2018

Bad feminist
by Roxane Gay

“This is a collection of essays about feminism. The author Roxane Gay has her unique view on what feminism means for a queer person growing up in an immigrant family in the United States. She reflects on events that happen in her own life and tries to figure out what feminism is for her. Her writing is sharp and the essays are filled with humor and insights. It is an excellent read.”  – Huan (volunteer)

Cern scientist: ‘Physics built by men – not by invitation’
by Pallab Ghosh

A senior scientist has given what has been described as a “highly offensive” presentation about the role of women in physics, the BBC has learned. At a workshop organised by Cern, Prof Alessandro Strumia of Pisa University said that “physics was invented and built by men, it’s not by invitation”.

Memo to the Silicon Valley boys’ club: Arlan Hamilton has no time for your BS
by Ainsley Harris

Hamilton knows that she stands out—she is the only black, queer woman to have ever built a venture capital firm from scratch. She also knows that she has a reputation for being direct, particularly when it comes to Silicon Valley biases, and how her own story is portrayed.

Mentalligence: A New Psychology of Thinking: Learn What it Takes to Be More Agile, Mindful and Connected in Today’s World
by Dr. Kristen Lee

As we gasp almost daily at the news headlines, award-winning behavioral science expert and recovering perfectionist Dr. Kristen Lee shares a new psychology of thinking to move us forward with a new mindset that helps you rethink your way to the Good Life.

Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much by Anne Wilson Schaef

“This is an honest and inspiring book including one theme (includes quote, discourse, and affirmation) for each day of the year. It’s really helped me to see how I feel the need take on more than I need to at times, both at work and at home. Our speaker Michele Whitham recommended this book at her Own Your Own Football conflict communication event last October.” – Leah (volunteer)

Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss

“I loved this book for the approachable, interesting lessons that the author presented on how to train yourself to be a stronger negotiator, both professionally and personally. Chris Voss is a former FBI hostage negotiator and his pointers mingle with stories from his time spent on the front lines. I found his guide very helpful because it detailed actionable ways to improve active listening and emotional intelligence, especially for those of us that find negotiations intimidating.” – Kate (volunteer)

You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

“This book was a fast, enjoyable, and knowledge-packed read. Jen Sincero sets out to help readers boost their self-confidence, focus their goals, and define steps that are realistic and actionable to get you moving forward. She’s got mental exercises to help readers grow, and some great anecdotes that get readers laughing. When I read this book, I knew I wasn’t alone in feeling lost and not knowing what I wanted to be in the future, and I came away from it feeling determined and ready to take on something new. A great read if you’re feeling stuck either professionally or personally.”  Kate (volunteer)