Category: Book Reviews

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Author: Caroline Criado Perez Topics: Gender Bias, Gender Equality, Women’s Rights, Women’s Health and Safety Summary “When it comes to the lives of the other half of humanity, there is often nothing but silence. And these silences are everywhere.” There is an ever-present “female-shaped absence” in our culture’s media, news, and entertainment, spanning the more […]

Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces

Author: Karen Catlin Topics: Allyship Within Workforces, Inclusive Work Practices, Women in Tech Summary “Active allies build businesses that attract the best and brightest talent,” they create cultures where all involved thrive and gain competitive advantages. Studies show that diverse teams create more innovative solutions, are more skilled at complex problem-solving, and achieve more financial […]

Remote Not Distant: Design a Company Culture That Will Help You Thrive in a Hybrid Workplace

Author: Gustavo Razzetti Topics: Remote Companies, Hybrid Work Environments, Remote Management Strategies, Organizational Change, Workplace Behavior, Personal Management Strategies Summary “Welcome to the beginning of the end of the workplace as we know it. Normal is gone. The culture that got you here won’t get you there.” Razzetti begins Remote Not Distant with this jarring […]

The Neurodiverse Workplace: An Employer’s Guide to Managing and Working with Neurodivergent Employees, Clients and Customers

Author: Victoria Honeybourne Topics: Neurodiversity, Disability Rights, Neurotypical Bias in the Workforce Summary “Flowers are not expected to be the same; this natural variation is accepted and celebrated as part of biodiversity,” so why is society less accepting of human diversity? One such type of diversity among humans is neurodiversity, or “the diversity of ways […]

The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business

Author: Erin Meyer Topics: Cultural Diversity in the Workplace, Industrial Psychology, Interpersonal Relations, Global Business Relations Summary “You have two eyes, two ears, one mouth, and you should use them accordingly.” When Erin Meyer received this advice from a collaborator early in her career as an international relations consultant, it resonated deeply with her. Meyer […]

This Chair Rocks

Author: Ashton Applewhite Topics: Ageism in America, Aging, Discrimination  Summary “Aging is life itself, which is what makes it so damn interesting.” This Chair Rocks, Applewhite’s witty and compelling manifesto, strives to refocus our negative opinion of aging, debunking common fears and encouraging readers to celebrate aging. Ageism is defined as the “combination of prejudicial […]

No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement

Author: Joseph P. Shapiro Topics: Handicapped Civil Rights, Discrimination against the Handicapped, Government Policy, History of Individuals with Disabilities in the US Summary Anyone can face disability from a sudden accident or disease at any point. This frightening and humbling notion that we’re all “vulnerable to this misfortune” colors our attitude towards the disabled, even […]

So You Want to Talk About Race

Author: Ijeoma Oluo Topics: Race Relations, Intercultural Communication, Ethnic Studies, African American Studies, Political Freedom & Security, Civil Rights Summary “I started writing out of frustration,” Oluo begins with searing honesty, a tone woven throughout the book So You Want To Talk About Race. She continues,  “Frustration that there could be so many words to […]

In Defense of Witches: The Legacy of the Witch Hunts and Why Women Are Still on Trial

Author: Mona Chollet Topics: Feminism, Sexism, Gender Equality, and Historical Mistreatment of Women Summary Conjure to mind the first witch you remember. Are you someone who envisions old hags with warts, green skin, and black pointy hats? Perhaps a wise woman in the woods with her beautiful garden of herbs and remedies? Or a quirky […]