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What We’re Pinning: Our Favorite Reads on Poverty, Philanthropy, and Women’s Empowerment

By Emily Terrell

With all the amazing authors and books on countless interesting topics, it was hard to pick just six on Pinterest this week to share with you. But the ones we’ve chosen have especially inspired us and focus on topics ranging from empowering women to how to best help those in need. Some of these authors are also speakers at the Opportunity Summit happening this weekend. Let us know what you’re reading or if you have any good book recommendations on these topics in the comments below!

In this memoir, Carly Fiorina, founder of the One Woman Initiative and former CEO of Hewlett Packard, reveals the struggles and triumphs behind a powerful woman in today’s corporate world.In this memoir, Carly Fiorina, founder of the One Woman Initiative and former CEO of Hewlett Packard, reveals the struggles and triumphs behind a powerful woman in today’s corporate world.

The fascinating story of Dr. Paul Farmer, who worked his way out of poverty to become a renowned doctor working to cure the people around the world who need it most.The fascinating story of Dr. Paul Farmer, who worked his way out of poverty to become a renowned doctor working to cure the people around the world who need it most.

The critically acclaimed book by journalists Kristof and WuDunn is a call to action for the empowerment and against the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.The critically acclaimed book by journalists Kristof and WuDunn is a call to action for the empowerment and against the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.

Co-authored by Bonnie St. John and her daughter Darcy Deane, this book highlights the lives and life lessons of some of the most fascinating women shaping our world today.Co-authored by Bonnie St. John and her daughter Darcy Deane, this book highlights the lives and life lessons of some of the most fascinating women shaping our world today.

“Unpoverty” by Mark Lutz is a collection of stories about those living in poverty around the world, the rich lessons that can be learned from their lives, and how we can end poverty in our lifetimes.“Unpoverty” by Mark Lutz is a collection of stories about those living in poverty around the world, the rich lessons that can be learned from their lives, and how we can end poverty in our lifetimes.

“Toxic Charity” by Dr. Bob Lupton urges individuals, churches, and organizations to step away from spontaneous, sometimes destructive acts of compassion in favor of more thoughtful paths to community development.“Toxic Charity” by Dr. Bob Lupton urges individuals, churches, and organizations to step away from spontaneous, sometimes destructive acts of compassion in favor of more thoughtful paths to community development.

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