A great book has the power to educate, inspire, soothe, entertain, rouse, bring joy and so much more. Our everywomanBookClub explores brand new titles, examining them for what they teach us about ourselves, our careers and the wider world. We’ll be bringing you exclusive content on thought-leading publications, and even giving you the chance to put your own questions to the world’s leading authors. #ewBookClub
everywomanBookClub title #1: May–July 2020
Acting With Power by Deborah Gruenfeld
We all have more power than we realise; we’re probably just not using it in the right way. That’s the central premise of this new title from a longstanding professor at Stanford Business School. Part masterclass in ‘faking it ‘til you make it’, part reflection on how she’s navigated her relationship with her own power, Gruenfeld’s story is hugely relatable. You’ll find yourself wishing this book had been on your bedside table much earlier in your career. #ewBookClub
everywoman's Rebecca Lewis speaks to author Deborah Gruenfeld about her book Acting with Power.
If you would rather read the transcript from the podcast instead of listening to it, it is available here
BUY THE BOOK
“Acting with Power is an entertaining and uplifting read, filled with sharp insight and practical advice… This book will change how you think about power and how you handle it – and will help you see the power you may not have known you have.”
THE READING PERIOD
Once you have ordered your copy of the book, and listened to the podcast, everywomanNetwork members will be able to put their own questions to Professor Deborah Gruenfeld in a live online Q&A session. You’ll be able to take part in polls about your understanding of the book, and share your thoughts and ideas with other readers. If you’re not an everywomanNetwork member, join here.
We will also be publishing a series of articles around topics brought up in the book during the reading period. So keep an eye on your weekly member e-newsletter and bookmark this page to check back regularly.
QUIZ: How much do you understand about power
We all know that knowledge is power, but what’s your knowledge of power? Our understanding of power is often muddied by pervasive myths about gender differences and beliefs about what it means to be a powerful leader. Put your knowledge to the test and you might just become more powerful in the process.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Tweet us @everywomanuk to share your views on Acting With Power by Professor Deborah Gruenfeld and the issues around power which she writes about and discusses in our podcast. #ewbookclub
everywomanBookClub LIVE ONLINE Q&A
The live online Q&A, with author Deborah Gruenfeld will be at 5pm on 23 July, and will be exclusively for everywomanNetwork members.
To submit questions in advance of the Q&A click here. There will also be a live chat and Q&A facility during the discussion.