In the steps of exceptional women: the story of the Fawcett Society
In the steps of exceptional women is the first book to trace the history of the Fawcett Society. The book stretches from Fawcett's origins in the suffrage movement in 1866, right up to its role as a cutting edge organisation campaigning for equality 150 years later. While the figure of Millicent Fawcett dominates the first sixty years, she has been followed by a whole series of exceptional women since then. The author’s unique insider/outsider viewpoint allows a fascinating picture of both the triumphs (including the birth of the Women’s Library) and the challenges of running an organisation which has been fighting for equality since the 19th century.
Jane Grant has been a practioner, activist and researcher in the women’s movement for more than thirty years. She has been a member of the Fawcett Society for as many years, three of those on its Executive. She helped to found the National Alliance of Women’s Organisation (NAWO) and her doctorate, from the University of Kent, was on The Governance of Women’s Organisations. She remains fascinated by how organisations work.
ISBN 978 0 9935344 1 6
178 pages paperback
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