Global Tech Women is launching our Book Club with an important topic: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain.
At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. In tech, the number is probably higher! They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.
Perhaps most inspiring, Cain introduces us to successful introverts--from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Finally, she offers invaluable advice on everything from how to better negotiate differences in introvert-extrovert relationships to how to empower an introverted child to when it makes sense to be a "pretend extrovert."
This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves.
Our Book Club will meet on Friday, June 28th at 11am PST/2pm EST. If there is interest in holding meet-ups in other time zones please post your preference. We will decide what tool we will use once we have an idea of how many people want to participate. This is new and we want to include everyone who is interested!
During the month of June we will be talking about the power of introverts on our blogs, webcasts and Facebook and LinkedIn Groups.
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