52 Books, Documentaries & Movies to Celebrate Women’s History Month

| March 1, 2023 | 7 min read
52 books and movies to celebrate Women's History Month

Women’s History Month is a time to recognize women’s contributions to progress and innovation in science, technology, culture, art, and society — and to keep the spotlight shining on the inequities women still face in the workplace.

The gender pay gap continues to keep women from equal economic participation with men. Women still make only 84 cents for every dollar earned by a man in the U.S. — and that number drops to 67 cents for Black women, 57 cents for Native American women, and 57 cents for Latina women. At Syndio, we dedicate ourselves every day to providing solutions to measure and improve workplace equity. 

To celebrate the women who inspire us, we’ve collected the Syndio team’s favorite memoirs, biographies, nonfiction books, documentaries, and movies about women from around the world. Below you’ll find stories about women blazing trails, creating change, sharing wisdom, and leading their fields in business, science, art, sports, and politics. 

 

 

Nonfiction books

The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line book coverThe Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II

by Major General Mari K. Eder

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 The Light We Carry book coverThe Light We Carry

by Michelle Obama

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The Urgent Life Book CoverThe Urgent Life

by Bozoma Saint John

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What We Carry: A Memoir

by Maya Shanbhag Lang

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Finding Me 

by Viola Davis

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Left on Tenth book coverLeft on Tenth: A Second Chance at Life

by Delia Ephron

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Mom and Me and Mom book cover for Women's History Month collectionMom & Me & Mom

by Maya Angelou

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Unbought and Unbossed book cover for Women's History Month collectionUnbought and Unbossed

by Shirley Chisholm

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The Dragons the Giant the Women book cover for Women's History Month collectionThe Dragons, the Giant, the Women: A Memoir

by Wayétu Moore

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Vice President Kamala Harris book cover for Women's History Month collectionVice President Kamala Harris: Her Path to the White House

by Malaika Adero

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Living History book cover for Women's History Month collectionLiving History

by Hillary Rodham-Clinton

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A Lab of One's Own book cover for Women's History Month collectionA Lab of One’s Own: One Woman’s Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science

by Rita Colwell and Sharon Bertsch McGraybe

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Untamed book cover for Women's History Month collectionUntamed

by Glennon Doyle

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The Three Mothers book cover for Women's History Month collectionThe Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation

by Anna Malaika Tubbs

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We Should All Be Feminists book cover for Women's History Month collectionWe Should All Be Feminists

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Invisible Women book cover for Women's History Month collectionInvisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

by Caroline Criado Perez

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What Works book cover for Women's History Month collectionWhat Works: Gender Equality by Design

by Iris Bohnet

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Poetry & essays

Call Us What We Carry book cover for Women's History Month collectionCall Us What We Carry

by Amanda Gorman

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Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions book cover for Women's History Month collectionOutrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions

by Gloria Steinem

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Men Explain Things to Me book cover for Women's History Month collectionMen Explain Things to Me

by Rebecca Solnit

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Business books

When Women Lead book coverWhen Women Lead: What They Achieve, Why They Succeed, and How We Can Learn from Them

by Julia Boorstin

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The Other book coverThe Other: How to Own Your Power at Work as a Woman of Color

by Daniela Pierre-Bravo

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Unfinished Business book cover for Women's History Month collectionUnfinished Business: Women Men Work Family

by Ann-Marie Slaughter

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Nevertheless, She Persisted book cover for Women's History Month collectionNevertheless, She Persisted: True Stories of Women Leaders in Tech

by Pratima Rao Gluckman

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The Moment of Lift book cover for Women's History Month collectionThe Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

by Melinda Gates

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Documentaries & docuseries

Aftershock documentary posterAftershock

Watch on: Hulu

 

 

 

 

RBG documentary poster for Women's History Month collectionRBG

Watch on: Netflix

 

 

 

 

Coded Bias documentary poster for Women's History Month collectionCoded Bias

Watch on: Netflix

 

 

 

 

A Ballerina's Tale movie poster for Women's History Month collectionA Ballerina’s Tale

Watch on: Amazon Prime Video , Google Play, Apple TV, YouTube

 

 

 

 

Period End of Sentence documentary poster for Women's History Month collectionPeriod. End of Sentence.

Watch on: Netflix

 

 

 

 

Pretty Strong documentary poster for Women's History Month collectionPretty Strong

Watch on: Vimeo on Demand

 

 

 

 

What Happened, Miss Simone?What Happened, Miss Simone?

Watch on: Netflix, Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video

 

 

 

 

Being Serena documentary poster for Women's History Month collectionBeing Serena

Watch on: HBO Max

 

 

 

 

Seeing Allred documentary poster for Women's History Month collectionSeeing Allred

Watch on: Netflix

 

 

 

 

Joan Didion The Center Will Not Hold documentary poster for Women's History Month collectionJoan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

Watch on: Netflix

 

 

 

 

Gloria: In Her Own Words documentary poster for Women's History Month collectionGloria: In Her Own Words

Watch on: HBO Max

 

 

 

 

 

Movies

She Said movie posterShe Said 

Watch on: Peacock TV, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV

 

 

 

 

The Woman King movie posterThe Woman King

Watch on: Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, Apple TV

 

 

 

 

Women Talking movie posterWomen Talking

Watch on: Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu

 

 

 

 

Everything Everywhere All at Once movie posterEverything Everywhere All at Once

Watch on: Hulu, Amazon Prime Video

 

 

 

 

Tar movie posterTár

Watch on: Peacock TV, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV

 

 

 

 

The Joy Luck Club movie poster for Women's History Month collectionThe Joy Luck Club

Watch on: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV

 

 

 

 

Queen of Katwe movie poster for Women's History Month collectionQueen of Katwe

Watch on: Apple TV

 

 

 

 

Roma movie poster for Women's History Month collectionRoma

Watch on: Netflix

 

 

 

 

Hidden FiguresHidden Figures

Watch on: Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video

 

 

 

 

Little Women movie poster for Women's History Month collectionLittle Women (2019)

Watch on: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV

 

 

 

 

Wild movie poster for Women's History Month collectionWild

Watch on: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV

 

 

 

 

Frida movie poster for Women's History Month collectionFrida

Watch on: Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max

 

 

 

 

Erin Brokovich movie poster 9 to 5 movie poster for Women's History Month collectionErin Brokovich

Watch on: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Peacock TV

 

 

 

 

9 to 5 movie poster for Women's History Month collection9 to 5

Watch on: Amazon Prime Video

 

 

 

 

The Color Purple movie poster for Women's History Month collectionThe Color Purple

Watch on: Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV

 

 

 

 

Set It Off movie poster for Women's History Month collectionSet It Off

Watch on: Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Tubi TV

 

 

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