The resources below were compiled by Women Accelerators volunteers and are a start of our own free curriculum to guide and support YOU in your career journey. If you are new to the topic, we recommend starting with the first few resources. If you are already familiar with women’s advancement, we have compiled a list that goes more into detail.

Getting started

These resources will help you get familiar with the topic of empowering women.

  • The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz: A great way to begin your journey of self-empowerment is by diving into this amazing book! The Four Agreements is exactly that! Creating these four agreements with yourself:
    • Be Impeccable with your Word- use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
    • Don’t take anything personally – nothing others do is because of you.
    • Don’t make Assumptions – find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want.
    • Always Do Your Best!
      >> Read the book
  • The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown: This is a guide on how to begin to Let go of who you THINK you’re supposed to be and embrace who YOU are! It is time to EMPOWER AND ELEVATE your authentic self!
    >> Read the book
  • The Confidence Code. The Science and Art of Self-Assurance. What Women should know. By Katty Kay and Claire Shipman: Learn what female confidence looks like and how it can be achieved.
    >> Read the book

Advanced resources



  • An excerpt from “Launching while female” by Susanne Althoff: “The Toll Microaggressions Take on Women Entrepreneurs”
    >>  Read the article
  • The Boston Globe article “One way to boost job growth: with more businesses started by women” by Scott Kirsner
    >> Read the article
  • The Boston Globe article “Five ways the pandemic can ultimately make the workplace better for women” by Shirley Leung
    >> Read the article


  • The Confidence Factor | Carol Sankar | TEDxAllendaleColumbiaSchool
    >> Watch the video


Check out more book recommendations at What We’re Reading!