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 #2: August–September 2020
You are an Artist by Sarah Urist Green
A few years ago, curator and presenter Sarah Urist Green left her office in the basement of an art museum to travel around visiting a diverse range of artists, asking them to share prompts that relate to their own ways of working, creating and making. The result is this beautiful coffee table book, which invites you to get in touch with your own inner artist, with a range of assignments you can fit into your day to inspire creativity and creative thinking. You don’t need to draw, paint or sculpt for this book to work magic on your creative juices; Green simply asks that you keep an open mind as you go on this journey and discover how creativity — whether that’s switching up your selfie-taking style, making a rug, or learning to better empathise with diverse groups — can benefit your life and career in untold ways.
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