Women Writers of the 19th Century.

110 Years of International Women’s Day

The Paley Center marks 110 years of International Women’s Day with a conversation with prominent women from across public policy, sports, business, entertainment, and culture to explore how media addresses pay equity, gender bias, and women’s achievements to help create a more inclusive and gender-equal world. Watch here.


Film Recommendations

On the Basis of Sex directed by Mimi Leder

Suffragette directed by Sarah Gavron

What Happened, Miss Simone? directed by Liz Garbus

Anita directed by Freida Lee Mock

Bend It Like Beckham directed by Gurinder Chadha

RBG directed by Julie Cohen and Betsy West

A League of Their Own directed by Penny Marshall

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