Last October, Herman Miller sponsored Fortune’s “The Most Powerful Women” conference in California. Herman Miller asked the attendees of the conference about the books that inspire them. The result was an eclectic, wide-ranging list of fiction and non-fiction.
To keep the inspiration going, Herman Miller has donated these books to the teen girls of Step Up. Here are six examples to help you share in the flow of inspiration.
1.To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee - A beloved literary classic, Mockingbird explores the adult perceptions of race and class, right and wrong, through the eyes of the Finch children, Scout and Jem. Find your copy at Amazon or IndieBound.
2. Expect to Win: 10 Proven Strategies for Thriving in the Workplace, Carla Harris - Business powerhouse Carla Harris shares her own strategies and tips for climbing the career ladder and surviving any workplace environment. Pick up a copy at Amazon or IndieBound.
3. My Life in France, Julia Child and Alex Prud’Homme - Culinary treasure Julia Child’s memoir discusses her life-changing experience learning French cooking in Paris with her husband Paul. Find a copy at Amazon or IndieBound.
4. It’s Not What You Sell, It’s What You Stand For, Roy M. Spence Jr. - Well known for his guidance of BMW, the Clinton Global Initiative, and Wal-Mart (to name a few), Spence shares his key to any organization’s success: discovering a purpose. Find your copy at Amazon, or IndieBound.
5. Out of Africa, Isak Dinesen - Dinesen’s gives an engrossing and unencumbered account of life on her Kenyan plantation, including experiences in the African countryside, its natives, wildlife, even her many visitors over the years. Find yours at Amazon.
6. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Malcolm Gladwell - Recommended by Herman Miller’s own Mary Ellen Kettelhut, Malcolm Gladwell’s book explores the “tipping point” phenomenon — when an idea or behavior, benefiting from a focused nudge or push, crosses into viral awareness or popularity, changing much that follows. Find a copy at Amazon or, IndieBound.
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