MWM’s Recommended Good Reads
Women Breaking Barriers!
The Fine Art of Small Talk: How To Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build
Networking Skills -- and Leave a Positive Impression! by Debra Fine
Techniques and strategies anyone can use to make small talk--in any situation. Do you spend
an abnormal amount of time hiding out in the bathroom or hanging out at the buffet table at
social gatherings? Does the thought of striking up a conversation with a stranger make your
stomach do flip-flops? Do you sit nervously through job interviews waiting for the other
person to speak? Are you a "Nervous Ned or Nellie" when it comes to networking? Then it's
time you mastered The Fine Art of Small Talk.
With practical advice and conversation "cheat sheets," The Fine Art of Small Talk will help you learn to feel
more comfortable in any type of social situation, from lunch with the boss to an association event to a cocktail party where you don't know a soul.
Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for
the Female Entrepreneur By Cara Alwill Lebya
It seems as though a growing group women entrepreneurs has discovered the secret
to success and happiness in both their lives and careers. It’s almost as though there is
a hidden, underground world of power playing females who have all cracked a magi-
cal code: they think positively, they support one another, and they truly believe they
can have it all —and you can, too.
Let’s start building each other up. Let's live up to our potential and start ruling the world.
GIRL CODE is a roadmap for female entrepreneurs. This book will teach you how to build confidence
in yourself, reconnect with your “why,” eradicate jealousy, and ultimately learn the power of connection.
Because at the end of the day, that’s what life and business is all about.
Find Your Extraordinary: Dream Bigger, Live Happier, and Achieve Success
on Your Own Terms By Jessica Dilullo Herrin
What if you could, with a little effort, live an extraordinary life? A life in which you felt deep
passion for everything you did, and always had time for what matters most? A life in
which you had the power, the daring, and the will to make your boldest dreams come
true, all while you happily left feelings of inadequacy or guilt behind?
It is possible to take your life from ordinary to extraordinary. The secret? Cultivat-
ing the entrepreneurial spirit inside you – the spirit that allows you to embrace your
individuality, to look not just at what is but at what could be, to believe in yourself beyond
reason, and to step up to creating your own definition of happiness and success - a version of success in
which work and family life happily co-exist - instead of chasing a cookie-cutter version.
Keeping The Millennials: Why Companies Are Losing Billions in Turnover to
This Generation- and What to Do About It By Joanne Sujansky & Jan Ferri-Reed
Keeping the Millennials is a lively and insightful book that's essential reading for every leader who aspires
to enlist the hearts, minds, and spirits of a highly talented new generation that demands
cool workplaces but is reluctant to make long-term commitments. Weaving together
compelling cases and relevant research with illustrative examples and practical tips,
Joanne Sujansky and Jan Ferri-Reed have written a balanced and indispensable guide
to recruiting, retaining, and developing the workforce that will drive the future of our
organizations and our economies.