WOI Reads


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Four books that changed the Women of Influence team’s careers

April, 10th, 2018

  Our team at Women of Influence all share a passion for inspiring and empowering women to succeed. These are the books that made a profound impact on our own careers, and helped us thrive on the path to success.     Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance […]


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Discovering your purpose – 4 books to help you find your career path

October, 3rd, 2017

When it comes to deciding the next step in our career paths, many of us feel overwhelmed, confused, and a little bit intimidated by what lies ahead. So the next time you’re contemplating the direction you want to take, reference any of these good reads for guidance and inspiration.   by Anna Jozwiak     […]


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Stories of their Own – Our Pick for the Best Biographies All Women Need to Read

March, 7th, 2017

Since the theme of International Women’s Day this year is Be Bold for Change, we’ve made a list of 5 Canadian women who are boldly stepping into their power to improve the lives of women and girls in Canada, and around the world.     Fearless as Possible (Under the Circumstances) by Denise Donlon   […]


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2016 Gift Guide for Empowered Women & Girls

December, 13th, 2016

When the holidays come around, knowing what to buy for the empowered woman or girl in your life isn’t always intuitive. These ladies are opinionated, strong, and want to be inspired. Luckily, we’ve done the work of curating a list of thoughtful gifts for you, so you’re guaranteed to hit the mark.       […]


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Top 5 reads to empower change

October, 4th, 2016

Are you ready to change the world? If figuring out how is your only stumbling block, you might find the inspiration, insight, and practical guidance you need in one of these five books. The list has been carefully curated by Sara L. Austin, the founder and president of Children First Canada, a non-profit organization that is […]


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Top 5 Reads on Effective Strategy

August, 10th, 2016

What if you could learn from the strategy mistakes of other leaders to save your bottom line or, better yet, save your company from failing? Read about these influential executives who have lost it all to avoid leading your company into a similar situation.


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Top 4 Books for Effective Leadership

March, 3rd, 2016

Effective leadership can improve your team’s productivity and morale, propel your business to success, and even create the next generation of leaders. These reads will teach you how to embrace effective leadership—and what tactics are designed to fail.     Angela Duckworth, GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Culminating from Angela’s extensive career in […]


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Top 5 Books to Practise Mindfulness in Business

February, 10th, 2016

Do you believe in the power of mindfulness? These reads explain how you can incorporate it into your own professional life.


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Top 5 Books on Thinking Differently

January, 11th, 2016

What if bringing forth your boldest ideas didn’t have to be so intimidating—or better yet—got you a promotion? These reads outline the importance of breaking down what it means to be average, and why thinking out of the box will benefit both you and the world we live in.


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Top 5 Holiday Reads from Women of Influence

December, 7th, 2015

The holidays are a perfect time to squeeze in a book you might not otherwise find the time for. As a gift from the Women of Influence team, we’re offering up our favourite inspiring reads to indulge in before jumping into 2016.


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Top 5 Books by (and about) Successful Women

November, 3rd, 2015

These inspiring books feature successful women who have been through it all—from making mistakes in the boardroom to shying away from the c-suite. Women are now, more than ever, in an incredible spot to make their voices heard, and the following trailblazers have documented strategic paths to set us up for the future—for those starting out, or those aspiring to the corner office.


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Top 4 Books for Using Psychology to Succeed in Business

August, 27th, 2015

How can we use the power of psychology to make people and organizations more effective, reach our full career potential, and untangle the knot of conventional management? These insightful reads will help answer those questions, each taking wisdom from the world of psychology and applying it to achieve success in business.


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Top 5 Books for a Changing Workforce

July, 30th, 2015

Designed to inspire Millenials and baby boomers alike – this shortlist will satisfy your inherent curiosities of the changing workforce and where you need to position yourself to succeed. From personal branding to smart investing, these books will be your manuals to get inspired and advance.


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Top Five Summer Business Books

June, 25th, 2015

Summer reading lists often lean towards easy entertainment, but there’s no reason a little learning can’t sneak in, too. These five summer business books find that perfect harmony between pleasure and productivity.


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Annette Bergeron on: 3 Books To Inspire Recent Graduates

May, 13th, 2015

With convocation season upon us, we asked Annette Bergeron, thirty-year advocate for women in STEM and former director of the first-year engineering program at Queen’s University, to weigh in on what books would be fitting to gift to a recent graduate and future women of influence.