6 Simple Rules for Political Leadership Success

While every woman’s path to achieving political leadership and influencing public policy is different, these rules help women get on the right track, argues Rebecca Sive in this excerpt from “Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide.”

Nancy Reiko Kato helps lead the annual Walk for Life in San Francisco, organized by Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights.

Women of Color Lead Reproductive Justice Fight

These activists fight for reproductive issues often overlooked by other advocates, such as forced sterilization and services for undocumented immigrants, says Nancy Reiko Kato in this excerpt from the anthology “Talking Back: Voices of Color.”

Ginny Gilder

Yale Rowers Stripped to Protest Unfair Conditions

More poetic than polemical, this cinematic call to action combines thrilling natural wonders with engaging glimpses of scientists at work. Other recommended April 17 openers: “Alex of Venice,” “Felix and Meira” and Disney’s “Monkey Kingdom.”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We Need Female Visions of World: Try These 5

For a month celebrating both literacy and women’s history, treat yourself to great reading from Lebanon’s Hanan al-Shaykh, Nigeria’s Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Zimbabwe’s Tsitsi Dangarembga, Algeria’s Assia Djebar and Iran’s Azar Nafisi.