Aside from promoting the ethical shopping movement, hosting trunk shows, and launching new products, the SAME SKY Team has made sure to spend some leisurely summer hours catching up on great reads. We’ve compiled a short list of our team’s favorite summer books... For this list, we combined our passion for women's issues with our love for conscientious consumerism. So over Labor Day Weekend be sure to pick up one of the following books for your beach bag:
HOWEVER LONG THE NIGHT is the extraordinary story of Molly Melching. After arriving in Senegal in 1974 as a 24-year-old graduate student in French literature, Molly quickly grew invested in the fate of Senegalese girls and women. She decided to remain in Senegal, and after establishing a children's center in Dakar, Molly moved to a remote African village. Here, she built an educational program for the villagers that would eventually evolve into Tostan, an organization determined to empower African communities by educating women about social transformation based on respect for human rights.
In this book, Whole Foods Market cofounder John Mackey and Conscious Capitalism, Inc. cofounder Raj Sisodia argue for the inherent good of both business and capitalism. Featuring some of today’s best-known companies, they illustrate how these two forces can—and do—work most powerfully to create value for all stakeholders: including customers, employees, suppliers, investors, society, and the environment.
At this point, a lot of us are familiar with Sandberg’s bible for women in the workplace. However the rumors are true and Lean In is with utmost certainty one of the most influential books for women this year. If you have already read the book we recommend checking out the Lean In Movement, where you can read inspiring stories of women all over the globe "leaning in" to change the world.
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