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Useful Resources A-Z

A

Action
Ambition
  • ‘Take Yourself to the Top’ - Laura Berman Fortgang
  • 'Playing Big' - Tara Mohr - Finding your voice, your mission, your message
  • ‘Slay in Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible’ – Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené
  • Clarissa Farr – ‘The Making of Her’ – This book takes a provocative look at our education system, laying bare the day-to-day experience of school for students, teachers and families. Now, in the twenty-first century, what does it take for every student, regardless of background, to find their passion, reach towards excellence and flourish?
Assertiveness
Attitude
Authenticity

B

Beauty
  • ‘The Beauty Myth’ - Naomi Wolf
Body Language

C

Career
  • 'Lean In for Graduates' - Sheryl Sandberg - Because the world needs you to change it. Expanded and updated exclusively for graduates just entering the workforce, this extraordinary new edition of Lean In includes a letter to graduates from Sheryl Sandberg and six additional chapters from experts offering advice on finding and getting the most out of a first job; CV writing; best interviewing practices; negotiating your salary; listening to your inner voice; owning who you are; and leaning in for millennial men.
  • 'The Artists Way at work' – Mark Bryan, Julia Cameron and Catherine Allen - Designed to encompass the world of the workplace in a satisfying creative and fulfilling way combining the art world, the corporate world and the entrepreneurial world
Change
  • ‘Who Moved My Cheese?’ - Dr Spencer Johnson – How to deal with change in your work and in your life
Comfort zone
  • ‘Feel the Fear - And Do It Anyway’ - Susan Jeffers
  • ‘Feel the Fear…and Beyond’ - Susan Jeffers
Confidence
  • 'Lean In for Graduates' - Sheryl Sandberg - ‘Because the world needs you to change it’. Expanded and updated exclusively for graduates just entering the workforce, this extraordinary new edition of Lean In includes a letter to graduates from Sheryl Sandberg and six additional chapters from experts offering advice on finding and getting the most out of a first job; CV writing; best interviewing practices; negotiating your salary; listening to your inner voice; owning who you are; and leaning in for millennial men.
  • ‘The Chimp Paradox - The Mind Management’ – Dr Steve Peters - achieve confidence, success and mind management
  • ‘The Strengths Book’ – Dr Alex Linley, Dr Janet Willars and Dr RobertBiswas-Diener - be confident, be successful and enjoy better relationships by realising the best of you
Conversations
  • ‘Fierce Conversations’ - Susan Scott
  • ‘Difficult Conversations’ – (Douglas Stone) – Charles Feng
  • ‘Difficult Conversations’ - Anne Dickson
Culture

E

Effectiveness
  • 'The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’ - Stephen R Covey
Emotional Intelligence
  • 'Emotional Intelligence 2.0' - Dr Travis Bradberry and Jean Greave
Empowering
Entrepreneurs
  • Dear Female Founder' - Lu Li – advice from female entrepreneurs who have made it
  • 'The Artists Way at work' – Mark Bryan Julia Cameron and Catherine Allen - Designed to encompass the world of the workplace in a satisfying creative and fulfilling way combining the art world, the corporate world and the entrepreneurial world

F

Feminists
  • Why we should all be feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • ‘Bad Feminist’ - Roxane Gray - explores being a feminist whilst loving things that seem at odds with feminism
  • 'A Book for Her' - Bridget Christie - a comic look at feminism
  • 'Lean Out' - Dawn Foster – exploring feminism and what actually matters – class, economics, poverty, race, violence, child-care, anti-capitalism, policy and the role of the state with figures, stats and policy to back up her argument
Financial Savvy

G

Gender
Gender Equality
  • The Richard Dimbleby Lecture - Award-winning writer and author Jeanette Winterson delivers the 2018 Richard Dimbleby Lecture, examining both the contemporary and historical fight for the equality of women
Gender Equality in Higher Education
Gender Initiatives at Warwick
  • Gender Initiatives at Warwick - including Inspiring Women staff and student series, Sprint Programme, Athena Swan, Gender Task force, LGBTUA at Warwick, Women’s Careers and Societies, Student Programmes and Societies, Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, Plotina – Promoting Gender Balance and Inclusion in Research, Innovation and Training
Gender Pay Gap

H

Happiness

I

Influencing
Inspiring Women Profiles
  • Veryan Dexter (former Warwick Student) - The Female Lead is a non-profit organisation which promotes women's stories making them more visible through social media and outreach at schools from female international role models who have helped shape the world.
  • 100 Inspirational Women and how the 'glass ceiling' phrase came to be
  • In pictures: Women in innovation - Leading women pushing the boundaries in technology and innovation -
  • Women in Senior Roles
  • Business women awards 2018 - CEO Severn Trent
  • ‘Heroines & Harridans’ - Sandi Toksvig. A fanfare of fabulous females – celebrating an eccentric melange of women throughout history, in typical witty style

L

Leadership
Lifestyle

M

Masculinity (toxic)
Mindfulness
  • Future Learn Monash Mindfulness courses: really good discussion of the evidence base for the application of mindfulness and downloadable podcasts containing mediations and mindfulness practice:
  • 'The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment' - Eckhart Tolle - living in the present moment

N

Negotiation
Networking

P

Personality Tests
Politics
Power
  • 'Women and Power' - Mary Beard, classic historian – history and powerful women
  • 'Quiet' - The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking' - Susan Cain – how introverts can take full advantage of their strengths in a society that undervalues introverts
Procrastination
  • 'Eat that Frog' - Brian Tracey - how to stop procrastinating and get more done in less time
Public Speaking

R

Resilience

S

Self-awareness
Sexism
Sleep
Stress
Support

V

Vulnerability

W

Wellbeing
  • ‘The Chimp Paradox - The Mind Management’ achieve confidence, success and mind management – Dr Steve Peters
  • ‘Take Time for Your Life’ - Cheryl Richardson – putting you first
  • The Resilience Framework (BoingBoing) available in a range of formats and languages and a blank template version
  • The 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' series A collection of shorter and longer stories, poems, pearls of advice and quotes.
  • Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul
  • How to let cancer heal your life - Sophie Sabbage – really good personal development, self care and assertiveness, especially useful for women who have been or who are struggling with health problems
  • Future Learn Monash Mindfulness courses: really good discussion of the evidence base for the application of mindfulness and downloadable podcasts containing mediations and mindfulness practice
  • 'The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment' - Eckhart Tolle, living in the present moment
  • University of Warwick Support Services
  • NHS Self-help therapies
  • The 'Overcoming' series (NHS Books on Prescription)
  • 'Don't Panic' app
  • How to boost your wellbeing outside the workplace
  • Positive Psychology
  • 'Positivity’ - Barbara Fredrickson
  • ‘I'm OK - You're OK’ -Thomas Anthony Harris – self-help transactional analysis as a method for solving problems in life
  • ‘Sort Your Brain Out’ – Dr Jack Lewis and Adrian Webster rewiring and self-help exercises to improve mood, deal better with stress ad work smarter at work
  • ‘The Paradox of Choice - Why More is Less’ - Barry Schwartz American psychologist examines how eliminating consumer choices reduces anxiety which is critical to our wellbeing
Workplace Strategies
  • 'The Artists Way at work' – Mark Bryan Julia Cameron and Catherine Allen - Designed to encompass the world of the workplace in a satisfying creative and fulfilling way combining the art world, the corporate world and the entrepreneurial world
  • 'Lean In for Graduates' - Sheryl Sandberg - Because the world needs you to change it. Expanded and updated exclusively for graduates just entering the workforce, this extraordinary new edition of Lean In includes a letter to graduates from Sheryl Sandberg and six additional chapters from experts offering advice on finding and getting the most out of a first job; CV writing; best interviewing practices; negotiating your salary; listening to your inner voice; owning who you are; and leaning in for millennial men.

Y

Your best self
  • ‘Living Your Best Life’ - Laura Berman Fortgang
  • 'You, Only Better' - Nicholas Bate – very useful self help book
  • ‘Now What’ - Laura Berman Fortgang - 90 days to a new life direction your best self
  • ‘The Strengths Book’ – Dr Alex Linley, Dr Janet Willars and Dr RobertBiswas-Diener - Be confident, be successful and enjoy better relationships by realising the best of you