Diversity and Inclusion

How to be an Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive 
Jennifer Brown
More inclusive workplaces experience higher engagement and performance, but they do not simply appear from nowhere: we all play a role in making our work environment inclusive. Jennifer Brown, drawing from years of work with leading organizations, shows what leaders at any level can do to spark real change.

June Sarpong
Through six stories and six simple steps, Diversify explores the value we place on social packaging - how it shapes how we see ourselves and limits the opportunities available to us, offering tools to empower us to challenge those limitations.

An Inclusive Academy: Achieving Diversity and Excellence
Abigail J Stewart & Virginia Valian
In this book, Abigail Stewart and Virginia Valian argue that diversity and excellence go hand in hand and provide guidance for achieving both. They offer recommendations for changing structures and practices so that people become successful in ways that benefit everyone, describing better ways of searching for job candidates; evaluating candidates for hiring, tenure, and promotion; helping faculty succeed; and broadening rewards and recognition.

Bias and Stereotypes

Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People
Mahzarin R. Banaji & Anthony G. Greenwald
We all carry hidden biases from exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, disability status, and nationality. In this book, the authors show how so-called “good people” – those who strive to align their behavior with intention – can only start to adapt behaviors by becoming more aware of our own biases and “outsmarting the machine” in our heads.

The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias
Dolly Chugh 
Using her research findings on unconscious bias, NYU’s Dolly Chugh offers practical tools on how to confront inequality and injustice, using a science-based approach that any of us can put to use in all parts of our life. 

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
Caroline Criado-Perez
In this book, Caroline Criado-Perez demonstrates how much of the data upon which policies are based use that solely derived from men, and fails to take into account those of different genders - baking bias and discrimination into systems which costs those not considered time, money, and sometimes their lives.

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do 
Jennifer L. Eberhardt
We do not have to be racist to be biased. With a perspective that is both scientific, investigative, and also informed by personal experience, one of the world’s leading experts on unconscious bias offers a reasoned look into the effects of implicit racial bias, ranging from the subtle to the dramatic.

The Gendered Brain
Gina Rippon
On a daily basis we face deeply ingrained beliefs that your sex determines your skills and preferences, from toys and colors to career choice and salaries. Drawing on her work as a professor of cognitive neuroimaging, Gina Rippon unpacks the stereotypes that bombard us from our earliest moments and shows how these messages mold our ideas of ourselves and even shape our brains

Race and Racism

How to Be Antiracist
Ibrahim X. Kendi
Ibrahim X. Kendi illustrates how racism is pervasive throughout our modern social structures, and provides guidance on how we as individuals can understand and uproot racism in society and ourselves.

So You Want to Talk About Race
Ijeoma Oluo
In this book, Ijeoma Oluo answers some of the most common questions we hear from white people about racism in chapters such as ‘Why am I always being told to “check my privilege”?’, ‘Is police brutality really about race?’ and ‘What are microaggressions?’.

Identity and Intersectionality

Can We All Be Feminists?
June Eric-Udorie
In this series of essays, seventeen writers from diverse backgrounds wrestle with the question of how other aspects of our identities – such as race, religion, sexuality, gender identity, and more – impact how we relate to feminism; offering the tools and perspective we need to create work towards gender equality that is truly for all.

IDBE in Academia

The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students
Anthony Abraham Jack
This bracing and necessary book documents how university policies and cultures can exacerbate pre-existing inequalities and reveals why these policies hit some students harder than others.

On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life
Sara Ahmed

Sara Ahmed explores the gap between symbolic commitments to diversity and the experiences of those who embody diversity, based on interviews with diversity practitioners in higher education.