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Revolution from Within
Gloria Steinem

Having led a social revolution against sexual and racial barriers over the past two decades, Gloria Steinem now connects that external revolution to a necessary internal revolution of spirit and consciousness.

The Dance of Intimacy
Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.

Dr. Lerner outlines the steps to take so that good relationships can be strengthened and difficult ones can be healed. She teaches us about the specific changes we can make to achieve a more solid sense of self and a more intimate connectedness with others.

A Room of One’s Own
Virginia Woolf

Virginia imagines that Shakespeare had a sister. A sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, and equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically different. In this classic essay, Virginia Woolf takes on the establishment, using her gift of language to dissect the world around her and give voice to those who are without.

Everyday Negotiation
Deborah M. Kolb, Ph.D. Judith Williams, Ph.D.

Originally titled The Shadow Negotiation-and named by Harvard Business Review as one of the Ten Best Books of the Year-this best-selling book shows how all of us can master the hidden agendas that determine bargaining success.

Leadership and the Double Bind
Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Kathleen Hall Jamieson sparks her narrative with potent accounts of the many ways women have beaten the double bind that would seem to damn them no matter what they choose to do. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with women from all walks of life, she demonstrates how to cut through society’s traps and restrictions.

The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life
Twala Tharp

Creativity is not a gift from the gods, bestowed by some divine and mystical spark. It is the product of preparation and effort, and it’s within reach of everyone who wants to achieve it. Tharp takes the lessons she has learned from her remarkable thirty-five year career and shares them with you.

Stand Up for Your Life
Cheryl Richardson

Cheryl takes you on a journey that will provide you with new ‘self-honoring’ strategies to transform your fear and self-doubt into power.

Difficult Conversations:
How to Discuss What Matters Most

Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen

Members of the Harvard Negotiation Project show you how to handle your most difficult conversations with confidence and skill.

In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women’s Development
Carol Gilligan.

Gloria Steinem states that this internationally acclaimed book completes the human cycle by bringing women into it!

Women’s Way of Knowing: The Development of Self, Voice, and Mind
Mary Field Belenky, Blythe McVicker Clinchy, Nancy Rule Goldberger, Jill Mattuck Tarule.

Despite the progress of the women’s movement, many women still feel silenced in their families and schools. This moving and insightful bestseller, based on in-depth interviews with 135 women, explains why they feel this way.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou.

This book liberates the reader into life simply because Maya confronts her own life with such moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.

Unequal Freedom: How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizenship and Labor
Evelyn Nakano Glenn.

The inequalities that persist in America have deep historical roots. Evelyn Nakano Glenn untangles this complex history in a unique comparative regional study from the end of Reconstruction to the eve of World War II.

Working with Emotional Intelligence
Daniel Goleman.

Drawing on his unparalleled access to business leaders around the world, Goleman reveals the skills that distinguish the star performers in every field. From entry-level jobs to top executive positions, the single most important factor is not IQ, advanced degrees, or technical expertise. It is emotional intelligence.

Eleanor Roosevelt
Blanche Wiesen Cook.

This biography is a definitive portrait of the towering female figure of the twentieth century. Intimate, sympathetic, and acute, this is an unparalleled portrait of a woman whose life was filled with passionate commitment and who struggled for personal fulfillment.

All About Love
bell hooks.

A visionary and accessible book that offers radical new ways to think about love from one of the most acute social critics of our time.

Talking from Nine to Five: Women and Men at Work
Deborah Tannen.

A classic, Talking from 9 to 5 brilliantly explains women’s and men’s conversational rituals-and the language barriers we unintentionally erect in the business world.

Leadership and the New Science: Learning about Organization from an Orderly Universe
Margaret J. Wheatley

This pioneering book offers new light on issues that trouble people in organizations most: order and change, autonomy and control, structure and flexibility, planning and innovation.