These are just a few of the books that have expanded our world, opened us up to a deeper understanding of others, and changed our understanding of our power to be better allies and advocates for others.

A special thanks to Charis Books & More – the oldest independent feminist bookstore in the South – for always helping us find the next great book to expand our horizons.

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Race Issues:

  • Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements, by Charlene A. Caruthers
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo


  • Transgender Employees in the Workplace, by Jennie Kermode
  • Out & Equal at Work: From Closet to Corner Office, edited by Selisse Berry

Gender Studies:

  • What Works: Gender Equity by Design, by Iris Bohnet
  • The Man They Wanted Me to Be: Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making, by Jared Yates Sexton
  • The Little #MeToo Book for Men, by Mark Greene

Diversity & Inclusion:

  • Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace, and The Will to Change, by Jennifer Brown
  • The Inclusive Economy: How to Bring Wealth to America’s Poor, by Michael D. Tanner

Personal Stories:

  • This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America, by Morgan Jerkins
  • All That Is Bitter & Sweet, by Ashley Judd
  • No Ashes In the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America, by Darnell Moore

Workplace & Leadership:

  • Dare to Lead, by Brené Brown
  • No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Workplace Drama, End Entitlement, and Drive Big Results, by Cy Wakeman
  • The Purpose Economy, by Aaron Hurst
  • Work Rules, by Laszlo Bock
  • Little Big Things, by Tom Peters
  • Remote, by Jason Fried & David Heinemeiser Hansson