Books by women that everyone should read

Six great titles suggested by members of the LBS community

Books-0322-Women-and-PowerWomen & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard

Recommended by: Kathleen O’Connor, Clinical Professor of Organisational Behaviour; Director of Executive Education

“Misogyny, a problem as old as time, carefully and powerfully described.”








Books-0322-We-should-all-be-feministsWe Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Recommended by: Iris Steenkampf, PhD, Marketing

“A powerful essay giving an inclusive definition of feminism and explaining the need to transform social beliefs, and what this implies for the way we raise daughters and sons.”






Books-0322-The-History-of-BeesThe History of Bees by Maja Lunde

Recommended by: Suseela Yesudian, Director, LBS Publishing and Special Projects, Learning Innovation

“A wonderful novel where bees are the golden thread running through three very different narratives. Each story deals poignantly with human relationships, history, politics and the environment.”

Books-0322-Only-one-earthOnly One Earth: The Care and Maintenance of a Small Planet by Barbara Ward (1972)

Recommended by: Amelia Whitelaw, Executive Director, Wheeler Institute for Business and Development

“Barbara was an influential visionary, one of the first to link development in Africa, Asia and Latin America with a concern for diminishing resources and the global environment. Widely recognised as the first and best definition of the concept of sustainable development.”






Books-0322-How-to-talk-to-your-boss-about-race-cutHow to Talk to Your Boss About Race by Y-Vonne Hutchinson

Recommended by: Aneeta Rattan, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour

“An excellent guide for creating anti-racist change in the workplace through frank conversations with leadership.”

books-invisible-womenInvisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez

Recommended by: Fiere Habte Woldebruk, MBA2023 student and Laidlaw scholar

“Criado-Perez exposes and explains gender bias in all aspects of women’s lives and the gender data gap in a very compelling way, through studies and statistics rather than individuals’ experiences.”

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