This International Women’s Day Audible, brings you a curated list of empowering, enlightening and educating audio memoirs of women who made it to the zenith and share their stories of their triumphs.
Becoming, by Michelle Obama
“Even when it’s not pretty or perfect. Even when it’s more real than you want it to be. Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.”
The famous and bestselling memoir, ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama, is a deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations and whose story inspires us to do the same. In this memoir, Michelle takes the listener into her world, chronicling the experiences that shaped her. From her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world’s most famous address, The White House, ‘Becoming’ has it all!
Unfinished, by Priyanka Chopra Jonas
“Own your choices. Have the courage of conviction.”
Actress Priyanka Chopra’s memoir ‘Unfinished’ highlights crucial moments of her life and twenty-year-long career. From working as an actress-producer to UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, her marriage to the American singer and actor Nick Jonas and more, this audiobook is Priyanka’s “collection of personal essays, stories and observations”. Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ story will inspire generations worldwide to gather their courage, embrace their ambition and commit to the hard work of following their dreams.
PS: Unfinished was the “Most Played New Release” audiobook in India in 2021
The Truths We Hold – An American Journey, by Kamala Harris
“My daily challenge to myself is to be part of the solution, to be a joyful warrior in the battle to come. My challenge to you is to join that effort. To stand up for our ideals and our values. Let’s not throw up our hands when it’s time to roll up our sleeves. Not now. Not tomorrow. Not ever.”
‘The Truths We Hold: An American Journey’ by Kamala Harris is a memoir that allows listeners to know where she came from and what she plans to do for her country. The audiobook is part memoir and part political manifesto. Kamala, in the audiobook, talks about her childhood and upbringing, her career in law and politics and more. She weaves personal and political throughout the audiobook, showing the experiences that shaped her beliefs and highlighting what she’s done professionally.
Indomitable – A Working Woman’s Notes on Work, Life and Leadership, by Arundhati Bhattacharya
“Most of the time, women believe that what lies ahead is a precipice. Whereas, if you continue to drive and stay on the path, the road will open up in front of you, and you will reach your destination. You don’t need to turn around and abandon the journey.”
Indomitable is the story of Arundhati’s life as a banker and the challenges she faced in a male-dominated bastion. Her audiobook takes the listener through her childhood and early education in the 1960s, getting to Kolkata for her college education and then into the State Bank of India (SBI), where she started her career. The life of a woman banker with a family in a frequently transferable job isn’t easy. In Arundhati’s life, too, there were breaking points when she almost thought of quitting her career to balance her aspirations with her family’s needs. But she didn’t give up. Instead, she faced her challenges with humour and positivity and took up every assignment as a new chapter in learning and adapting. So listen to this audiobook now and get inspired!
Indra Nooyi – A Biography, by Annapoorna
“The core of the concept of success lies in knowing what you want to do in life and those who have triumphed at figuring out that issue should consider themselves tremendously blessed.”
Indira Nooyi’s meteoric rise and success has been charted by every newspaper and business journal globally, but how many of us know the person behind the image? The audiobook traces her life from her early years in Chennai to her struggles to establish herself in the corporate world. It follows her journey from the times she moved to the US, got married and continued her steady rise till her current position as the CEO of the second-largest food-and-beverage company in the world.