27 empowering biographies by inspirational women you need to read

From memoirs written by iconic actors to manifestos by change-making activists, there is a wide range of books about female empowerment that showcase inspiring women and their incredible lives.

The stories of how these incredible women have changed – and continue to change – the world we live in serve as a timely reminder of the importance of drive, determination and passion. These thought-provoking and important reads belong on any best books list because they allow readers to learn more about the lives of some inspirational women, from Malala Yousafzai to Tarana Burke and Gloria Steinem.