Reading Groups

The Institute for Women's Leadership collaborates with students/faulty/student groups to coordinate reading groups relating to women's issues. We invite you to participate in current or future groups! If you have an idea for a reading group, please email:

Spring 2015 Reading Groups: TBD

Fall 2014 Reading Groups: All opportunities to participate have passed, check your emails this spring for the next book group!

Body Outlaws by Ophira Edut

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi 

Fall 2013 Reading Groups:

The End of Sex by Donna Freitas

The college hookup has long since lived in the shadowy corners of our culture. It's time we talked about it.


Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

Current Facebook COO and former Google executive, discusses scarcity of females leadership positions and reflects on the state of the feminist revolution.


Past Reading Groups: 

Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love and Lose at Both by Laura Sessions Stepp
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwideby Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown by Jennifer Scanlon
Full Frontal Feminism: a Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism Matters by Jessica Valenti
The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods by Julia Butterfly Hill

                                 Bad Girls Go Everywhere The Legacy of Luna

Unhooked  Half The Sky Full Frontal Feminism