Megillah Reading by Women

Question: Is it appropriate for women to organize a Megillah reading and read for themselves?
A: Certainly not. There are many problems with doing so. Some authorities rule that a woman should not read for herself but hear it from a man (Magen Avraham #689). There is a doubt as to whether she can fulfill the Mitzvah for other women (Sha'ar Ha-Tziyun ibid,). There is doubt as to the correct formula of the blessing (Shulchan Aruch ibid.). And we should not change the established order of the prayers as has been done over the generations (Shut Rashba 1:323). Perhaps there is also a rebellion against the Halachah in doing so (see Shut Igrot Moshe, Orach Chaim 4:49). There is also a problem of immodesty even though they are alone (Shut Eretz Tzvi #12 of Ha-Rav Tzvi Schachter).
It is therefore preferable to act in the same manner as all the wise and righteous women throughout all the generation (Be-Ikvei Ha-Tzon, pp. 21-37 and Ha-Rav Yosef Soloveitchik in "Mi-Penini Ha-Rav", p. 68). But there are many other blessings that women can recite throughout their lives without any problem, and may a blessing come upon them.