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International Women’s Day March 8th

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is Inspiring Change.

International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action.


Interested in how women have inspired change in the business world? Check out some new books in the library by and about women in business:

One of the most-read books of last year, by the COO of Facebook, one of Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World:

Lean in : women, work, and the will to lead / Sheryl SandbergLeanIn2

Other books about women in business to inspire you:

I’d rather be in charge : a legendary business leader’s roadmap for achieving pride, power and joy at work / Charlotte Beers

Ascent of women / Sally Armstrong

Advice from the top : what minority women say about their career success / Valencia Campbell

Closer to home, be inspired by one of Canada’s influential business women, of the popular Dragons’ Den TV series:

All in : you, your business, your life / ArlAllInene Dickinson

Also, check out some streaming videos and be inspired by the Yukon legislature’s first Native woman minister, learn about the wartime accomplishments of women in World War I, and why not check out more about the history of the women’s movement in Canada:

Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief/ National Film Board of Canada

Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada

And We Knew How to Dance: Women in World War I


New books

There are a stack of new books soon to be put on the library shelves. Just a few titles of interest for BUAD students and faculty members:
How women mean business: a step-by-step guide to profiting from gender balanced business by Avivah Wittenberg-Cox

“All the evidence shows that balance leads to more innovation and better business performance – after all, women are most of the market and much of the talent. Leaders have now understood why it is important, but are still struggling with how to make it happen.” – cover

Flat broke in the free market : how globalization fleeced working people by Jon Jeter
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Enterprise 2.0 : new collaborative tools for your organization’s toughest challenges by Andrew McAfee
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Beyond strategy: the leader’s role in successful implementation by Robin Speculand

“The staggering failure of leaders to deliver on the strategy promises has led implementation to becoming an integral part of strategy discussions…Robin shifts his focus from why strategy implementation is important…to what leaders must now do differently. Something needs to change and it starts with the leaders.” – jacket cover

Look for these titles and more using the OC Library catalouge. Scroll down to the “holdings information” to ensure the books have made it onto the shelf. Don’t forget – if the book you want is at another campus, just ask for it! We’ll ensure it’s delivered to your home campus.