Lynn Roseberry, Ph.D., is the co-author, together with Johan Roos, Ph.D., of Bridging the Gender Gap: Seven Principles for Achieving Gender Balance, showing how leadership can play a role in producing or closing the gender gap in leadership.
When I began working with Johan on Bridging the Gender Gap, I had read hundreds of books and articles on feminism and gender-related issues. There are plenty of books, like Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In and Gloria Feldt’s, No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, addressed to women who want to pursue leadership, but none that answered the question, “If all the people who say they support gender equality mean what they say, why are most leaders still men?” I mean, really. Most people say they support gender equality and think that men and women should be treated as equals. So why don’t we have far more female leaders than we do now? I wanted to write the book that answers that question.
In between holiday shindigs spent overindulging on cocktails and sweets, we’ll be detoxing with some downtime and a new book. This is what we’ll be checking out this week!
Hard Limit by Meredith Wild
Blake Landon and Erica Hathaway have weathered many ups and downs and are finally ready to walk down the aisle.
I attended an incredible concert in which Joshua Bell played the solo violin in the Johannes Brahms Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 77. You might ask, what was so wonderful or different about this concert? Little did I know that when Brahms created this piece, this was the first time a violin was so heavily featured in an orchestra. Usually there are violins, of course, but not where the violin soloist actually takes the stage front and center and literally outplays all the other instruments.
Hanna Martine’s newest release, The Good Chase, is a contemporary romance starring a heroine who is the country’s preeminent whiskey expert, and a hero who makes a ton of money on Wall Street during the week and becomes a rugby bruiser on the weekends. In honor of its publication, Hanna shares the books filling her corner of her bedroom.
My nightstand is more of a wall-stand—a wood shelf attached to the wall on my side of the bed, right at eye level. It holds a clock and a sleep machine that has the most wonderful set of sounds to fall asleep to. It also has a tiny notebook and pen in case an idea for a book comes to me when I’m too lazy to get out of bed. But of course the most important things are books, right?
I’m not a typical yoga teacher, even though I’ve owned a yoga studio for the past fourteen years. I can’t put my foot behind my head or sit in full lotus pose. I hate the smell of incense. I’d rather chug jalapeño margaritas than sip mugs of chai tea. But I completely believe in yoga. The practice has transformed my life and sharing it brings me great joy.
So most of my students just rolled their eyes when I decided to spend my spare time plotting murder, and my husband muttered “it figures” when he found a book about poisons “accidentally” hidden in the kitchen. It all makes sense if you know my warped sense of humor. Still, other yoga teachers are sometimes taken aback—even a little insulted—to learn about my series. What kind of demented yoga teacher combines yoga—a practice designed to promote inner peace—with murder?
After a long weekend of holiday festivities, we’re going to take some time for ourselves and check out this week’s best new releases.
Full Force and Effect (A Jack Ryan Novel) by Tom Clancy
No one does page-turning, action-suspense like Clancy. The U.S. is still at odds with North Korea but their international struggle is more dangerous than ever when the new North Korean dictator manages to build a nuclear program.