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Required Reading: Women, Leadership and Influence

Stria Staff October 6, 2019
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These books were recommended by Sandra Hughes, startup mentor and author of “Reinventing Your Life.” Read her essay for Stria and enter for a chance to win a copy of her book.

“The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World”
By Melinda Gates

For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift a society up, you need to stop keeping women down.

In this moving and compelling book, Melinda shares lessons she’s learned from the inspiring people she’s met during her work and travels around the world. As she writes in the introduction, “That is why I had to write this book―to share the stories of people who have given focus and urgency to my life. I want all of us to see ways we can lift women up where we live.” (from the publisher)

“Broad Influence – How Women are Changing the Way America Works”
by Jay Newton Small

With deep, exclusive and behind-closed-doors reporting and interviews, including conversations with Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Mikulski, Kirsten Gillibrand, Valerie Jarrett, Sarah Palin, Kelly Ayotte, Cathy McMorris Rogers and dozens of other former and current senators, representatives, senior White House staffers, governors and cabinet members, Broad Influence is an insightful look at how women are transforming government, politics, and the workforce, and how they are using that power shift to effect change throughout America. (from the publisher)

“Growing Influence: A Story of How to Lead with Character, Expertise and Impact”
by Ron Price and Stacy Ennis

Growing Influence offers readers both practical advice on how to develop leadership skills and a relatable account of one woman’s growth by applying the principles in the book. Unlike nonfiction business books or business memoirs, this story is a business fable that is both impactful and transformative. (from the publisher)

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