LP Chamber Women's Leadership Event

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.

In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs Cover Image
By Grace Bonney (Editor)
ISBN: 9781579655976
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Published: Artisan - October 4th, 2016

New York Times Bestseller
“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

Over 100 exceptio

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316256575
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - December 22nd, 2015

Have you ever left a nerve-racking challenge and immediately wished for a do over? Maybe after a job interview, a performance, or a difficult conversation? The very moments that require us to be genuine and commanding can instead cause us to feel phony and powerless. Too often we approach our lives' biggest hurdles with dread, execute them with anxiety, and leave them with regret.

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594634727
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 27th, 2016

The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller

"A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.” —PopSugar

From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of

Fearless: Conquer Your Demons and Love with Abandon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594716935
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Published: Ave Maria Press - November 7th, 2016

What are the sources of anxiety, stress, and fear you experience in your life? Popular Catholic speaker and author Sonja Corbitt believes that these often-paralyzing emotions are the direct result of our everyday battles against sin and temptation. In Fearless, she equips us with the spiritual tools we need to restore our spiritual well-being.

Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400205875
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Published: Thomas Nelson - August 9th, 2016

Do you ever feel left out, lonely, or less than? Today, learn the secret of belonging which will help you keep rejections in perspective and be better equipped to foster healthy connections in your relationships.

#GIRLBOSS Cover Image
ISBN: 9781591847939
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Published: Portfolio - September 29th, 2015

In the New York Times bestseller that the Washington Post called “Lean In for misfits,” Sophia Amoruso shares how she went from dumpster diving to founding one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world.

Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812985801
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 4th, 2017

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending.

Don’t miss the hourlong Netflix special Brené Brown: The Call to Courage!

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385349949
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Published: Knopf - March 11th, 2013

The #1 international best seller

In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg reignited the conversation around women in the workplace.

Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780718031848
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Published: Thomas Nelson - August 8th, 2017

New York Times bestselling author, Big Sister Emeritus, and Chief BFF Jen Hatmaker returns with another round of hilarious tales, shameless honesty, and hope for the woman who has forgotten her moxie.

Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735211322
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Published: Portfolio - May 2nd, 2017


Ivanka is donating the unpaid portion of her advance and all future royalties received from Women Who Work to the Ivanka M. Trump Charitable Fund, a donor advised fund that will make grants to organizations that empower and educate women and girls.*

The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help Cover Image
By Amanda Palmer, Brené Brown (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781455581092
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 20th, 2015

Rock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. When she became a singer, songwriter, and musician, she was not afraid to ask her audience to support her as she surfed the crowd (and slept on their couches while touring).

Joan Garry's Guide to Nonprofit Leadership: Because Nonprofits Are Messy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781119293064
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Published: Wiley - March 6th, 2017

Nonprofit leadership is messy

Braving Sorrow Together: The Transformative Power of Faith and Community When Life is Hard Cover Image
By Ashleigh Slater, Ruth Schwenk (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780802416599
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Published: Moody Publishers - October 3rd, 2017

“Little did I know at the time that I’d one day look back and remember it as the beginning of what I call our ‘weeping years.’” — Ashleigh Slater

We all have “weeping years,” seasons where the trials seem to come one after another.

Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062407474
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Published: Harper Business - October 18th, 2016

More than fifty trailblazing executive women who broke the corporate glass ceiling offer inspiring and surprising insights and lessons in this essential, in-the-trenches career guide from Joann S. Lublin, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and management news editor for The Wall Street Journal.

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804140867
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Published: Harmony - March 17th, 2015

In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world.

The Confidence Effect: Every Woman's Guide to the Attitude That Attracts Success Cover Image
ISBN: 9780814436417
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Published: Amacom - January 6th, 2016

Women are told to step up and lean in...but how? Every day, talented, hardworking women are passed over for promotions. While it's easy to blame a corporate culture that favors men, seasoned executive Grace Killelea identifies another culprit: a surprising disparity in confidence. Men are prone to overestimate their abilities, while women too often sell themselves short.

Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781629561042
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Published: Routledge - May 17th, 2016

More than fifty years after the beginning of the Women's Movement and forty years after passage of Title IX, women are still not "making it" in traditionally male careers. Women start their careers on parity with men but generally end them far earlier, having achieved less status, lower compensation, and less satisfaction than men.

Own It: The Power of Women at Work Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101906255
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Published: Currency - January 17th, 2017

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.

What Works: Gender Equality by Design Cover Image
ISBN: 9780674089037
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Published: Belknap Press - March 8th, 2016

"Compelling, lucid, and filled with actionable insights, What Works draws from a deep well of research to explain how we can end gender inequality."--Adam Grant, author of Give and Take and Originals

Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250112262
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 23rd, 2017

"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

Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525533085
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Published: Portfolio - July 4th, 2017

Women around the world have responded to Cara Alwill Leyba’s Girl Code with a resounding YES. Companies like Kate Spade and Macy’s have brought her in to teach “the Code.” Inc. magazine named Girl Code one of the “Top 9 Inspiring Books Every Female Entrepreneur Should Read” alongside Lean In, #Girlboss, and Thrive.

Work Pause Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career Cover Image
ISBN: 9781942952732
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Published: Benbella Books - January 31st, 2017

We worry putting our family first means we'll be forced to abandon our careers. We're afraid if we pause our careers, we'll be forever off-track. This thinking is outdated--forget what you've heard about how pauses are career limiting, about how those who pause lack ambition, or that if you do pause you won't be able to re-enter the paid workforce.

The Conquer Kit: A Creative Business Planner for Women Entrepreneurs (The Conquer Series #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399175770
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Published: TarcherPerigee - December 29th, 2015

The Conquer Kit is a canvas for your dreams and goals. You are invited to sketch, scribble, collage, and write all over these pages, all while developing an airtight business plan with proven strategies for success.

Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead Cover Image
ISBN: 9781592409600
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Published: Avery - December 29th, 2015

A groundbreaking women’s leadership expert and popular conference speaker gives women the practical skills to voice and implement the changes they want to see—in themselves and in the world

Hey Ladies, Stop Apologizing ... and Other Career Mistakes Women Make: New 2017-2018 Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9781772440621
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Published: Rock's Mills Press - April 28th, 2017

This brand-new 2017-2018 edition now includes even MORE information to push you out of your comfort zone and into action

Do you constantly doubt yourself or your abilities? Do you downplay your achievements or refuse to take credit for a job well done? Do you talk yourself out of doing something just so you won't fail? If so, then you're at the right place.

Business Woman: Success Habits of Modern Business Women & Home Careers for Work Life Balance Cover Image
ISBN: 9781925653007
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Published: Nobility Press - June 13th, 2017


Many women experience a lack of respect and basic etiquette causing stress in the workplace.

Would you like to have a business work for you rather than work for someone else?

Art & Soul, Reloaded: A Yearlong Apprenticeship for Summoning the Muses and Reclaiming Your Bold, Audacious, Creative Side Cover Image
ISBN: 9781401949860
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Published: Hay House Inc. - August 22nd, 2017

With her trademark humor, enthusiasm, and no-nonsense guidance, #1 New York Times bestselling author of E-Squared Pam Grout invites you on a yearlong "apprenticeship" to recognize and unleash your innate creativity. Making art does not necessarily mean painting a gallery-worthy still life or belting out a Grammy-winning song.

Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You're Worth Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781602861602
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Published: Hachette Books - April 3rd, 2012

Why are women so often overlooked and underpaid?

What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know Cover Image
ISBN: 9781479835454
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Published: New York University Press - January 17th, 2014

Up-beat, pragmatic, and chock full of advice, What Works for Women at Work is an indispensable guide for working women.

Break Your Own Rules: How to Change the Patterns of Thinking That Block Women's Paths to Power Cover Image
ISBN: 9781118062548
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Published: Jossey-Bass - September 13th, 2011

New York Times Bestseller

How women can make it to the top by adopting the new rules of leadership

Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142180570
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Published: Plume - April 29th, 2014

High-achieving women share their worst mistakes at work—and how learning from them paved the way to success.

Named by Fast Company as a "Top 10 Book You Need to Read This Year"

Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250062383
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Published: Picador - March 3rd, 2015

"[Schulte's] a detective in a murder mystery: Who killed America's leisure time, and how do we get it back?"—Lev Grossman, Time

The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance---What Women Should Know Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062230621
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Published: Harper Business - April 15th, 2014

New York Times Bestseller

Following the success of Lean In and Why Women Should Rule the World, the authors of the bestselling Womenomics provide an informative and practical guide to understanding the importance of confidence—and learning how to achieve it—for women of all ages and at all stages of their career.

Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399591013
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Published: Random House - September 19th, 2017

The “necessary and incisive” (Roxane Gay) account of the discrimination case that “has blown open a conversation about the status of women” in the workplace (The New York Times)


The Generosity Network: New Transformational Tools for Successful Fund-Raising Cover Image
ISBN: 9780770437794
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Published: Deepak Chopra - September 24th, 2013

The Generosity Network is the essential guide to the art of activating resources of every kind behind any worthy cause. Philanthropist Jeff Walker and fund-raising expert Jennifer McCrea offer a fresh new perspective that can make the toughest challenges of nonprofit management and development less stressful, more rewarding—and even fun.

She's Still There: Rescuing the Girl in You Cover Image
ISBN: 9780310347811
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Published: Zondervan - August 8th, 2017

Have you wandered from the life you want to live? Chrystal Evans Hurst shares raw and vulnerable stories from her own life to let you know how you too can find your way back after a few missteps. Over 100,000 copies sold

Inventing Joy: Dare to Build a Brave & Creative Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501176203
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 7th, 2017


“It was an honor to play Joy on the big screen—she’s such a fearless woman, an incredible business force and an inspiration to everyone she meets.” —Jennifer Lawrence

From Joy Mangano, self-made millionaire, entrepreneur, inventor of the Miracle Mop and inspiration behind the acclaimed film Joy starri

Successful Women Think Differently: 9 Habits to Make You Happier, Healthier, & More Resilient Cover Image
ISBN: 9780736938563
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Published: Harvest House Publishers - February 1st, 2012

Popular author and professional certified coach Valorie Burton knows that successful women think differently. They make decisions differently. They set goals differently and bounce back from failure differently. Valorie is dedicated to help women create new thought processes that empower them to succeed in their relationships, finances, work, health, and spiritual life.

Hardball for Women: Winning at the Game of Business: Third Edition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142181775
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Published: Plume - March 31st, 2015

The bestselling guide fully updated for the post-Lean In era

Wild and Free: A Hope-Filled Anthem for the Woman Who Feels She Is Both Too Much and Never Enough Cover Image
ISBN: 9780310345534
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Published: Zondervan - May 3rd, 2016

You don't have to be everything to everyone. You don't have to try so hard to button it up and hold it together. Join Jess and Hayley as they reveal how women today can walk in the true liberty we already have in Jesus.

For all the fullness of God available to His daughters, we often feel limited by two defining insecurities: "I am too much," and "I am not enough."

The Only Woman in the Room: The Making of a Stockbroker Cover Image
ISBN: 9780995940109
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Published: London Street Press - June 20th, 2017

In the 1960s, when women were neither accepted nor encouraged to enter the world of finance, Jean Hough Davey became one of the first women in North America to be licensed as a stockbroker. Propelled by sheer wit and determination, Jean was a pioneer who rose to the highest levels of her profession, eventually becoming Vice President and Director of ScotiaMcLeod.

Rules of the Game: Women in the Masculine Industries Cover Image
ISBN: 9780994604101
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Published: Nxtgennow Pty Ltd - May 16th, 2016

The world of engineering, resources and construction has long been the domain of men.
With cultures built around aggression, dominance and hyper-masculinity, your only two options were to "harden up princess" or "Fit in or F-Off".
Being yourself, particularly if yourself didn't fit the prevailing culture, was not acceptable.

Lessons for Nonprofit and Start-Up Leaders: Tales from a Reluctant CEO Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442276536
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - September 15th, 2017

Lessons for Non-Profit and Start-Up Leaders: Tales from a Reluctant CEO uses the experiences of a real company, Community Connections, to bring to life the practical dilemmas that an organization founded on a mission and guided by a set of ideals must confront and solve if it is to thrive.

Permission Granted: Changing the Paradigm for Women in Leadership Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683503330
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Published: Morgan James Publishing - September 5th, 2017

Permission granted Do you feel like you're waiting for something to happen? Waiting and hoping that someone or something will transform your current situation? Many successful leaders find themselves frustrated and stuck. You work hard, do the right thing, play by the rules, and still feel like you don't know how to shift gears to achieve what you really want.

Beyond Happy: Women, Work, and Well-Being Cover Image
ISBN: 9781562869793
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Published: ASTD - September 14th, 2015

Over the course of a decade, positive psychology authority Dr. Beth Cabrera has surveyed and interviewed more than a thousand women to gather insight into how to effectively balance career and family responsibilities.

Words of Wisdom from Women to Watch: Career Reflections from Leaders in the Commercial Insurance Industry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781119341499
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Published: Wiley - December 27th, 2016

Learn from some of the most respected women in insurance and risk management

Women to Watch presents the advice, guidance, and lessons learned from the most successful women in risk management and insurance. For the past 10 years, Business Insurance has highlighted key women in the field--women noted for their skills, accomplishments, courage, wisdom, and everyday steel.

ChangeMaker Pocket Guide: Passion, Energy, Values, & Vision Cover Image
ISBN: 9780998489506
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Published: Lilac Grove Group LLC - December 29th, 2016

Shelley Wood is on a mission to create a new generation of joyful ChangeMakers who can tackle the myriad challenges facing our world today. Distilling twenty years of observation and study, she offers a head start to the next generation of leaders who want to make the world a better, more awake, and more self-aware place.

Dance, Stand, Run: The God-Inspired Moves of a Woman on Holy Ground Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780310345640
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Published: Zondervan - October 24th, 2017

Abundant life is within your reach. Join Jess Connolly as she casts a fresh vision for how to break free of cheap grace and empty rule-keeping and change the world rather than be changed by it. Spoiler alert: it's a beautiful thing.

Grace is always good news. But it's not cheap--true grace compels us to change, and that's where holiness comes in.

Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits Cover Image
ISBN: 9780071825467
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Published: McGraw-Hill Education - March 17th, 2014

"Even if you can only invest 5 staff hours and a mobile and social media budget of $1,000 annually, your nonprofit must invest in mobile and social media." -- Heather Mansfield

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524732684
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Published: Knopf - April 24th, 2017

#1 New York Times Best Seller
Named a Best Book of 2017 by Barnes & Noble and Amazon