As the end of the year is drawing to a close, and deadlines are passing us by, we tend to get excited for our time off and we’re “finally going to get to finish that book!”
If, like many of us SWEsters, you are looking forward to disconnecting from social media and giving your eyes a break from all that screen time, if you cannot wait to cozy up on your favourite chair by the fireplace (or maybe you will be sitting on a beach somewhere under a palm leaf umbrella) with a good book over the holiday break, we have a couple recommendations to get you through the holidays, laughing it off, getting angry and fired up, feeling powered up and ready to tackle a new year of wonderful achievements in the workplace. We have also squeezed in some lighter numbers for those of us who want to take a break from being a bad-ass women in engineering to just being themselves; sometimes we need to take that hat off and give ourselves some down time.
So without further ado...
Day 1-2: For the bad-ass women who want to get fired up and bring in the new year with a bang
FIRST ONE: FEMINIST FIGHT CLUB by Jessica Bennett
SECOND ONE: DEAR IJEAWELE (or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions) by Chimamanda Nzogi Adichie
THIRD ONE: DARLING YOU CAN’T DO BOTH (and other noise to ignore on your way up) by Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk
DAY 3-4: For the thinker who wants to contemplate #MeToo and other 2017 moments
Day 5-6: For the feminist woman historian
FIRST ONE: JOINING THE DOTS (A Woman In Her Time) by Juliet Gardiner
SECOND ONE: A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN by Mary Wollstonecraft
THIRD ONE: A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN by Virginia Wolfe
Day 7-8: For the woman who wants to laugh it off and come back stronger
Day 9-10: For the business savvy woman who wants to level the playing field
FIRST ONE: ORIGINALS (How Non-Conformists Move the World) by Adam Grant
SECOND ONE: RADICAL CANDOR by Kim Scott
THIRD ONE: NEW RULES OF THE GAME by Susan Packard
DAY 11-12: For the woman who needs a break, with a strong female lead
FIRST ONE: THE RADIUM GIRLS (The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women) by Kate Moore
SECOND ONE: MADAME CURIE (A Biography) by Eve Curie
THIRD ONE: YOUNG JANE YOUNG by Gabrielle Zevin
Thanks for reading everyone!
Please let us know what’s on YOUR reading list this winter! COMMENT below!
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From everyone here at SWE we hope you have a happy holidays and we’ll see you in the new year!
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