There’s something about fall weather that makes me want to cozy up with a good book and a strong cup of tea. As you’re developing your fall 2021 reading list, consider these curated book recommendations from some of our Women in Retail Leadership Circle members.

Petty Rader, Chief Growth Officer and Chief Legal Officer, Ergobaby

The best business book (I’ve read lately) was “Dare to Lead” by Brene Brown. The best novel was “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult.

Stephanie Meltzer-Paul, Senior Vice President, Digital Marketing, Dunkin’ US

I would definitely recommend “Catch & Kill” by Ronan Farrow and also the memoirs “The Sound of Gravel” by Ruth Wariner and “Educated” by Tara Westover. And for something on the lighter side, “Daisy Jones & The Six” by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Jamie Jo Boulogne, Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager, At Home

One subject I find fascinating is leadership. I believe there’s always a need to learn and evolve in this space. “Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done” by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan is a must read for all in our space, and one we’re reading in my CEOs book club.

Mi Nguyen, Director of Global Sourcing and Product Management, Petmate

Phil Knight’s “Shoe Dog” and Arlan Hamilton’s “It’s About Damn Time.” I find inspiration in stories of self-taught entrepreneurship, pioneering ideas, challenging status quo, and the power of the human spirit and strong will.

Nicole Mason, Global Vice President of Marketing, Catalyst, Inc.

Minority Leader” by Stacey Abrams. Abrams is the epitome of excellence, focus and, simply put, getting the job done. This book is an excellent resource for professionals who want to successfully mitigate obstacles and improve their leadership abilities. She argues that knowing your own passion is the key to success, regardless of scale or target.

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