6 Female Authors With Confident And Unique Voices

In today's crowded marketplace, you can't be timid or unclear if you want to be memorable. These authors have all found their creative voice, writing bold prose that sticks with the reader, ensuring that their words will resonate long after you put their books down. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

6 Female Authors Leaving a Lasting Impression

Name Popular Titles
Priya Parker The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters
L.J. MacWhirter Black Snow Falling
Susan Straight In the Country of Women I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots Between Heaven and Here
Eileen Lichtenstein SOAR! with Resilience™: The Interactive Book for Overcoming Obstacles & Achieving Success
Sara Avant Stover The Way of the Happy Woman: Living the Best Year of Your Life The Book of SHE: Your Heroine's Journey into the Heart of Feminine Power
Jennifer Hallock Under the Sugar Sun Tempting Hymn Sugar Moon

Priya Parker Offers Three Steps to Turn Everyday Get-Togethers into Transformative Gatherings

Organizations That Support Girls and Women Worldwide

Organization Mission
The ERA Coalition Work with partner organizations to provide a strong forum for all voices, inclusive and multi-generational, and build a groundswell moving towards equality
Paradigm for Parity Achieve a new norm in the corporate world, in which women and men have equal power, status, and opportunity
Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship Accelerate entrepreneurship to end global poverty and protect the planet
The GBV Prevention Network Prevent violence against women throughout Africa
Nest Build a new handworker economy to increase global workforce inclusivity, improve women’s wellbeing beyond factories, and preserve important cultural traditions around the world
DIY Girls Increase girls’ interest and success in technology, engineering, and making through innovative educational experiences and mentor relationships
The UN Women for Peace Association Advance the goals of academic and charitable organizations that provide opportunities for women to partake in the global peace building process through social, cultural, educational, and women empowerment programs
Women in Biz Network Help business owners and professionals connect, share, and grow in their business lives
The Karadah Project Build sustainable and long-term solutions in partnership with the people of Iraq and Afghanistan

Susan Straight Wins the LA Times Book Prizes 2013 Robert Kirsch Award

In Depth

Whether it be fiction, memoirs, or guides for achieving success, there are countless women authors offering compelling and insightful titles. Among the themes these writers explore are empowerment, history, and personal growth. Here, in no particular order, are female writers with bold and noteworthy voices.

At #1 is Priya Parker, author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters, and the host of the New York Times podcast Together Apart. Her work has been featured across numerous media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, NPR, Forbes, the TODAY Show, and Morning Joe.

Parker is a founding member of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network, and a senior expert at Mobius Executive Leadership. She studied organizational design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and political and social thought at the University of Virginia.

Parker is a founding member of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network, and a senior expert at Mobius Executive Leadership.

Entering the list at #2 is L.J. MacWhirter, who writes fiction for young adults and older readers. She is the author of the Elizabethan fantasy Black Snow Falling. It was nominated for the 2019 CILIP Carnegie Medal and the Historical Association's Young Quills Award. The Oban Times hails it as a gripping read for all ages.

MacWhirter speaks at festivals, schools, and other events for young people age eleven and older, as well as adults. Among her appearances are the Soutar Festival of Words, the Interesting Times Book Tour, and various Wee Write programs. She also conducts creative writing workshops. She resides in Edinburgh with her husband and family.

Coming in at #3 is Susan Straight. Her memoir, In the Country of Women, is based on stories from her African American husband's female ancestors. She has also published the novels, Between Heaven and Here, Take One Candle Light a Room, and Highwire Moon, a finalist for the National Book Award.

Her memoir, In the Country of Women, is based on stories from her African American husband's female ancestors.

Straight's short stories and essays have been published in The New Yorker, The Guardian, and Reader's Digest. She's the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Pushcart Prize in Fiction, and an Edgar Award, given by the Mystery Writers of America. She is a Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at The University of California, Riverside.

In the #4 spot is Eileen Lichtenstein, a coach and trainer who specializes in stress reduction management, effective communication, and career issues. She is the author of the books, Overcome Overwhelm NOW, Anger Management, and Gain Clarity & Confidence with EFT. She has contributed articles to Huffington Post and This Entrepreneurial Life, and been featured in Newsday and Long Island Business News.

Lichtenstein hosts workshops and seminars for wellness in the workplace, covering such topics as sensitivity training and leadership. Her Emotional Freedom Techniques, which consist of energy meridian tapping combined with coaching, assist with smoking cessation and depression. Her certifications and affiliations include Corporate Coach University and Strathmore's Who's Who.

Lichtenstein hosts workshops and seminars for wellness in the workplace, covering such topics as sensitivity training and leadership.

At #5 is Sara Avant Stover, author of The Way of the Happy Woman: Living the Best Year of Your Life, and The Book of SHE: Your Heroine's Journey into the Heart of Feminine Power. Her speaking engagements include, The Wealthy Thought Leader Conference, Emerging Women Power Party, and Truthteller Tour.

She is the creator of the world's first women's yoga teacher training. Stover graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Columbia University's all-female school, Barnard College. She has been featured in Newsweek, Huffington Post, Natural Health, and on ABC, NBC, and CBS. She resides in Santa Barbara, California.

Finishing up the list at #6 is novelist Jennifer Hallock. Her Sugar Sun series is a set of historical romances that take place during the early twentieth century. Titles include Tempting Hymn and Sugar Moon. Author Courtney Milan hails the books as must reads, while Romancing the Social Sciences praises the modern presentation of race, class, and gender.

Her Sugar Sun series is a set of historical romances that take place during the early twentieth century.

Hallock holds a master's degree in international affairs from Georgetown University with a focus in Asian studies. Among her speaking engagements and presentations are the history of America in the Philippines, and tips for writer's groups on incorporating real life events into fiction.