On September 13th, the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce will hold their first Women’s Leadership event! This is such a great opportunity for the women in the parish. If you are an established woman in business, just starting out and building your career, or looking to network with other female leaders in our community this is an event for you!
This event will feature dynamic speakers with topics that run the gamut from business and leadership, work place dynamics, women and government, and work-life balance.
I’ve rounded up a list of books on women’s issues particularly in business and finance but there are a few here that have wider applications as well. Any of these would be great to discuss during the event, and they will definitely boost creative strategies following the luncheon.
For more about the event, or to register, click here.
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"I want to rip out every page of this glorious book and hang them on my wall so that I can be surrounded by these incredible women all day long."
--Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers and Modern Lovers
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The enemy wants us to feel rejected . . . left out, lonely, and less than. When we allow him to speak lies through our rejection, he pickpockets our purpose. Cripples our courage. Dismantles our dreams. And blinds us to the beauty of Christ's powerful love.
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A Wall Street Journal and Washington Post Bestseller, Own It is a new kind of career playbook for a new era of feminism, offering women a new set of rules for professional success: one that plays to their strengths and builds on the power they already have.
Gender equality is a moral and a business imperative. But unconscious bias holds us back, and de-biasing people's minds has proven to be difficult and expensive. Diversity training programs have had limited success, and individual effort alone often invites backlash. Behavioral design offers a new solution.
"I don't know much about tech, but I do know that these pioneer women are pretty dope. Geek Girl Rising gives a much needed voice to the fearless women paving an important path in the tech world, while forming a lasting sisterhood along the way." - Kelly Ripa
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The world of engineering, resources and construction has long been the domain of men.
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Being yourself, particularly if yourself didn't fit the prevailing culture, was not acceptable.
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