We are proud to announce the winner of the 2015 WOMEN'S WAY Book Prize!
The Book Prize event , featuring a moderated coversation with the author, will be held on May 19, 2015
Established in 2007, this prize honors the legacy of Ernesta Drinker Ballard, a WOMEN’S WAY founder, first president of its Board of Directors and extraordinary champion for women and girls.
WOMEN’S WAY Book Prize Honorees:
Joan Blades and Kristin Rowe-Finkbeine (2007)
The Motherhood Manifesto
Ann Fessler (2008)
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (2009)
Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History
Michelle Goldberg (2010)
The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World
Rebecca Traister (2012)
Big Girls Don’t Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for Women
Madeleine Kunin (2013)
The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work and Family
Jody Raphael (2014)
Rape is Rape: How Denial, Distortion, and Victim-Blaming are Fueling a Hidden Acquaintance Rape Crisis (2014)
Interested in joining the book prize review committee? Please contact Kim Arena at [email protected].
2016 Nomination Guidelines:
1. Books must be authored or co-authored by a woman. Co-authored books are eligible for the prize, but a female author must have played a significant role in authoring the book.
2. Full-length books of fiction and nonfiction are eligible. Collections of short stories and collections of essays by one author are eligible. Collections of short stories and collections of essays compiled by an editor are ineligible.
3. The book must have been published between January 1, 2014 and May 20, 2015 (books previously considered in the 2015 cycle will not be reconsidered)
4. Books must be written or translated into English and must be available for purchase in the United States.
5. Previous recipients of the Book Prize are eligible.
6. Books must address at least one of the following issues: Equality, Safety, Self-Sufficiency, Reproductive Freedom, Women’s Leadership, or Women’s History.
7. The book must align with the work of WOMEN’S WAY or is not obviously in opposition of our work.
8. Books must be accessible to a non-academic audience.