Today we share breaking news that will shock many men and roughly zero women: unfortunately, sexism is still alive and well. In little jokes and big hiring decisions, at home and at work, gender bias continues to constrain women everywhere.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Below you’ll find three remarkable books that reveal the truth about modern sexism, and suggest steps we can all take to build a more equitable and inclusive world.
Hysterical: A Memoir
By Elissa Bassist
Hysterical is a memoir of a voice lost and found, and a primer on new ways to think about a woman’s voice, where it’s being squashed and where it needs amplification. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Elissa Bassist, in the Next Big Idea App
You Should Smile More: How to Dismantle Gender Bias in the Workplace
By Dawn Hudson, Angelique Bellmer Krembs, Katie Lacey, Lori Tauber Marcus, Cie Nicholson, and Mitzi Short
Written by six C-suite women with a collective résumé covering 29 industries, You Should Smile More offers a completely new lens through which to talk about and tackle the stubborn remnants of gender bias at work. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by co-author Angelique Bellmer Krembs, in the Next Big Idea App
Bully Market: My Story of Money and Misogyny at Goldman Sachs
By Jamie Fiore Higgins
Both a revealing, extraordinary look at the industry and a top Wall Streeter’s explosive personal story, Bully Market is an essential account of one woman’s experience in a flawed system that speaks to the challenge and urgency for change. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Jamie Fiore Higgins, in the Next Big Idea App
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