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What Works: Gender Equality by Design Iris Bohnet Presenting research-based solutions, Iris Bohnet hands us the tools we need to move the needle in classrooms and boardrooms, in hiring and promotion, benefiting businesses, governments, and the lives of millions.


Invisible Women
Caroline Criado Perez Invisible Women shares how a gender gap in data perpetuates bias and disadvantages women.
Shared Sisterhood: How to Take Collective Action for Racial and Gender Equity at Work Tina Opie and Beth A. Livingston This book advocates for collective activism (Shared Sisterhood) to help foster equity in the organizations and society.
Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference Cordelia Fine Debunking the myth of hardwired differences between men’s and women’s brains, unraveling the evidence behind such claims as men’s brains aren’t wired for empathy and women’s brains aren’t made to fix cars.
Different: Gender Through the Eyes of a Primatologist Frans de Waal "... despite the linkage between gender and biological sex, biology does not automatically support the traditional gender roles in human societies. While humans and other primates do share some behavioral differences, biology offers no justification for existing gender inequalities".
Women, Power, and Politics: The Fight for Gender Equality in the United States Lori Cox Han The book "offers a timely and engaging analysis of classic and contemporary gender-related issues, focusing on the role of women as active participants in government and the public policies that affect women in their daily lives."
The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience Hillary Rodham Clinton "Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them—women with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done."
Extraordinary Women In History: 70 Remarkable Women Who Made a Difference, Inspired & Broke Barriers Leah Gail A collection of stories about 70 exceptional women who have broken glass ceilings and made history, showing that anything is possible.
Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women Kate Manne "Cornell philosopher Kate Manne offers a radical new framework for understanding misogyny... Manne’s book shows how privileged men’s sense of entitlement - to sex, yes, but more insidiously to admiration, care, bodily autonomy, knowledge, and power - is a pervasive social problem with often devastating consequences."
The Authority Gap Mary Ann Sieghart This book shared why women are taken less seriously than men and what they can do about it.
Call Me a Woman: On Our Way to Equality and Peace Laurie Levin The author shares their personal story paired with research, interviews, global studies, and activism to push "awareness and change perceptions of how we view what happens to girls and women world-wide."
We Should All Be Feminists Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Through anecdotes and analysis, We Should All be Feminists explains feminism outside the misandry it’s often misontrued as, while teaching how to be a 21st century feminist. In sharing this, it encourages allyship and gender equity.