Recommended Reading

The Center for Women in Business recommends several books that address issues facing women in business. We are continuously updating this list, so be sure to check back again soon for new ideas. 

We take suggestions, so if there is a book that has made an impact on your life, let us know

Latest Reads

Centered Leadership
by Joanna Barsh and Johanne Lavoie

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The Board Game: How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors
by Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire

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Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor
by Sylvia Ann Hewlett




Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection
by Debora L. Spar



Work With Me: The 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women in Business
by Barbara Annis and John Gray

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Stiletto Network
by Pamela Ryckman



Lean In
by Sheryl Sandberg


Work/Life Balance

Getting to 50-50Getting to 50/50
by Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober



Libra SolutionThe Libra Solution: Shedding Excess and Redefining Success at Work and at Home
by Lisa Levey



Chief Daddy OfficerChief Daddy Officer: The Business of Fatherhood
by Christos Efessiou



How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life
by Joanna Barsh, Geoffrey Lewis, Susie Cranston

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Break Your Own RulesPOWERING UP:  How America's Women Achievers Become Leaders
by Anne Doyle


Break Your Own RulesBreak Your Own Rules: How to Change the Patterns of Thinking that Block Women's Paths to Power
by Jill Flynn, Kathryn Heath and, Mary Davis Holt
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Even Par

Even Par: How Golf Helps Women Gain the Upper Hand in Business
by Leslie Andrews



How Women LeadHow Women Lead: The 8 Essential Strategies Successful Women Know
By Sharon Hadary and Laura Henderson



A Rising Tide: Financing Strategies for Women-Owned Firms
by Susan Coleman and Alicia M. Robb


Women's History

A Matter of Simple JusticeA Matter of Simple Justice: The Untold Story of Barbara Hackman Franklin and a Few Good Women
by Lee Stout
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Women's FiguresWomen's Figures: An Illustrated Guide to the Economic Progress of Women in America
by Diana Furchtgott-Roth


International Issues

Half the SkyHalf the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
by Nicholas D. Kristof  and Sheryl WuDunn