Please join us for the first NWN Summer Book Club!
This summer the NWN Advisory Board will be hosting a book discussion and we welcome you to join us in this program! Mirroring our events in the spring semester, this program will focus on opportunities to connect. The overarching goal of the NWN is to create a space for NOVA Women’s Network to engage, connect and support one another.
We invite you to join us for the low pressure reading program outlined below. We have selected a book and program format that allows engagement even if you do not follow the suggested reading schedule.
Program Overview: Again, this is a very low key and chill program:
- Book Selection: Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men. Our library owns an unlimited, simultaneous user e-book, so everyone has access to the ebook. There are print copies at campus libraries and an audio version available for checkout through VCCS Overdrive (single user copy). The book is very reasonably priced with a variety of formats from Amazon and other retailers.
- Book Description: Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. But because so much data fails to take into account gender, because it treats men as the default and women as atypical, bias and discrimination are baked into our systems. And women pay tremendous costs for this bias, in time, money, and often with their lives. Celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates the shocking root cause of gender inequality and research in Invisible Women, diving into women’s lives at home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor’s office, and more. Built on hundreds of studies in the US, the UK, and around the world, and written with energy, wit, and sparkling intelligence, this is a groundbreaking, unforgettable exposé that will change the way you look at the world.
- Great Articles about the book:
- Program Schedule: Invisible Women’s Wednesday Book Club – zoom discussion session held each week on Wednesday at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- Wednesday, June 23rd: Introduction, Part 1 and Part 2
- Wednesday, July 21st: Part 3 & 4
- Wednesday, August 11th: Part 5 & 6 and Afterward