Books for Every Power Woman
By Connect Media’s Sarah Quinn and Emily Lettieri
We are currently taking nominations for the Connect Media Power Women Awards. Nominations close November 16, so be sure to choose the Power Women who you do business with and who you know in commercial real estate.
Women have long had to fight harder and think smarter to make it in the male-dominated commercial real estate industry. As two millennial CRE women, we’ve had some amazing mentors and tools along the way to succeed. Here are some of the books we’ve read, and recommend for women in any business.
- Knowing Your Value, Mika Brezinski. Brezinski’s book takes a look at pay equality, and why women don’t ask for what they’re worth, and how to change it.
- Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?, Alyssa Mastromonaco. After serving as former President Barack Obama’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Mastromonaco wrote this funny and insightful book on being a woman in the political old boys’ club. From leading, to earning respect, to getting a tampon dispenser installed in the White House, Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? is a great read for any industry.
- The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin. A year of living differently. Rubin’s book changes the way we look at the world and thinking about things through a happier lens – and what to change in your life to keep it that way.
- Who Moved My Cheese?, Spencer Johnson. Cheese Happens. Change Happens. What we do when change does take place defines who we are as people, leaders, and managers. This quick parable is full of valuable lessons for managing up and down.
- Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg. The ultimate Woman in Business book, Sandberg elaborates on why women don’t take a seat at the table, and how to change it. “Lean In Circles” have been created in CRE offices across the country, helping women take some of the critical first steps to using their voices.