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International Women’s Day 2023: Five Phenomenal Women’s Authors

By Sadie Tory

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Who runs the world? Girls!

For more than 100 years, International Women’s Day has marked the celebration and commemoration of women’s inimitable achievements, and an official day to take a stand for the acceleration of a diverse, gender-equal world where our differences are valued.

Since SO’s founding in 1983, we have proudly and actively stood up for women’s rights through our unique and impactful cause-driven campaigns, our ongoing charitable initiatives, and by advancing PR excellence alongside the incredibly brilliant and creative superstars who make up our agency.

Today – and every day, we’re celebrating fearless, talented women who’ve left an indelible mark on the world; who’ve beat the odds and made notable accomplishments; who’ve transformed perceptions and paved the way for more and more women to achieve great success.

To celebrate International Women’s Day in 2023, our SO Culture Club, comprised of self-motivated culture leaders and voracious readers, have compiled a short list of favourite female authors. Who would you add to the list?

1. Aliza Licht

Who better to head up our list than former DKNY PR GIRL, Aliza Licht?! Author of Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It In Your Career. Rock Social Media., Licht inspired a generation of now-PR pros to leave their mark and run the world.

2. Maya Angelou

Memoirist, poet-laureate of the US and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou not only wrote the ever-memorable, much-celebrated I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she was an actress, director, producer, fry cook and nightclub performer, to name a few of her accomplishments.

3. Heather O’Neill

Canadian novelist, poet, short story writer, screenwriter and journalist, Heather O’Neill penned the celebrated, gritty and heart-wrenching Lullabies for Little Criminals. This Montreal-born, award-winning author is an inspiration to Canadian literature junkies.

4. Danee Wilson

SO’s very own bright and talented archaeologist-turned-Consultant, Danee Wilson published her first-ever novel, Murder at San Miguel with Radiant Press, while simultaneously starting her budding PR career at our agency. We couldn’t be prouder of Danee’s accomplishments and look forward to her second book!

5. Margaret Atwood

Canada’s gift to the literary world and pop culture, Margaret Atwood is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, teacher, environmental and civil rights activist and inventor of an automatic autograph-signing machine, who is most famous for her book-turned-TV hit, The Handmaid’s Tale.

Sadie Tory is a Senior Manager, Accounts & Culture at Strategic Objectives.


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