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We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere

By Gillian Anderson + Jennifer Nadel


G.Anderson + J.Nadel WE

Please join us as co-author Jennifer Nadel is our guest for the October Global Read!

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 9 AM Pacific Time 

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Cost: Suggested donation $10 US.
We will offer this program free to those whose resources are limited.


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Urgent and provocative, We: A Manifesto for Women Everwhere is “part self-help, part social theory, centered in the idea that instead of having it ‘all,’ women can live happier, better lives by becoming more free” (Glamour), from longtime friends Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel.

We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere is an uplifting, timely, and practical manual for creating change in women’s lives, with nine universal principles that help you confront life’s inevitable emotional and spiritual challenges. It’s about transitioning from a me-first culture and imagining what a we-based world might look like.

In We, Anderson and Nadel ask why so many women are locked in cycles of depression, addiction, self-criticism, and even self-harm. How much more effective and powerful would we all be if we replaced our current patterns of competition, criticism, and comparison with collaboration, cooperation, and compassion?

Putting these values at the center of our lives allows each of us to be happier and more empowered, and to replace harmful habits with a more positive, peaceful, and rewarding way of being. We is a rallying cry for “every woman, everywhere on the planet. Open to any page. And there you will find a truth that can set you free” (Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom).

About the Authors


Gillian Anderson is an award-winning film, television, and theatre actress who rose to international fame playing FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the long-running series The X-Files. Other television roles include Lady Dedlock in Bleak House, Miss Havisham in Great Expectations, both BBC adaptations of Dickens novels. She is well-known as DSU Stella Gibson in the BBC crime series The Fall, Bedelia DuMaurier in the Hannibal series, and sex therapist Jean Milburn in the Netflix comedy series, Sex Education. Film roles include the ill-fated Lily Bart in The House of Mirth, Lady Edwina Mountbatten in Viceroy's House and major roles in Playing by Heart, The Last King of Scotland, and The Spy Who Dumped Me. Recent theatre roles include Blanche DuBois in the Young Vic's critically-acclaimed A Streetcar Named Desire and Margo Channing in the 2019 production of All About Eve in London's West End. Among other honors, she has won a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and an Evening Standard Theatre Award. In 2016 Anderson was appointed an honorary OBE (Order of the British Empire) for her services to drama. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Jennifer Nadel is Co-Director of the UK based think tank, Compassion in Politics and Director of Compassionate Politics at CCARE, Stanford University. She was CEO of the Global Compassion Coalition and sits on its Board. A qualified barrister, teacher, author and  award winning broadcast journalist who speaks widely on compassion, activism and women’s rights and runs workshops on inner and outer compassionate change for individuals and organisations. She has stood for the UK Parliament twice. Her most recent book,  co-edited with Matt Hawkins for Routledge, is  a collection of essays on how compassion can transform our politics, economy and society.


About the Host


Anum Mulla, Charter for Compassion Board of Trustees member

Anum is a writer, editor, and an empathy & compassion cultivation facilitator. With roots in India, Pakistan, the Middle East, and Canada, she is passionate about the fluid interrelation of cultures and perspectives and is a strong advocate of social justice and reform. She studied political science and history at the University of Toronto. Her work is rooted in the belief of a metaphysical alignment of the core human values of empathy and compassion.

Anum is an active member of the Charter for Compassion through which she focuses on engaging more youth in compassionate actions. She is a Level II Facilitator of the Compassionate Integrity Training Program (Center for Compassion Integrity & Secular Ethics), a Social Emotional & Ethical Learning Facilitator (Emory University), and a Crossing Borders Education Facilitator. Anum spearheaded the CIT for Educators in South Asia, CIT for Educators in Africa, and CIT for Young Changemakers programs, as well as the CIT Facilitator Trainings for UNESCO | MGIEP. She continues to facilitate compassion based education trainings across the globe.


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