Following is a partial resource list of research, organizations and individuals that are influencing the creation of the Rising Tide Leadership Institute.

Research & Organizations

10×10 Campaign and Girl Rising
10×10 is a global campaign to educate and empower girls – working to create a ripple effect that will transform communities for generations.
At the center of this campaign is an innovative feature film, Girl Rising, which journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising spotlights the stories of unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances. It captures their dreams, their voices, and their remarkable lives. See Girl Rising trailer.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Kristof, Nicholas D., Sheryl WuDunn / New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009 – Print
Undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there, among them a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery and an Ethiopian woman who suffered devastating injuries in childbirth. Drawing on the breadth of their combined reporting experience, Kristof and WuDunn depict our world with anger, sadness, clarity, and, ultimately, hope.

Hopes Are High
New York: UN Women, 2012 – Web:
Lecture by Michelle Bachelet at symposium sponsored by Japan Liaison Conference for the Promotion of Gender Equality. Posted: Tuesday, 13 November 2012.

How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life
Barsh, Joanna, Susie Cranston, Geoffrey Lewis / New York: Crown, 2009 – Print
A five-year research study conducted by Joanna Barsh (senior partner at McKinsey) in order to determine how women lead differently and what the value of this ‘different leadership’ brings to the world. An important work in language, story and concepts.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Drucker, Peter / New York: Harper & Row, 1985 – Print
This is the first book to present innovation and entrepreneurship as a purposeful and systematic discipline that explains and analyzes the challenges and opportunities of America’s entrepreneurial economy.

Improving Women’s Lives: World Bank Actions Since Beijing
Carlsson, Helene / Rep. World Bank Gender and Development Group, 2005 Web:
The World Bank is committed to helping member countries fulfill the Beijing Platform for Action and recognizes that gender equality is critical to development and to poverty reduction. The World Bank has addressed gender issues since the 1970s, but the Bank’s emphasis in this area increased following the 1995 Beijing Conference. Today, gender equality is explicitly recognized as essential to achieving the World Bank’s poverty reduction mission.

League of Extraordinary Women: 60 Influencers Who Are Changing the World
McGirl, Ellen / Fast Company, July/August 2012 – Magazine – Read Article
The previously untold story of how an unprecedented network of high-achieving women from the world’s largest companies, innovative startups, philanthropic organizations, government, and the arts combined forces to change the lives of girls and women everywhere.

On Becoming A Leader
Bennis, Warren / New York: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1989 – Print
Deemed “the dean of leadership gurus” by Forbes magazine, Warren Bennis has for years persuasively argued that leaders are not born—they are made. Delving into the qualities that define leadership, the people who exemplify it, and the strategies that anyone can apply to achieve it, his classic work On Becoming a Leader has served as a source of essential insight for countless readers.

Organizing Genius: The Secrets of Creative Collaboration
Bennis, Warren, Patricia Ward Biederman / Massachusetts: Perseus Books, 1997 – Print
In ‘Organizing Genius’, America’s most respected leadership expert teams with a veteran journalist to explore the forces that foster creative collaboration.

The Effective Executive
Drucker, Peter/ New York: Harper & Row, 1966 – Print
The measure of the executive is the ability to “get the right things done.” This usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive. Intelligence, imagination, and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that mold them into results.

UN Women / United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
2012 – Web:
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Vital Voices: The Power of Women Leading Change around the World
Nelson, Alyse / San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012 – Print
The beginning of the book gives a good introduction to the emerging ‘movement’ of empowering women in the world. Very inspiring stories of courageous women bringing hope and change around the globe.

Womenable: Women’s Economic Empowerment: As Our Name Implies, Womenable Is Focused on One Thing: Enabling Women
Weeks, Julie R., President & CEO of Womenable / 2012 – Web:
Julie Weeks has over 30 years’ experience in the fields of research design and analysis, public policy, and women’s enterprise development.