Books

IWL Women's Leadership Book Club+

About IWL Women's Leadership Book Club+

Books provide powerful narratives for shedding light on gender equity issues and the strategies for solving them. IWL’s Book Club connects women and men around new ideas and experiences from some of the world’s most powerful stories. These affinity groups provide safe spaces to discuss big ideas and experience new perspectives. The selected books help readers understand the world differently so they can go out and change it for the better.

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Ready to join? Here's how it works:

Find your readers

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Put together a group of readers (8-12 members is ideal). If your group is centrally located, meet in person. If not, we've certainly learned over the past year there's not much we can't do (and do well) virtually. 

Flying solo? Email emcgowan@iwlfoundation.org to be connected with other IWL Book Club groups. You can also use this email to make updates to group members after registering.  

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Organize the group

Select a member to be your organizer. Schedule a virtual or in-person gathering. At your first meeting:

  • Get to know one another if you don't already

  • Give your group a name

  • Decide on meeting dates/times

  • Determine group roles

  • Agree on how you'll communicate (e.g., email, text, Slack)

 

Register your group with IWL. Provide your group's name, members, and contact information so everyone receives Book Club information from IWL. 

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Read IWL's monthly book selection

IWL will announce a monthly book selection to help us REACH personally and professionally. The IWL recommended books encourage members to learn, move past our challenges, and get out of our comfort zones.

We'll announce the book of the month at the beginning of each month. 

We plan to showcase a few book authors as part of our series. Email your book suggestions to emcgowan@iwlfoundation.org

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Take advantage of IWL Book Club benefits

IWL will provide a discussion guide and fun perks for our Book Club members throughout the year.  And we'll provide some surprises along the way.

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Launch your club

Meet with your group each month. Engage in thoughtful discussion, share your opinions, and HAVE FUN! 

Note: We know people are busy! The IWL Book Club is a no judgment zone. If you don't finish the book, show up anyway for great conversation. 

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BOOK OF THE MONTH | MARCH 2022

More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)

 

Part-manifesto, part-memoir, from the revolutionary editor who infused social consciousness into the pages of Teen Vogue, an exploration of what it means to come into your own—on your own terms.

Throughout her life, Elaine Welteroth has climbed the ranks of media and fashion, shattering ceilings along the way. In this riveting and timely memoir, the groundbreaking journalist unpacks lessons on race, identity, and success through her own journey, from navigating her way as the unstoppable child of an unlikely interracial marriage in small-town California to finding herself on the frontlines of a modern movement for the next generation of change makers.

Welteroth moves beyond the headlines and highlight reels to share the profound lessons and struggles of being a barrier-breaker across so many intersections. As a young boss and often the only Black woman in the room, she’s had enough of the world telling her—and all women—they’re not enough. As she learns to rely on herself by looking both inward and upward, we’re ultimately reminded that we’re more than enough.

by Elaine Welteroth

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International Best-Selling Author Stamp.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 11 am - Noon EDT

Navigating Our Crucible Moments: Staying True to Our Values, Our Purpose & Ourselves

IWL Book Club Registration

To register, please fill out the information below.

 

Past Selections

Tracy J. Edmonds

Best-Selling Author

Wild Hair: A Courageous Woman's Guide to a Bold and Authentic Career

In her new book Wild Hair, Tracy notes, “It’s impossible to balance work and life, because for most of us, work is a part of life, not something separate that we can adjust on the fly to make the scales even out.” 

In this session, she’ll share why it's not about work. It’s about you, your values, and alignment between the two.

Tracy provides powerful lessons for:

  • Embracing life's tests

  • Living with authentic alignment

  • Building the needed support to grow from crucible moments

 

Tracy knows how to bring out the best in people. Learn how to navigate life's crucible moments and find a better sense of self and well-being along the way.

Join us on April 13th for the newest installment of our RISE & Renew well-being series! 

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A complimentary event for the IWL Community. 

The Future Leader

February 2022

Get Over "I Got It"

January 2022

Get Over "I Got It"

December 2021

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That's BS! The Book

How Bias Synapse Disrupts Inclusive Cultures and the Power to Attract Diverse Markets

November 2021

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October 2021

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Leading from Purpose: Clarity and the Confidence to Act When It Matters Most

September 2021

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The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know

August 2021

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Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential and How You Can Achieve Yours

July 2021