Five biographies signifying Women's Day theme #ChooseToChallenge
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Five biographies signifying Women's Day theme #ChooseToChallenge

They challenged the norms set for women and struggled their way to success

Five biographies signifying Women's Day theme #ChooseToChallenge

New Delhi: The International Women's Day is slated to come next month. On this Women's Day in 2021, the theme is #ChooseToChallenge. The International Women's Day 2021 website said, “A challenging world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge."

This inspired us to bring you the best five women's biographies who chose to challenge the world. They challenged the norms set for women and struggled their way to success. These are women who took the world by storm and surfaced up as strong leaders.

These are women who led by example in their domain. Though it's difficult to put so many women who showered the world with love and light, we have handpicked some of the best biographies written and available in the market. These are must-read books for all the women. It may validate your feelings and your journey especially if you think you are still struggling. Or in other cases, they may prove to be inspiring and good reads of course.

The Truths We Hold: An American Journey

Kamala Devi Harris was born to two immigrant parents: a Black father and an Indian mother. She is the United States' first female Vice President in the US history, and the first African American and first Asian American Vice President. In this book, she communicates and shares her journey to the top. She talks about her mantra gained through shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values and grapples with complex issues that affect America and the world at large. In her memoir, Kamala Harris calls for social change but plays the inside game.


It is an autobiography of Michelle Obama. It was published by Penguin Vikings. Michelle Robinson Obama served as First Lady of the US from 2009 to 2017. This book is claimed to be an intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it – in her own words and on her own terms.

Unfinished: A memoir

The book is written by Priyanka Chopra Jonas and published by Penguin Random House India.  Priyanka Chopra Jonas is a multifaceted talent who is one of the most recognised personalities in the world. Readers looking for a glimpse into what it takes to succeed in the massive Indian film industry will find it here, and they'll also find an honest account of the challenges Priyanka faced while navigating her career, both in the Bollywood and the Hollywood.

Indira Gandhi: A Biography

The book was published by Penguin Random House India and written by Pupul Jayakar, an author and Indian cultural activist. She passed away in 1997. She was also a close personal friend to the Nehru-Gandhi family. In her book "Indira Gandhi: A Biography," she explained Indira Gandhi's life was part of the unfolding history of India, intricately woven with India's past and future. Pupul Jayakar uncovered the many personalities that lay hidden within Mrs Gandhi. Much more than a political biography.

Citizen Delhi: My Times, My Life

The late and former Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit uncovered her life journey and a career spanning over three decades, how she struggled within the party, and her life in general through this book. She chooses to let the reader get a glimpse of her life's journey. She revealed that how she never wanted to be in politics, but destiny willed otherwise – a destiny shaped by her liberal upbringing in a Punjabi household.