I just found out that SWE co-published a book last year: Becoming Leaders, about how women can make good career choices. Its purpose is to help you develop leadership self-awareness. It’s a great resource for your section. Pick up a copy and keep it in your office for light reading during office hours!
From the dust jacket:
So, you are a woman chasing a successful career in engineering, science, or technology. You may be prepared to work hard for this, but you must also work “smart”. Becoming Leaders is about working smart – and about making the choices that are right for you, your talents, and your life, wherever you are in your career.
Williams and Emerson gathered the best research in many different fields to present important, timely results alongside practical tips collected from women who are enjoying successful careers. Chapters mix and match, with one set of chapters most appropriate for students, another for graduates, and another for women mid-career. Written both to support career success and to encourage leadership self-awareness, Becoming Leaders is a book you’ll turn to again and again, for advice, for information, and – most of all – for inspiration.
Becoming Leaders was co-authored with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).