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  1. 9/13/2016 • Unabridged

    Part manual, part manifesto, a humorous yet incisive guide to navigating subtle sexism at work—a pocketbook Lean In for the Buzzfeed generation that provides real-life career advice and humorous reinforcement for a new generation of professional women. It was a fight club—but without the fighting and without the men. Every month, the women would huddle in a friend’s apartment to share sexist job frustrations and trade tips for how best to tackle them. Once upon a time, you might have called them a consciousness-raising group. But the problems of today’s working world are more subtle, less pronounced, harder to identify—and harder to prove—than those of their foremothers. These women weren’t just there to vent. They needed battle tactics. And so the fight club was born. Hard-hitting and entertaining, Feminist Fight Club blends personal stories with research, statistics, and no-bullsh*t expert advice. Bennett offers a new vocabulary for the sexist workplace archetypes women encounter everyday—such as the Manterrupter who talks over female colleagues in meetings or the Himitator who appropriates their ideas—and provides practical hacks for navigating other gender landmines in today’s working world. With Feminist Mad Libs, a Negotiation Cheat Sheet, and fascinating historical research, Feminist Fight Club tackles both the external (sexist) and internal (self-sabotaging) behaviors that plague women in the workplace—as well as the system that perpetuates them.

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    Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennett
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  2. 6.6 hrs • 8/2/2016 • Unabridged

    Of all life’s financial shocks, few compare to bringing home an infant. Just one tiny person costs $250,000 to raise—not including college! How will you pay for it? That agonizing question fuels mothers’ choices about their careers, budgets, and families. Some lean in, some scale back or seek new opportunities—there are no easy answers, but lots of rewarding possibilities. Smart Mom, Rich Mom explores how women today are navigating the financially challenging career/parenting years. Written by a national money columnist and mom of two, the book chronicles people who have stayed in the game—full time, freelance, self-employed, and more—and emerged more prosperous and empowered. Smart Mom, Rich Mom mines their experiences to uncover both career advice and spending and savings strategies that everyone can use. Stories, checklists, action steps, planning tools, and more explain how toprepare financially for parenthood—whether you’re expecting your first child or your third;balance thrift with generating income and investing wisely;find flexibility at work while safeguarding your earning potential—save for both college and retirement despite increased expenses; plan for unexpected events, like a layoff or illness;and much more. Kids change our lives, adding joy but draining bank accounts. Smart Mom, Rich Mom helps you adopt healthy habits—and make hard decisions—that pay off in abundance.

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    Smart Mom, Rich Mom by Kimberly Palmer

    Smart Mom, Rich Mom

    6.6 hrs • 8/2/16 • Unabridged
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  3. 8.9 hrs • 7/12/2016 • Unabridged

    The incredible story of Brownie Wise, the Southern single mother—and postwar #Girlboss—who built, and lost, a Tupperware home-party empire Before Mary Kay, Martha Stewart, and Joy Mangano, there was Brownie Wise, the charismatic Tupperware executive who converted postwar optimism into a record-breaking sales engine powered by American housewives. In Life of the Party, Bob Kealing offers the definitive portrait of Wise, a plucky businesswoman who divorced her alcoholic husband, started her own successful business, and eventually caught the eye of Tupperware inventor, Earl Tupper, whose plastic containers were collecting dust on store shelves. The Tupperware Party that Wise popularized, a master-class in the soft sell, drove Tupperware’s sales to soaring heights. It also gave minimally educated and economically invisible postwar women, including some African-American women, an acceptable outlet for making their own money for their families—and for being rewarded for their efforts. With the people skills of Dale Carnegie, the looks of Doris Day, and the magnetism of Eva Peron, Wise was as popular among her many devoted followers as she was among the press, and she become the first woman to appear on the cover of Business Week in 1954. Then, at the height of her success, Wise’s ascent ended as quickly as it began. Earl Tupper fired her under mysterious circumstances, wrote her out of Tupperware’s success story, and left her with a pittance. He walked away with a fortune and she disappeared—until now. Originally published as Tupperware Unsealed by the University Press of Florida in 2008—and optioned by Sony Pictures, with Sandra Bullock attached to star—this revised and updated edition is perfectly timed to take advantage of renewed interest in this long-overlooked American business icon.

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    Life of the Party

    8.9 hrs • 7/12/16 • Unabridged
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  4. 4.9 hrs • 7/12/2016 • Unabridged

    If you’re like most modern women, you feel beat down by and fed up with the ads, marketing, and well-meaning people promoting the message of musts. “You must have the perfect body, make lots of money, and have a college degree. Must, must, must!” Debra Fox’s Finding Your Moxie is a refreshing eye-opener for women trying to thrive in life but struggling to keep up with the myths, lies, and half-truths surrounding success that women have to face head-on every day. Success, happiness, and fulfillment in life does not result from a checklist—it’s a result of moxie: courage, spirit, energy, know-how, confidence, fearlessness, gumption, and guts! If you have moxie, you won’t let minor setbacks stop you. You won’t give up. Debra’s book gives you a witty, straight-forward look at your own life. Debra has lived it all―and tells it all through her own experience battling these myths with her inner moxie. She’s the coach in your corner that you’ve always wanted—and needed. Finding Your Moxie will help you bust through those myths by teaching you why success does not come to those who wait;how to set or reset your life GPS;how to invest your time where you’re appreciated, not tolerated;how to have healthy conflict and resolution; andhow college and knowledge are not the same thing. Debra’s story will show you step-by-step how to develop the moxie it takes to overcome the modern-day myths and stand up for yourself. This is real stuff—real life, really lived! So learn how to stop playing by everyone else’s rules, and write your own success story!

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    Finding Your Moxie by Debra Fox

    Finding Your Moxie

    Read by Debra Fox
    4.9 hrs • 7/12/16 • Unabridged
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  5. 6.5 hrs • 6/1/2016 • Unabridged

    Breaking through Bias explains that it is the stereotypes about women, men, work, leadership, and family that hold women back. It presents unique, practical, and effective advice about how women can at last break through gender bias in the workplace and win at the career advancement game. More than fifty years after the beginning of the Women’s Movement and forty years after passage of Title IX, women are still not “making it” in traditionally male careers. Women start their careers on parity with men but generally end them far earlier, having achieved less status, lower compensation, and less satisfaction than men. Breaking through Bias explains that it is the stereotypes about women, men, work, leadership, and family that hold women back, and it presents an integrated set of communication techniques that women can use to avoid the discriminatory consequences of these stereotypes. Women define career success in a wide variety of ways. But whatever a woman’s personal definition, if she is in a traditionally male-dominated career—virtually all high status, highly compensated fields—her career is at risk because of pervasive gender stereotypes. This highly practical book makes clear that women don’t need to change who they are to succeed in their chosen careers, and they certainly don’t need to act more like men. Women do, however, need to be attuned to the negative gender stereotypes that surround them; they need to anticipate the biases these stereotypes foster, and they need to manage the impressions they make to avoid or overcome these biases. Based on the authors’ personal experiences as business leaders and practicing attorneys, involvement in compensation and hiring decisions, extensive mentoring activities, and numerous scientific and academic studies, Breaking through Bias presents unique, practical, and effective advice about how women can at last break through gender bias in the workplace and win at the career advancement game.

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    Breaking through Bias

    6.5 hrs • 6/1/16 • Unabridged
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  6. 4.8 hrs • 4/26/2016 • Unabridged

    For readers of #GIRLBOSS and viewers of Shark Tank—a global revolution in entrepreneurship is under way, inspiring women to blaze a trail of financial self-reliance and become self-made. Featuring a foreword by Suze Orman. What does it mean to be self-made? It’s not just about having money, but financial empowerment is where it begins. It means getting out of survival mode, where you are one problem away from catastrophe. It means changing your mindset from instant gratification to goal orientation. It means being able to sleep at night without worry. It means being rich in every way: rich in money, rich in family, rich in love, rich in time—abundant! For Nely Galán—entrepreneur, TV producer, and real estate mogul—helping women to become self-made is a movement and a mission. Galán pulls no punches. She is the straight-talking friend and mentor you’ve always wanted, and here she shares valuable, candid, no-nonsense lessons learned on her own path to becoming self-made (“There is no Prince Charming”; “Think like an immigrant”; “In your pain is your brand”; “Don’t buy shoes, buy buildings!”). You’ll read inspiring stories of women who started and grew businesses out of ingenuity, opportunity, and need. You’ll find exercises to help you identify your goals and your strengths. You’ll learn tips and tricks for saving money, making money, and finding “hidden money” that can help jump-start your self-made dreams. When you become self-made, the change in you inspires change in those around you, because one of the greatest rewards of a self-made life is seeing how the sparks from your personal revolution can light a fire in others. So come, join the Self-Made movement. The revolution starts inside of you!

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    Self-Made

    Foreword by Suze Orman
    Read by Nely Galán
    4.8 hrs • 4/26/16 • Unabridged
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  7. 8.4 hrs • 4/1/2016 • Unabridged

    Why do women find work-life balance so hard? Why is having it all such an elusive quest? Why haven’t women achieved equality yet in the leadership ranks? Authors Jodi Ecker Detjen, Michelle A. Waters, and Kelly Watson probe these questions and more in this highly anticipated new book, The Orange Line—A Woman’s Guide to Integrating Career Family & Life. Through interviews with 118 college-educated women, they document the varied career stories and day-to-day anecdotes in the ongoing work-life struggle. They also uncover a revolutionary new line of thinking: Women are holding themselves back with outdated ideals and rigid rules for how to act. Naming this limiting belief system The Feminine Filter, the authors call on women to reframe their assumptions, shed their guilt, and pursue their vocation with passion. The authors provide tools to help women remove this Filter so they can see more clearly to a new career path that includes work, family, and themselves. It is the most radical call to arms for women in decades, but instead of asking governments and organizations to change, the authors inspire women to look inward to claim their power.

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    The Orange Line

    8.4 hrs • 4/1/16 • Unabridged
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  8. 5.7 hrs • 2/1/2016 • Unabridged

    What does it take to lead the successful turnaround of four consecutive organizations? What does it take to run a $5 billion business in Detroit as the city struggles to emerge from municipal bankruptcy and its worst ongoing crisis ever? What does it take to be a female CEO who has come up against discrimination and personal attack? It takes unconventional leadership, a style of leadership based on confronting reality and leading headlong through adversity. In this inspiring story, innovative LGBT leader Nancy Schlichting, the CEO of Henry Ford Health System, reveals her unique strategies that drive success: maintaining a focus on people, creating a culture of innovation and reinvention, and embracing diversity as a key strategy for growth. The book describes a leadership paradigm that will motivate, inspire, and drive new thinking in today’s disruptive business environment in which traditional modes of managing are no longer working. In Unconventional Leadership, Schlichting weaves together three themes that explain how she has become one of the most powerful individuals in healthcare today:Deftly conquering the immense challenges within the healthcare industry itself: consolidation, new models of delivery and financing, increasing government regulation and oversight, changing customer expectations, and pressures on cost and qualityThe exciting and panoramic backdrop of Henry Ford and Detroit: Ford’s legacy of invention and innovation combined with ongoing attempts to restore and renew a city in deep decline; andForging a career path and excelling as an LGBT and female CEO in a world typically dominated by men. An abiding fan of the underdog, Schlichting reveals, above all else, the sheer grit and determination required to lead through adversity and create a successful legacy of leadership.

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    Unconventional Leadership

    5.7 hrs • 2/1/16 • Unabridged
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  9. 5.3 hrs • 1/1/2015 • Unabridged

    Every day, talented, hardworking women are passed over for promotions. While it’s easy to blame a corporate culture that favors men, seasoned executive Grace Killelea identifies another culprit: a surprising disparity in confidence. Men are prone to overestimate their abilities, while women too often sell themselves short. The Confidence Effect helps women speak out, take risks, and assume leadership positions with assurance. The book moves beyond research and statistics to focus on what’s really important: how women can become more confident, one step at a time. Practical strategies show how to turn job competency into the kind of authentic confidence that gets noticed. Women learn to practice the Four Rs of Success: relationships, reputation, results, and resilience, dipping in for tips and tools on how to:Build circles of influence Seize opportunities they normally avoid Leverage and promote their skills Cultivate executive presence Use data compellingly Bounce back from setbacks And more With this powerful new audiobook, women everywhere will find the confidence they need to step off the sidelines onto the playing field-and claim the success they deserve.

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    The Confidence Effect

    5.3 hrs • 1/1/16 • Unabridged
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  10. 1.0 hrs • 12/23/2015 • Unabridged

    The world has changed dramatically over the last century, and with that change so has the treatment of women in society. Those changes have not been uniform across the world, but at least in Western society a revolution has occurred that has enabled women to not only survive but also thrive in the workplace and at home. For those of you out there who may be struggling, you may not feel like those changes are real to you, but as I will explain in this book, there are some amazing statistics that show how women are performing much better both in terms of hard dollars as well as perception in society with respect to equality. That being said, the next step is to figure out how to tap into that change and use it both for the benefit of improving your professional career as well as your personal and home life. It’s Handled! Helping Powerful Women Win at Home & in the Workplace will help you do it with the simple principles outlined in the book. Enjoy!

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    It’s Handled!

    1.0 hrs • 12/23/15 • Unabridged
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    9.3 hrs • 12/22/2015 • Unabridged

    Have you ever left a nerve-racking challenge and immediately wished for a do over? Maybe after a job interview, a performance, or a difficult conversation? The very moments that require us to be genuine and commanding can instead cause us to feel phony and powerless. Too often we approach our lives’ biggest hurdles with dread, execute them with anxiety, and leave them with regret. By accessing our personal power, we can achieve “presence,” the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we’re making on others and instead adjust the impression we’ve been making on ourselves. As Harvard professor Amy Cuddy’s revolutionary book reveals, we don’t need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we need to nudge ourselves, moment by moment, by tweaking our body language, behavior, and mind-set in our day-to-day lives. Amy Cuddy has galvanized tens of millions of viewers around the world with her TED talk about “power poses.” Now she presents the enthralling science underlying these and many other fascinating body-mind effects, and teaches us how to use simple techniques to liberate ourselves from fear in high-pressure moments, perform at our best, and connect with and empower others to do the same. Brilliantly researched, impassioned, and accessible, Presence is filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Every listener will learn how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and to leave them with satisfaction instead of regret.

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    Presence

    Read by Amy Cuddy
    9.3 hrs • 12/22/15 • Unabridged
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  12. 6.7 hrs • 10/6/2015 • Unabridged

    The essential guide for female entrepreneurs who want to “go big,” which shows you how to turn that creative idea into a million-dollar-plus business. American women are starting businesses at nearly twice the rate that men are, but only three percent of female business owners have revenues of over one million dollars. Most women entrepreneurs are stuck at the “mom and pop” level, just getting by, or in many cases, running out of cash. Julia Pimsleur shares her inspiring story of building her own company and raising millions in capital in a guide for women like her who have a great idea and need to find the resources to take it into the big leagues. In Million Dollar Women, Pimsleur introduces you to seven women who, instead of “leaning in,” simply left corporate America and “marched in” to the world of entrepreneurship. They have raised capital, developed powerful networks, and generated multimillion-dollar companies from scratch. When Pimsleur herself started Little Pim, a company that produces a program for young children to learn foreign languages, she wanted to create an exceptional experience. But soon she realized that she had to think and behave differently to become the head of a multimillion-dollar company. Eventually she transformed from a creative person with a business idea into a CEO running a business with a creative idea at its center. Million Dollar Women will teach you the concepts, the lexicon, and the steps for taking a business big. It shows you how to network, when to delegate, and when to get extra coaching. Above all, it provides help for overcoming the kind of emotional hurdles you have to jump to join the million dollar-plus business owners—and cheers you on in overcoming every obstacle. With her friendly, pragmatic advice, humor, and an appendix of exercises to take your ideas from theory to practice, Julia Pimsleur’s book is an invaluable reference.

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    Million Dollar Women

    6.7 hrs • 10/6/15 • Unabridged
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  13. 8.0 hrs • 10/6/2015 • Unabridged

    Learn how some of the world’s most powerful women are using their growing economic power to create success and meaning in their lives while building a better world. Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In ignited a conversation about women and their careers, and resonated with millions of readers. Fast Forward, by two women leaders with experience and access throughout corporate America and around the world, takes the next step. Through interviews with a network of over fifty trailblazing women, it shows women how to accelerate their growing economic power and combine it with purpose to create success and meaning in their lives while building a better world.

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    Fast Forward

    Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton
    Read by Coleen Marlo
    8.0 hrs • 10/6/15 • Unabridged
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  14. 9.7 hrs • 9/29/2015 • Unabridged

    A powerful, persuasive, thought-provoking vision for how to finish the long struggle for equality between men and women, work and family. When Anne-Marie Slaughter accepted her dream job as the first female director of policy planning at the US State Department in 2009, she was confident she could juggle the demands of her position in Washington, DC, with the responsibilities of her family life in suburban New Jersey. Her husband and two young sons encouraged her to pursue the job; she had a tremendously supportive boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and she had been moving up on a high-profile career track since law school. But then life intervened. Parenting needs caused her to make a decision to leave the State Department and return to an academic career that gave her more time for her family. The reactions to her choice to leave Washington because of her kids led her to question the feminist narrative she grew up with. Her subsequent article for the Atlantic, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” created a firestorm, sparked intense national debate, and became one of the most-read pieces in the magazine’s history. Since that time, Anne-Marie Slaughter has pushed forward, breaking free of her long-standing assumptions about work, life, and family. Though many solutions have been proposed for how women can continue to break the glass ceiling or rise above the “motherhood penalty,” women at the top and the bottom of the income scale are further and further apart. Now, in her refreshing and forthright voice, Anne-Marie Slaughter returns with her vision for what true equality between men and women really means, and how we can get there. She uncovers the missing piece of the puzzle, presenting a new focus that can reunite the women’s movement and provide a common banner under which both men and women can advance and thrive. With moving personal stories, individual action plans, and a broad outline for change, Anne-Marie Slaughter reveals a future in which all of us can finally finish the business of equality for women and men, work and family.

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    Unfinished Business

    9.7 hrs • 9/29/15 • Unabridged
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  15. 4.6 hrs • 9/21/2015 • Unabridged

    When a man strongly asserts his point of view and autonomy, he is hailed as a strong, competent leader. When a woman exhibits the same executive qualities, she is labeled a brusque, overbearing bitch. This is not really news anymore, is it? Yet these unfair perceptions are a key reason why only five percent of Fortune 500 company CEOs are women. How can women leaders break through that brick wall of “bitch?” How can they manage gender expectations and still successfully climb the corporate ladder? Breaking Through “Bitch” takes an innovative, sometimes controversial approach, using stories from executives at the highest corporate levels to show how women can hone their innate skills, rise to the top, and be effective, outstanding leaders. It addresses head-on why women cannot and should not “act like men.” Breaking Through “Bitch”:• Describes the unique profile of behaviors that top women leaders have in common.• Reveals why such stereotypically feminine characteristics as nurturing, empathy, and inclusiveness are the keys to power, not signs of weakness.• Shows how these characteristics can be equally effective for men in our fast-changing world. Breaking Through “Bitch” empowers women to be their best selves, overcome stereotypes, and lead!

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    Breaking Through “Bitch”

    4.6 hrs • 9/21/15 • Unabridged
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  16. 8.8 hrs • 8/12/2015 • Unabridged

    When it comes to negotiation, there is an ugly double standard. As women, if we make concessions to further a deal, we’re viewed as weak. But if we play hardball, we can be seen as overly aggressive—and the strategy backfires. No wonder most women hate negotiating. In Your Own Terms, negotiation expert Yasmin Davidds helps women strike a balance, merging our natural strengths (collaboration, relationship building, listening) with a firm grasp of established tactics. Guidelines, stories, and exercises illuminate the psychology of negotiation and reveal how women can: • Control how they are perceived• Eliminate self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors• Discover their personal negotiation style• Envision the ideal outcome and map backwards• Build leverage• Understand an opponent’s approach and adjust theirs in response• Deploy persuasion and redirection tactics• And much more Set the bar high and negotiate to get there. With this empowering audiobook, women learn the skills to win on their own terms—and open doors they never knew were shut.

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    Your Own Terms

    8.8 hrs • 8/12/15 • Unabridged
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