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Women Who Work

In response to the Electric Lit article, "Where Are All the Memoirs About Women and Work?" we made a list. Naturally!

by Kerry Clare · Tagged careers, women


Swinging a Hammer in a Man's World

by (author) Kate Braid

My Mother's Daughter

A Memoir

by (author) Rona Maynard

Whenever You’re Ready

Nora Polley on Life as a Stratford Festival Stage Manager

by (author) Shawn DeSouza-Coelho

Bomb Girls

Trading Aprons for Ammo

by (author) Barbara Dickson

Mothers and Others

The Role of Parenthood in Politics

edited by Melanee Thomas & Amanda Bittner

Light Years

Memoir of a Modern Lighthouse Keeper

by (author) Caroline Woodward

Eating Dirt

Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe

by (author) Charlotte Gill

Mudgirls Manifesto

Handbuilt Homes, Handcrafted Lives

by (author) The Mudgirls Natural Building Collective

Mayann Francis

An Honourable Life

by (author) Mayann Francis


A Wry and Closely Observed Look at the Lives of Women and Girls

by (author) Elizabeth Renzetti

In Other Words

How I Fell in Love with Canada One Book at a Time

by (author) Anna Porter

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

Ten Years of Misadventures in Coffee

by (author) Annabel Townsend

Pursuing Giraffe

A 1950s Adventure

by (author) Anne Innis Dagg

Bet On Me

Leading and Succeeding in Business and in Life

by (author) Annette Verschuren

Outsiders Still

Why Women Journalists Love - and Leave - Their Newspaper Careers

by (author) Vivian Smith

Gumboot Girls

Adventure, Love & Survival on the North Coast of British Columbia

edited by Lou Allison
compiled by Jane Wilde

On Mockingbird Hill

Memories of Dharma Bums, Madcaps and Fire Lookouts

by (author) Mary Theresa Kelly

Dirty Work

My Gruelling, Glorious, Life-changing Summer In the Wilderness

by (author) Anna Maxymiw

Female Doctors in Canada

Experience and Culture

edited by Earle Waugh, Shirley Schipper & Shelley Ross

The Ursula Franklin Reader

Pacifism as a Map

by (author) Ursula Franklin
introduction by Michelle Swenarchuk

A Woman in Engineering

Memoirs of a Trailblazer. An Autobiography by Monique (Aubry) Frize

by (author) Monique Frize

Into the Planet

by (author) Jill Heinerth

Always Pack a Candle

A Nurse in the Cariboo-Chilcotin

by (author) Marion McKinnon Crook