Women Leaders Resources


Eagly, A. H. & Carli, L. L. (2007). Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.

  • Eagly and Carli do an excellent job of describing the non-linear path that women face in moving up in organizations. They include evidence to support their assertions and give solid advice to women who want to navigate the world of organizational leadership.

Epstein, C. F., Seron, C., Oglensky, B., & Sauté, R. (1999). The Part-time Paradox: Time Norms, Professional Life, Family, and Gender. New York: Routledge.

  • This book discusses the stigma and other complications that people, particularly women, face when they reduce their hours at work.

Ferdman, B. M. & Deane, B. R. (Eds. 2014). Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

  • This is a collection of chapters on different aspects of diversity and inclusion. It offers practical solutions for organizations to move to a culture of inclusiveness. Gender is addressed specifically within these chapters, as well as culture and other forms of diversity.

Hewlett, S. A. (2002). Creating a Life: Professional Women and the Quest for Children. New York, NY: Talk Miramax Books.

  • Hewlett raises the difficult bind that women face when they want to have children and a high-power career. The biological clock limits women’s choices more than men’s.

Williams, J. C., Dempsey, R., & Slaughter, A. M. (2014). What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know. New York, NY: New York University Press.

  • This book is simple, easy to read. It covers several major issues in gender bias at work and gives some ideas on how to deal with them. The descriptions of the problems are better than the solutions offered.


Episode of The Daily Show in which Jon Stewart takes on gender bias in politics:



Virtual summit on women helping women:


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