• Great resource with articles on health and sexuality, famous women in history, our connection to the environment, etc.
These are fabulous books every woman should read to understand her own femininity, power, grace, and beauty.
The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work. By Sally Helgesen. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2010.
This book is utterly fabulous. This is the best book I’ve read so far in 2010. It looks at how womens’ intuitive perceptions in the workplace are undervalued and unrewarded, but are precicsely the key to their companies’ success. The book examines the successful stories of women who influenced companies’ with their vision and perservered against difficult odds. These stories are very inspiring and encourage us all to have the courage to value our personal insights and assert them in the workplace.
Based on extensive research and workplace experience, The Female Vision demonstrates that what women perceive in organizations and beyond that goes unnoticed and unrewarded is exactly what so many companies need to succeed. Helgesen and Johnson delve deeply into the stories of a number of women whose vision improved their companies—although often they had to struggle not only against unresponsive organizations, peers, or others, but also against their own personal fears. They show how companies can create environments that welcome and encourage women to share what they notice, to the benefit not only of the women themselves but also, perhaps ironically, to the all important bottom line.
Best Friends: The Pleasures and Perils of Girls’ and Women’s Friendships. By Terri Apter, Ruthellen Josselson, and Jamie Baron. Crown Publishing Group, 1998.
Come Rain or Come Shine: Friendships Between Women. By Linda Bucklin and Mary Keil. Adams Media Corporation, 1999.
Twilight Goddess: Spiritual Feminism and Feminine Spirituality. By Thomas Cleary and Aziz Sartaz. Shambhala Publications, Inc., 2000.
Women Who Run with the Wolves. By Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Ballantine Books, Inc., 1996.
In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women’s Development. By Carol Gilligan. Harvard University Press, 1983.
I Know Just What You Mean: The Power of Friendship in Women’s Lives. By Ellen Goodman and Patricia O’Brien. Simon & Schuster Trade Paperbacks, 2001.
Revising Herself: The Story of Women’s Identity from College to Midlife. By Ruthellen Josselin. Diane Publishing Company, 2001.
The Quotidian Mysteries: Laundry, Liturgy and Woman’s “Work.” By Kathleen Norris. Paulist Press, 1998.
Silences. By Tillie Olsen. The Feminist Press at CUNY, 1978.
Connecting: The Enduring Power of Female Friendship. By Sandy Sheehy. William Morrow & Co., 2000.
The Courage to Raise Good Men: You Don’t Have to Sever the Bond with your Son to Help Him Become a Man. By Olga Silverstein and Beth Rashbaum. Penguin USA, 1995.
The Yoga Year. By Celia Toler. Storey Books, 2001.
Brown, Juanita and Isaacs, David et al. “The World Café: Living Knowledge Through Conversations that Matter” in The Systems Thinker. Pegasus Communications. Volume 12, Number 5 (June/July 2001), p. 1-5.
“Women’s Response to Stress” in Harvard Women’s Healthwatch. Vol. 9 Issue 9, (May 2002) p. 6.
Dess, Nancy K. “Tend and Befriend” in Psychology Today. Volume 33, Issue 5, (September/October 2000), p. 22.
“How Women Handle Stress: Is There a Difference?” in Harvard Mental Health Letter. Volume 17, Issue 10, (April 2001), p. 7.
Pittman, Gayle E. “Evolution, But No Revolution: The ‘Tend and Befriend’ Theory of Stress and Coping” in Psychology of Women Quarterly. Volume 27, Issue 2, (June 2003) p. 2.
“Social Networks and the Quality of Life” in Nurses’ Health Study Newsletter. Volume 8, (2001) p. 4.
Taylor, S.E. and L. Cousino-Klein, B.P. Lewis, T.L. Greunewald, R.A.R Gurung, J.A. Updegraff,: “Biobehavioral Responses to Stress in Females: Tend-and-Befriend, Not Fight-or-Flight” in Psychological Review. 107(3) (2000) p. 411-429.