At the beginning of March, novelist, Guardian Opinion editor, journalist and Mslexia Issue 56 guest editor Kira Cochrane unleashes her new book on the world. Modern Women: 52 Pioneers is timely celebration of some of the most influential and inspiring women that have changed the world through their lives, work and actions.

With seismic political changes under way, and not a few of our readers pounding the pavements in protest, here is a beautiful guide to the role-models and trailblazers that came before. From suffragettes to scientists, activists to artists, politicians to pilots and writes to riot grrrls, they’ve led extraordinary lives and have paved the way for change and equality in their own ways.

Here at Mslexia Towers, we are very excited to offer you the chance to win one of five copies of Modern Women: 52 Pioneers. To throw your hat in the ring, simply answer the following question:

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