We love the holidays because we have time to finish all of the books we’ve started during the year. The house is clean, the office is closed and the parties are over. We just sit in front of the fire and turn pages. Need some reading recommendations? Here are our top five picks:
“No Excuses:9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power” by Gloria Feldt
Gloria Feldt is a powerhouse – and she knows how to use her power for the greater good. She’s a leader, a mentor, and an inspiration. This book will clear your path to success, stripping away any of the barriers you think are in your way.
“A is for Asshole: The Grownups’ ABCs of Conflict Resolution” by Victoria Pynchon.
You know how inspired we’ve been by the She Negotiates course –read the book from one of the course leaders. You too can master the conflicts in your life.
“Her Place at the Table” by Deborah M. Kolb, PhD; Judith Williams, PhD; Carol Frolinger, JD
“Her Place at the Table” is another great book grounded in negotiating skills that helps women navigate the challenges of the business world. The authors do a fantastic job of mixing research and real life stories to instruct and inspire women.
“Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV” by Jennifer L. Pozner
Pozner is is founder and executive director of Women In Media & News (WIMN), a media analysis, education and advocacy group. We haven’t cracked this book yet, but we’re looking forward to reading it. Pozner promises to debunk the fairy tales, beauty myths and negative stereotyping of women served up nightly on reality tv shows. If you’ve got a “Real Housewives” habit like we do, read this book.
“The War on Moms: On Life in a Family-Unfriendly Nation” by Sharon Lerner
This is a must-read for mothers, their families, and the people who employee them. Lerner lays out the realities of women trying to manage work, maternity leave, childcare, and careers.
Happy Holidays and happy reading!