Six Books to Read This Summer

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As we head into the months of poolside lounging and family vacations, we have compiled a list of empowering books to enjoy during your leisure time. Happy reading!

How Women Rise
by Marshall Goldsmith and Sally Helgesen
The authors identify 12 self-defeating habits that hinder women from progressing in their careers – from reluctance to claim achievements to being a chronic pleaser – and how to change for the better.

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead 
by Sheryl Sandberg
In Lean In, former Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg shares personal stories, uses research to shine a light on gender differences, and offers practical advice on negotiation techniques and mentorship to help women achieve their goals.

Atomic Habits
by James Clear
This book presents strategies to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that help lead to an improved life. It will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies needed to transform your habits.

The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women’s Dead-End Work
by Linda Babcock, Brenda Peyser, Lise Vesterlund and Laurie R. Weingart
The authors’ groundbreaking research uncovered that women everywhere are unfairly burdened with “non-promotable work” (i.e. planning office parties). This book provides personal stories, assessments and innovative advice to help advance women’s careers and achieve equity in the 21st century.

Why Men Win at Work
by Gill Whitty-Collins
In her debut book, Whitty-Collins provides examples of the invisible, unconscious and unintended barriers that sabotage us in the workplace and limit our shared success. She shares powerful insights and workable advice on how to tackle the gender inequality issue.

That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together
by Joanne Lipman
Filled with illuminating anecdotes, data from relevant studies, and stories from Lipman’s own journey to the top of a male-dominated industry, this book is about why empowering women as true equals is an essential goal for us all – and offers a roadmap for getting there.