International Womens Day – Celebrating Female Authors


International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first​ ​March 8​ ​IWD gathering supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere.


This year’s campaign theme is #PressforProgress:
“With the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away – there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress…Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity… A strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.” –


We would like to use this opportunity to celebrate a list of empowering female authors whose books CPI have printed over the years:

  • The hate U give, Angie Thomas
  • The World’s Wife, Carol Ann Duffy
  • Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions + We Should All Be Feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing
  • Red Dust Road, Jackie Kay
  • Plum, Hollie McNish
  • The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston
  • The end we start from, Megan Hunter
  • The Mother of All Questions, Rebecca Solnit
  • Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf


“Our philosophy at CPI is to behave with integrity and treat everyone with the respect they deserve. I am very proud to work for a company that sees the person rather than their gender and know that CPI reap the benefits of this through a fair and progressive employment strategy.” – Tanya Dunbar, Managing Director for Trade Books.