Reading Room


The AWM has purchased a selection of books on various topics pertaining to women in professional, and often STEM-related, careers. The goal is for these books to be a resource for graduate students, especially to help women and members of underrepresented groups thrive at UO and beyond.

Additionally, the AWM will host teas each quarter to discuss specific topics from the reading selection.

The books are available for graduate students to sign out in the reading room on the third floor of the Fenton math library. All books must be returned in Week 10 of each quarter.

Upcoming Events

Reading Room Tea

Thursday February 1st at 2 p.m.
One purpose of these teas is to start a dialogue about some of the challenges that women and other underrepresented groups face in STEM-related careers. Here is the optional reading for Thursday's discussion. Hope to see you there!

Book List

  • Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers by Lois P. Frankel
  • See Jane Lead: 99 Ways for Women to Take Charge at Work by Lois P. Frankel
  • Nice Girls Just Don't Get It: 99 Ways to Win the Respect You Deserve, the Success You've Earned, and the Life You Want by Lois P. Frankel
  • Ask for It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want by Linda Babcock
  • Publish and Perish: Three Tales of Tenure and Terror by James Hynes
  • My Answer is No...If That's Okay with You: How Women Can Say No and (Still) Feel Good About It by Nanette Gartrell
  • Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
  • Own It: The Power of Women at Work by Sallie Krawcheck
  • Lean In: Women, Work and the Will To Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  • Getting Past No by Willian Ury
  • Playing Big
  • Pushback: How Smart Women Ask--and Stand Up--for What They Want by Selena Rezvani and Lois P. Frankel
  • Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O'Neil
  • Women and Leadership
  • The Lecherous Professor: Sexual Harassment on Campus by Billie Wright Dziech and Linda Weiner
  • Gender Differences in Mathematics by Ann M. Gallagher and James C. Kaufman
  • Reflections on Gender and Science by Evelyn Fox Keller
  • Whose Science? Whose Knowledge?: Thinking from Women's Lives by Sandra Harding
  • Female-Friendly Science by Sue V. Rosser
  • The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure--Without Losing Your Soul by Kerry Ann Rockquemore and Tracey Laszloffy
  • Women Don't Ask by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever
  • Advice For New Faculty Members by Robert Boice
  • The Coach's Guide for Women Professors: Who Want a Successful Career and a Well-Balanced Life by Rena Seltzer and Frances Rosenbluth
  • Stop Sabotaging Your Career: 8 Proven Strategies to Succeed--in Spite of Yourself by Lois P. Frankel
Suggestions for additional books may be sent to Ellen Eischen ( or Cathy Hsu (