The following books inspire women to thrive, flourish, and follow their professional dreams. They also help women set clear and meaningful goals, create a vision for their future and offer invaluable tools to help women act and succeed!
Step Up, Step Out: A Girl’s Guide to Empowerment, Self-Leadership, and Success offers relevant and practical professional lessons for today’s working women—whether finishing college or already pursuing a career. Inspired by 5 years of research, this book is a compellation of tried and true best practices aimed at empowering women in the workforce as they strive to live full professional and personal lives. At the end of each lesson, the reader is provided with Step Up Doables, hands-on activities to concretize each lesson. These are practical and realistic actions each woman can take to further enhance her reading experience.
“An essential resource for any working woman, What Works for Women at Work is a comprehensive and insightful guide for mastering office politics as a woman. Authored by Joan C. Williams, one of the nation’s most-cited experts on women and work, and her daughter, writer Rachel Dempsey, this unique book offers a multi-generational perspective into the realities of today’s workplace. Often women receive messages that they have only themselves to blame for failing to get ahead–Negotiate more! Stop being such a wimp! Stop being such a witch! What Works for Women at Work tells women it’s not their fault. The simple fact is that office politics often benefits men over women.” -Goodreads
“Grounded in the realities of the real world, by someone who lives there, this title is suitable for any woman who has ever groaned at the presumed impossibility of building and maintaining a successful career, a fulfilling personal life, health and happiness.” -Goodreads
“Based on five years of proprietary research, How Remarkable Women Lead speaks to you as no other book has, with its hopeful outlook and unique ideas about success. It’s the new “right stuff” of leadership, raising provocative issues such as whether feminine leadership traits (for women and men) are better suited for our fast-changing, hyper-competitive, and increasingly complex world.
The authors, McKinsey & Company consultants Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston, establish the links between joy, happiness, and distinctive performance with the ground-breaking model of Centered Leadership.” -Goodreads
“Lead Like A Woman guides women to see more of who they really are, and get more of what they truly want. Based on the award-winning leadership development program, this journey helps women uncover the stories and blocks that hold them back, and gives them the tested roadmap and tools to create the career and life they long for.” -LLAW Website
“Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In is a massive cultural phenomenon and its title has become an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of bestseller lists internationally, igniting global conversations about women and ambition. Sandberg packed theatres, dominated opinion pages, appeared on every major television show and on the cover of Time magazine, and sparked ferocious debate about women and leadership.” -Goodreads