A continually growing list of resources that influence the workshop, and suggestions for deeper reading.

The Renaissance Soul In this book, Lobenstine explains why having many interests does not mean you won’t be successful! What you need is a strategy for which to focus on now. She describes how focal points can help align a renaissance soul.
The Desire Map Feeling empty after reaching your goals? Perhaps you need “goals with the soul,” eg. goals based on your core desired feelings—how you want to feel. Danielle Laport does a phenomenal job of highlighting the steps toward future fulfillment.
The Crossroads of Should and Must Ella Luna teaches us the notable difference between the ‘shoulds’ in your life versus the ‘musts’ (what you really, deep down inside want your contribution to be). This book is filled with pages upon pages of inspiration for the ambitious soul in you.
A well-researched book that look looks at women and negotiation, the cost of not negotiating on our professional lives, and how women can begin to negotiate more.
This book kicked off the current discussion in popular media on women in the workplace. Sandberg culls the research and her own experiences to look at women’s ambition and addresses both the internal and structural challenges they face to becoming leadersin the workplace.
The Missing 32% is both a survey and an advocacy platform that emerged out of AIA San Francisco but has quickly become a national project to achieve gender equity within the architecture profession. Their site is chock full of amazing resources from their survey results on gender and architecture (including their work uncovering key ‘pinch points’ in women’s architecture careers) and profiles of women who in practice, and practices that prioritize equity. 
The Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice, which come out of Australia, deal clearly and systematically with issues that affect gender equity in architecture practice, such as pay gaps, long working hours, and flexibility. While the guide focuses on structural changes practices can make, each guide also looks at what individual employees can do, and each has an impressive yet clear bibliography. These guides also do a great job of connecting macro-field concerns (how can architecture be a better profession?) to the issue of equity. 
Alexandra Lange’s 2013 piece in Metropolis covered the fallout of the petition to include Denise Scott Brown in Robert Venturi’s 1990 Pritzker Prize as well as the larger context of gender bias and issues of recognition in the architecture field. Fantastic infographics look at just how few major architecture prizes have been given to women historically.
ask for itIn this follow up to Women Dont Ask the authors translate the research of their first book into hands-on strategies and lessons, including a multi-week “negotiation gym” that slowly ramps up your negotiation prowess.
This book by Brene Brown reframes vulnerability as the courage to put yourself out there, instead of as weakness. She looks at how we can be more brave and achieve greater outcomes through allowing ourselves to be more vulnerable at work, at home and in all our relationships.
This TED talk by Susan Colantuono, who works with women and large companies to help women move into leadership, covers reasons why women sometimes get ‘stuck in the middle’ and don’t make it into senior leadership. Her TED talk investigates the ‘invisible’ skills women need to get to move up that are often underemphesized in performance reviews and leadership trainings.
 
Fantastic New York Times piece by Anne-Marie Slaughter on the limitations of the Lean In message without real structural change in the workplace, especially for working mothers. This book review adds much-needed complexity to the issue and addresses issues of privilege.
Art-of-Asking“The Art of Asking: 21 Ways to Ask for What You Want and Get It.” Great blog post by Sarah Kathleen Peck on how to ask (or even realize you can ask) for what you want, and down to brass tacks strategies for asking. Even getting yourself in the mindset to ask is a major (and eventually fun!) part of empowerment and self advocacy. 
In this talk, Cathleen McGuigan, editor-in-chief of Architectural Record talks about the state of women in the architecture profession, and draws out connections between women in the field and issues compensation, quality of life, and the impact of architecture on larger social issues. 
Tara Mohr noticed that women around her who had great ideas that had potential to improve the world were playing small and holding themselves back. This book brings together her philosophy and how-to insight on how to play bigger.