Women In Readership – A Women’s Leadership Book Club

As women, we need connection and support to thrive at home and at work. Sometimes, our best ideas go undeveloped just because there was no one beside us to say “You can do it!” We are creating the space for you to come together with other women to read great books, discuss great ideas, and create great lives for ourselves and our families.

This book club is open to women in all walks of life and all career levels. The only requirement is that you be open to discussing new ideas (and hopefully, you’ll make time to read the book each month!) We meet the fourth Thursday of each month to discuss that month’s book and how we can act on the new ideas we learn. We hope you can join us!

For April, the group selected Originals: How Non-Conformists Change the World by Adam Grant. Here’s bit of the book blurb from Amazon:

The #1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas—and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take

“Reading Originals made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled me with his insights and his wonderfully new take on the world.” —Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers and The Tipping Point


Get a head start on May! Here’s the May Book Club Choice: The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks


gritFor March, the group selected Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, a New York Times bestseller by Angela Duckworth. Here’s bit of the book blurb from Amazon:

“In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”

Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Duckworth, now a celebrated researcher and professor, describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.”


essentialism-1-smFor February, the group selected Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, a Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestseller by Greg McKeown.
“Have you ever felt the urge to declutter your work life?
Do you often find yourself stretched too thin?
Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized?
Are you frequently busy but not productive?
Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas?

If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist.”

thrivebook
 
The first book on our list: Ariana Huffington’s Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, which was the basis for her newly launched website, thriveglobal.com.

We will decide further titles on an ongoing basis, you can expect them to enrich your professional and personal life so you can develop into the leader you were meant to be.