Last Minute Stocking Fillers for Teen Girls

We put our heads together at WIBF to help those of you who are still short of an idea or two for Christmas. We focused on stocking fillers for teen girls because we hope these girls will be some of the first to enter a workplace which offers women equal opportunities to reach their full potential. Enjoy your shopping and your holidays and a Merry Christmas from WIBF!

1. Suffragette Tote Bag

This striking image is taken from a 1908 poster design by Caroline Marsh Watts for the Artists Suffrage League. The figure of The Bugler Girl came to represent the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies in the ongoing struggle for the vote. A perfect ethical gift for the modern suffragette!


2. Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World by Kate Pankhurst.

Suggested by WIBF’s head of Operations Maria Dickson, this bookis the ideal introduction to just a few of the most incredible women who helped shaped the world we live in. Featuring figures include, Jane Austen, Gertrude Ederle, Coco Chanel, Marie Curie, Mary Anning and Mary Seacole.


3. Once Upon a Time in Birmingham: Women who dared to dream by Louise Palyfreyman

This was Jennie Koo, WIBF’s Chair of our Birmingham Branch suggestion. Whether you are from The Midlands or not, this lively introduction to thirty of Birmingham’s most awe-inspiring women, past and present is an inspiring read.


4. The Woman Cards

We love Zebby and Zach Wahl’s The Woman Cards, a small art project on Kickstarter inspired by Hillary Clinton’s response to the accusation by Donald Trump that she was playing “the woman card.”

If you don’t have time to get these US based cards then why not buy Little Feminist Playing Cards . They feature colourful illustrated portraits of real women who have made historical impact on the world. Including: Frida Kahlo, Ella Fitzgerald, Cleopatra, Queen Elizabeth I, Indira Gandhi, Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart and Billie Jean King.


5. International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is on 8 March 2019 to celebrate women’s achievements, while calling for gender balance. There are events going on in London, Edinburgh and Bristol as well as across the UK and the world. Not all gifts have to be gift wrapped! Why not pledge to take your daughter on her first march or to one of the special events held that day? #BalanceforBetter.


6. What Works

WIBF were delighted to announce Iris Bohnet as one of our patrons this year. Her book What Works hands us the tools we need to move the needle in classrooms and boardrooms, in hiring and promotion, benefiting businesses, governments, and the lives of millions. More suitable for older teens and undergraduates.


7. Becoming Michelle Obama

As First Lady of the United States of America - the first African-American to serve in that role - she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. Becoming Michelle Obama In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era.


8. The Breadwinner

Based on Deborah Ellis’s young adult novel and produced by Angelina Jolie, The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001, a society in which women have no face or voice. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is an inspiring and luminously animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times.


9. I Am a Feminist 2019 Daily Calendar: Quotes That Empower

With quotes that galvanize and inspire, I Am a Feminist 2019 Daily Calendar unites the many strong voices that celebrate the past, present, and future of feminism. I Am a Feminist 2019 Daily Calendar: Quotes That Empower


10. Museum of London’s Votes for Women exhibition

Museum of London’s Votes for Women exhibition runs between 2 February - 27 March at The Museum of London to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first women in the UK getting the vote with displays and events including iconic objects from the museum’s vast Suffragette collection, including Emmeline Pankhurst’s hunger strike medal.


11. Nimbl

Head of programmes Liz Hughes told us, “Financial independence is so important. Help your daughter learn the skills she needs to survive and thrive!” Liz suggested Nimbl, a prepaid debit card allowing your child (from 8-18) to learn about financial independence. The modern way to manage pocket money!


12. FT Heroes

Heroes: champions of women in business. The second annual ranking of female and male executives who have made a substantial difference to women’s careers. It is vitally important we recognise women who lead the way and what better way to settle down to read this list of remarkable women than with some chocolate!

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