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These titles represent a sampling of past selections from our members only Book Club.

The Confidence Code by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman.  Investigative journalists Kay and Shipman dive deep into the question of confidence. Does it come from our genes or do we learn it? It is best demonstrated by bravado or is there another way to be confident? Is confidence more critical for success than competence?  Why do so many women, even the most successful, struggle with self-doubt?  This book chronicles the authors’ path to understanding confidence through interviews with leading neuroscientists and psychologists and goes on to explore how confidence impacts leadership, success and fulfillment for women leaders across politics, sports and the military.  The book concludes by offering practical advice and a blueprint of how to bring more of it into our lives. 

"Untamed" is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call for all women. It encourages women to uncover the voice of longing that is inside them. Untamed outlines how society tells us we are supposed to be good and to fit our gender roles. However, the only way we can genuinely be happy is by starting to live rather than, please. Untamed is the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honor our anger, and heartbreak.

"Alpha Girls" is an unforgettable story of four women who, through grit and ingenuity, became starts in the cutthroat, high-stakes, male dominated world of venture capital in Silicon Valley, and helped build some of the foremost companies of our time.  Award-winning journalist Julian Guthrie takes readers behind the closed doors of venture capital, an industry that transforms economies and shapes how we live. We follow the lives and careers of four women who were largely written out of history – until now. This is a terrific read - entertaining, educational, and inspirational

"I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness"  by Austin Channing Brown.  In a time when nearly all institutions (schools, churches, universities, businesses) claim to value "diversity" in their mission statements, "I'm Still Here" is a powerful account of how and why our actions so often fall short of our words. Austin writes in breathtaking detail about her journey to self-worth and the pitfalls that kill our attempts at racial justice, in stories that bear witness to the complexity of America's social fabric--from Black Cleveland neighborhoods to private schools in the middle-class suburbs, from prison walls to the boardrooms at majority-white organizations.

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