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Reading List

The WLN has compiled a list of recommended reading for leaders, and we will continue to update this list with new suggestions. These titles are recommended by WLN members in a variety of industries: technology, health care , law, consulting, education and more. 

To share a book, please email Danika Hatcher '10 at and include a sentence or two about the way this reading shaped or changed the way you approach leadership. 


  • The Leadership Challenge, by James Kouzes & Barry Posner (recommended by Ev Hopkins '06, chief administrative officer, STCU)
  • Earn It!, by Mike Brzezinski (recommended by Carrisa Pawell '11, associate program manager, Liberty Mutual Insurance) 
  • Start With Why, by Simon Sinek (recommended by Shelly O'Quinn '97, CEO, Innovia Foundation)
  • The Confidence Code, by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman (recommended by Erin Lydon)