At Gild Collective we love reading books to educate, entertain, and make us think more deeply on the topics we care about. We also love our community of women who want to empower themselves and others in the workplace. We are so excited to combine these two passions in our new blog series: Gild Book Club!
Every month we will announce the book we will be reading as a community and at the end of the month, we will post our reflections and take-aways as well as ask questions to think about and respond to together. You can read with us solo, or grab women in your workplace or friends and read it together!
This month we will be reading Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine. In this book, Fine draws on research in neuroscience and psychology to debunk the myth of hardwired differences between men’s and women’s brains. She unravels the evidence behind the claims that men’s brains aren’t wired for empathy, and women’s brains aren’t made to fix cars. She goes one step further, offering a very different explanation of the dissimilarities between men’s and women’s behavior. Instead of a “male brain” and a “female brain,” Fine gives us a glimpse of plastic, mutable minds that are continuously influenced by cultural assumptions about gender.
We will be posting our takeaways on July 31st, so you have all month to dive in. To keep you on track, here is a general guideline of what we’ll be reading each week so you can finish along with us!
July 3-10: Chapters 1-5
July 11-17: Chapters 6-11
July 18-24: Chapters 12-16
July 25-31: Chapter 18-21