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.

The books are available for graduate students to sign out in the reading room on the 2M floor of the Fenton math library. All books must be returned in Week 10 of each quarter.

Additionally, the AWM will host teas each quarter to discuss specific topics from the reading selection. See the calendar for details about upcoming teas. Additional information, past readings and resources can be found below.

Past Events

Self-promotion, March 4, 2024 (Postdoc Application Email Template, Reading)
Responses to Discrimination, January 2019, 2024 (Responses Resource (WIP!))
Jessica Striker's Questions for Grad Students, December 1, 2023
Living Proof: Stories of Resilience [Section 18], October 18, 2023 (Reading)
Reading Room Tea, June 4, 2019
Reading Room Tea, January 23, 2019
Reading Room Tea, November 26, 2018 (Reading)
Reading Room Tea, April 19, 2018 (Reading)
Reading Room Tea, February 1, 2018 (Reading)

Book List

  • Ask for It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want by Linda Babcock
  • Women Don't Ask by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever
  • Women's Way of Knowing by Belenky, Clinchy, Goldberger, and Tarule
  • The Lenses of Gender by Sandra Lipsitz Bem
  • Advice For New Faculty Members by Robert Boice
  • x + y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender by Eugenia Cheng
  • Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez
  • The Lecherous Professor: Sexual Harassment on Campus by Billie Wright Dziech and Linda Weiner
  • Myths of Gender by Anne Fausto-Sterling
  • Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference by Cordelia Fine
  • 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
  • Stop Sabotaging Your Career: 8 Proven Strategies to Succeed--in Spite of Yourself by Lois P. Frankel
  • Gender Differences in Mathematics by Ann M. Gallagher and James C. Kaufman
  • My Answer is No...If That's Okay with You: How Women Can Say No and (Still) Feel Good About It by Nanette Gartrell
  • In a Different Voice by Carol Gilligan
  • Whose Science? Whose Knowledge?: Thinking from Women's Lives by Sandra Harding
  • Asked and Answered: Dialogues On Advocating For Students of Color in Mathematics by Pamela E. Harris, Aris Winger
  • Inventing the Mathematician by Sara N. Hottinger
  • How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith
  • Publish and Perish: Three Tales of Tenure and Terror by James Hynes
  • Reflections on Gender and Science by Evelyn Fox Keller
  • Secrets of Life, Secrets of Death by Evelyn Fox Keller
  • Own It: The Power of Women at Work by Sallie Krawcheck
  • Sophie's Diary by Dora Musielak
  • Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O'Neil
  • Pushback: How Smart Women Ask--and Stand Up--for What They Want by Selena Rezvani and Lois P. Frankel
  • The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure--Without Losing Your Soul by Kerry Ann Rockquemore and Tracey Laszloffy
  • Female-Friendly Science by Sue V. Rosser
  • Lean In: Women, Work and the Will To Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  • The Coach's Guide for Women Professors: Who Want a Successful Career and a Well-Balanced Life by Rena Seltzer and Frances Rosenbluth
  • Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
  • Getting Past No by Willian Ury
  • The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It by Valerie Young
  • Playing Big
  • Women and Leadership
Suggestions for additional books may be sent to Ellen Eischen ( or Kyla Pohl (