MWM’s Recommended Good Reads
Women Breaking Barriers!
Mistakes I Made at Work Edited by Jessica Bacal
High-achieving women share their worst mistakes at work--and how learning from
them paved the way to success.
Named by Fast Company as a "Top 10 Book You Need to Read This Year."
In Mistakes I Made at Work, a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Business Book for Spring
2014, Jessica Bacal interviews twenty-five successful women about their toughest
on-the-job moments. These innovators across a variety of fields - from the arts to finance
to tech - reveal that they're more thoughtful, purposeful, and assertive as leaders because they
learned from their mistakes, not because they never made any.
Big Magic By Elizabeth Gilbert
Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment
from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep
into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspec-
tive about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she
offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration.
She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She
shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She
discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives.
The Go-Getter Girl's Guide By Debra Shigley
Every office has one - a Go-Getter Girl - someone who seems to just know cer-
tain stuff about how to get the plum jobs/lifestyle she wants and damn, always
looks great while she's at it. Magic? No, it's about strategizing--and The Go-
Getter Girl's Guide shows you how.
Born out of interviews with hundreds of successful, stylish young women --
including award-winning journalist Soledad O'Brien, Spanx founder Sara Blakely,
and bestselling novelist Emily Giffin-- The Go-Getter Girl's Guide provides a no-excuses, big-picture
way of thinking about your life and career, as well as day-to-day strategies.
The Condfidence Code By Katty Kay & Claire Shipman
Working women today are better educated and more well qualified than ever before. Yet,
men are still predominate in the corporate world. In The Confidence Code, Claire Shipman
and Katty Kay argue that the key reason is confidence.
Combining cutting-edge research in genetics, gender, behavior, and cogni-
tion—with examples from their own lives and those of other successful
women in politics, media, and business—Kay and Shipman go beyond
admonishing women to "lean in. "Instead, they offer the inspiration and
practical advice women need to close the gap and achieve the careers they
want and deserve.