Further Reading

Current Business and Gender Books

  1. Not Now, Not Ever: Ten years on from the misogyny speech (Feb. 2023) by Julia Gillard
  2. Be the Calm or Be the Storm: Leadership Lessons from a Woman at the Helm (Jan. 2023) by Captain Sandy Yawn
  3. Don’t Fix Women: The practical path to gender equality at work (Nov. 2022) by Joy Burnford
  4. The Other: How to Own Your Power at Work as a Woman of Color, (Aug. 2022) by Daniela Pierre-Bravo
  5. Understand: Dare: Thrive. How to have your best career, from today (Aug. 2022) by Diana Parkes
  6. The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women’s Dead-End Work (May 2022) by Linda Babcock, Brenda Peyser, Lise Vesterlund and Laurie Weingart
  7. FinTech Women Walk the Talk: Moving the Needle for Workplace Gender Equality in Financial Services and Beyond (Jan. 2022) by Nadia Edwards-Dashti
  8. The Blend: How to Successfully Manage a Career and a Family (due Mar. 2023) by Tobi Asare
  9. She Thinks Like a Boss: Leadership: 9 Essential Skills for New Female Leaders in Business and the Workplace (May 2021) by Jemma Roedel
  10. Leading a Board: Chairs’ Practices Across Europe (2021 Edition) by Stanislav Shekshnia (Editor), Veronika Zagieva (Editor)
  11. She Made It: The Toolkit for Female Founders in the Digital Age (Jan. 2021) by Angelica Malin
  12. Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers, and Create Success on Your Own Terms (Oct. 2020) by Shellye Archambeau
  13. The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table (Aug. 2019) by Minda Harts
  14. Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley (Feb. 2018) by Emily Chang
  15. Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less (Feb. 2017) by Tiffany Dufu

Shining a Spotlight on Inspirational Women

  1. Lioness: My Journey to Glory (Nov. 2022) by Beth MeadIan Wright (Foreword)
  2. The Light We Carry (Nov. 2022) by Michelle Obama
  3. Agatha Christie (Aug. 2022) by Lucy Worsley
  4. Who I Am: My Story (Sept. 2022) by Melanie C
  5. How to Live When You Could Be Dead (Aug. 2022) by Dame Deborah James
  6. The Future is Feminist (Mar. 2019) by Multiple Women
  7. No-One is Too Small to Make a Difference (Apr. 2019) by Greta Thunberg
  8. Hidden Figures (Sept. 2016) by Margot Lee Shetterly
  9. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (Aug. 2003) by Jung Chang
  10. The Diary of a Young Girl (Jun. 1947) by Anne Frank

More Classic Feminist Books

Jane Eyre
Charlotte Bronte, 1849

Little Women
Louisa May Alcott, 1868

The Awakening
Kate Chopin, 1899

The House of Mirth
Edith Wharton, 1905

Elizabeth Taylor, 1957

The Golden Notebook
Doris Lessing, 1962

The Bell Jar
Sylvia Plath, 1963

Wide Sargasso Sea
Jean Rhys, 1966

The Women’s Room
Marilyn French, 1977

Parable of the Sower
Octavia E. Butler, 1993

Elena Knows (Sabe)
Claudia Piniero, 2010

Key Research 2022

Women in Work Index 2022
PwC, March 2022

Women in Business 2022
Grant Thornton, March 2022

International Women’s Day: Careers and Childcare
Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, March 2022

Global Board Culture and Director Behaviours Study
Russell Reynolds Associates, April 2022

Women @ Work: A Global outlook
Deloitte, May 2022

Global Workforce Hopes and Fears Survey 2022
PwC, May 2022

Global Gender Diversity Report 2022
BoardEx, June 2022

Advancing the Future of Women in Business: The 2022 KPMG Leadership Summit Report
KPMG, June 2022

Diversity and Inclusion Annual Report 2021-2022
National Audit Office, June 2022

Women on Boards UK Hidden Truth Report 2022
Women on Boards, June 2022

The Global Gender Gap Report 2022
World Economic Forum, July 2022

Women Count 2022
The Pipeline, July 2022

The Gender Pension Gap
Legal & General Investment Management, August 2022

Women in the Workplace 2022
McKinsey, October 2022

Gender Pay Gap in the UK 2022
Office for National Statistics, October 2022

Collaboration over Competition – Demonstrating the Power of a Gender Based Network
The 100% Club, November 2022

The Female FTSE Board Report
Cranfield University, November 2022

Corporate Reporting Insights 2022
Deloitte, November 2022

Career Progression and Flexible Working: Making it Work for Women
Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, December 2022

Social Mobility Progression Report: Mind the Gap
KPMG, December 2022

Route to the Top 2021 Annual Report
Heidrick & Struggles, December 2022

2021 UK Spencer Stuart Board Index
Spencer Stuart, December 2022

Women in Tech Survey 2023
Women in Tech, January 2023

Gender Equality Index 2023 
Bloomberg, January 2023

Part-time working after the pandemic: The impact of the flexible-furlough scheme
Cranfield University, January 2023

The Ethics of Diversity
UK Institute of Business Ethics, December 2020