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To the Woman (Season 2)

Series: To The Woman, Book 2
Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (118 ratings)

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Praise for series 1

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Last year I was lucky enough to join a panel of inspiring women on International Women’s Day to launch series one of this brilliant podcast. This year, I’m delighted to be taking the reigns as host of series two.

There’s nothing like the power of a collective, and when women come together, when we support one another, something truly magical happens. Through our bonds with the women who loved us, shaped us, heard us, saved us and surround us – we can begin to create a world that unleashes the full potential of everyone regardless of gender.

- June Sarpong OBE
June Sarpong

About the host

June Sarpong OBE is an author, diversity advocate and one of the most recognisable faces on British television. Currently the BBC’s Director of Creative Diversity, June began her career at Kiss 100 and later became a presenter for MTV UK & Ireland. At Channel 4’s T4 she interviewed and introduced some of the world’s biggest names including HRH Prince of Wales, Bill Clinton, Al Gore and George Clooney. June has worked extensively with HRH Prince Charles as an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust.

June is a regular panellist on Sky News’ weekly current affairs discussion show The Pledge and the author of two award winning books; Diversify: Six Degrees of Integration and The Power of Women.

Summary

To the Woman is Audible UK’s flagship podcast series for International Women’s Day.

Celebrated as “utterly gripping, brave, honest” (Sunday Times), “poignant” (Financial Times), “a heart-warming display of sisterhood” (Elle) and “inspirational” (Grazia), season two is hosted by June Sarpong OBE - a former To the Woman (Season 1) contributor and the BBC’s first Director of Creative Diversity.

In this series, June brings together a group of exceptional women from both sides of the Atlantic to celebrate inspirational women from around the world. Each episode begins with a prompt: “To the woman …” followed by five themes - “To the woman that shaped me,” “To the woman that loved me,” “To the woman that heard me,” “To the woman that saved me,” and “To the women that surround me.” What begins as a simple prompt becomes a larger narrative of love, friendship and a celebration of women.

Contributors for To the Woman (Season 2) include: Rose McGowan, Jess Philips, Ruth Davidson, Munroe Bergdorf, Bonnie Greer, Gina Martin, Anita Sarkeesian, Jada Sezer, Rosie Jones, Helen Lederer, Laura Bates, Sinéad Burke, Miranda Kane, Nora Monsecour, Jen Agg, Zing Tsjeng, Sabrina Mafouz, Sophie Scott, Deborah Coughlin and Alix Fox.

This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 5 episodes to your Library now.

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Elderly? Not while i draw breath!

l loved this, I have been listening to it in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, retired, feeling isolated, a bit sorry for myself, inside I feel in my 30s, so much I still want to do with my life, and yet it's people's attitudes to someone of my age that annoy me! The other day a friend made the comment re isolating yourself and said in all seriousness "you and other elderly", to say I was affronted and annoyed is to put it mildly, cheeky cow! Some of the letters have reaffirmed my belief that just because you are a woman of a certain age, you should not let others opinions, actions or beliefs lead you to act or be, less than you know you are, I have no intention of ever being "elderly" or of being who I am not just to fit in with their presumptions. if that makes me a "difficult" woman, then so be it, it has taken me a very long time to get this confident and comfortable in my own skin and I will allow no one to undermine me however well meaning they may be.

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Inspirational and comforting.

This podcast serves as a reminder of just how blooming lucky we are to be surrounded by powerful women. I listened to it during lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic and when you are already missing those closest to you, the letters feel all the more personal and really hit a nerve. I have been inspired to write to my women. To the women that matter to me. Thank you for the reminders, the inspiration and the comfort in knowing that I too am blessed with such wonderful, wonderful women.

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munroe bergdorf is not a woman

do we really need a man who's pushing a vapid hypersexualized pantomime version of our sex representing us? we are not a costume. Sick to death of men opting in to tell us how it's done. women are adult human females not the current or formerly bepenised no matter how made-up and splattered with glitter.

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Empowering women book

It's a strong book, at some point felt my tears rolling down my cheeks. Strongly recommend buying it

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Inspirational and Incredible celebration of women

Just what I needed on a dreary Sunday. To the Women had me laughing, crying and thinking about and loving even more, all the incredible women in my life. loved this

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nice audio book

can people please stop complaining about the timeline being confusing? It was very clearly colored differently in the past. The film was very well done in all technically aspects, plus some very fine acting and lines that land very powerfully. The overall story is compelling and well paced, with a strong willed heroine to boot.

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To the women

I just really enjoyed the stories .thank for sharing. brave to sharing your stories please do some more

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I needed this!

I did not realise that I needed to hear these. AMAZING I am the better for coming across this series. Thank you xx

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Amazing

Amazing, inspiring, moving, funny... heartfelt! I loved this podcast so much and the letters read were diverse, interesting and felt as honest as possible.

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inspirational and amazing

inspirational and amazingly refreshing to be reminded of how formidable women are. A very moving and motivational listen.