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Big Read Q4 Meeting Palo Alto

  • 12/13/2016
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • CLUBhouse 650 Gilman Street, Palo Alto (tentative)

Greetings Big Readers!

Our Q4 books will be:

Feminist Fight Club, by Jessica Bennett:

 "Hard-hitting and entertaining, Feminist Fight Club blends personal stories with research, statistics, and no-bullsh*t expert advice. Bennett offers a new vocabulary for the sexist workplace archetypes women encounter everyday—such as the Manterrupter who talks over female colleagues in meetings or the Himitator who appropriates their ideas—and provides practical hacks for navigating other gender landmines in today’s working world. With original illustrations, Feminist Mad Libs, a Negotiation Cheat Sheet, and fascinating historical research, Feminist Fight Club tackles both the external (sexist) and internal (self-sabotaging) behaviors that plague women in the workplace—as well as the system that perpetuates them.” 

And, a new book that we will be reviewing: Work, Pause, Thrive, by Lisen Stromberg:

 “After the birth of her second child, marketing and advertising executive Lisen Stromberg did something she never imagined she would do: she opted out and chose to stay home with her children. But her career didn’t end there. Stromberg paused, then pivoted to become an award-winning journalist writing about women, work, and life in Silicon Valley. Along the way, she met many highly successful women who told her they never “opted out” but had, in fact, temporarily paused or downshifted their careers. Their journeys revealed an alternative, non-linear path to the top that enabled them to reconcile family with their careers.”

 As many of you know, the CLUB provides pre-publication review for female authors. If you are interested in reading Work, Pause, Thrive (and promise to provide detailed feedback, let me know, and I will pass a pdf copy to you when I have it.

For Palo Alto, please hold December 13th for the next meeting. Date TBD for San Francisco.

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