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2024 Book Club – August – “Mistakes I Made at Work” by Jessica Bacal.

August 7 @ 6:30 pm7:30 pm

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Join the Arlington Jaycees’ Book Club: “Women Empowering Minds through Reading”, on Wednesday, August 7, 2024, where we’ll discuss “Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong” by Jessica Bacal.

Logistics:

  • Please come having read the book, as we will be discussing a new book every month.
  • We are meeting at the Board Room VA (925 N Garfield St). Please ask for the Jaycees Reservation. Sometimes we will be in the room in the back. Feel free to look for Jaycees signage.
  • The Board Room VA is located in Clarendon, and a 5 minute walk from the Clarendon Metro. There is street parking on Wilson’s Blvd and a parking garage on Garfield Street for $4.00.
  • This is a tentative place. Please check closer to the date to confirm location.
  • If you are buying a physical copy of the book, please consider supporting independent bookstores by going to a local indie store or buying through Bookshop.org / https://bookshop.org/shop/arlingtonjaycees. See disclosure below.

For any questions, ask us on the comment section or reach out to Erika at arlingtonvajc@gmail.com.

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More about the Book Club:

Welcome to Arlington Jaycees’ 2024 In-Person Book Club: “Women Empowering Minds through Reading”, where every 4-6 weeks we will meet and discuss a new book focused on personal and professional development for women.

🌈 Why a Women-Focused Theme this year? Because we recognize the unique perspectives and experiences of women! This year, we wanted to provide a particularly safe and inclusive space for women to connect, share, and celebrate the stories that resonate with us.

💬 Engaging Discussions: Our club meetings aren’t just about reading; they’re about engaging discussions that amplify our voices, share wisdom, and foster connections. Your insights matter, and we’re here to celebrate your thoughts!

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More about the book:
“In Mistakes I Made at Work, a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Business Book for Spring 2014, Jessica Bacal interviews twenty-five successful women about their toughest on-the-job moments. These innovators across a variety of fields – from the arts to finance to tech – reveal that they’re more thoughtful, purposeful and assertive as leaders because they learned from their mistakes, not because they never made any. Interviewees include:

  • Cheryl Strayed, bestselling author of Wild
  • Anna Holmes, founding editor of Jezebel.com
  • Kim Gordon, founding member of the band Sonic Youth
  • Joanna Barsch, Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company
  • Carol Dweck, Stanford psychology professor
  • Ruth Ozeki, New York Times bestselling author of Tale for the Time Being
  • And many more

For readers of Lean In and #Girlboss, Mistakes I Made for Work is ideal for millenials just starting their careers, for women seeking to advance at work, or for anyone grappling with issues of perfectionism, and features fascinating and surprising anecdotes, as well as tips for readers.”

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More about the Arlington Jaycees:
The Arlington Jaycees (part of Junior Chamber International) is the premier nonprofit in Arlington that provides young people (ages 21-40) with opportunities for personal & professional growth, business networking, community involvement and social engagement in the Arlington Community and worldwide. Our mission is leadership development through community service. Check out our website www.arljaycees.org to learn more and to become a member of this amazing organization!

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Disclosure: We are an affiliate of Bookshop.org where your purchases support local bookstores. We will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. https://bookshop.org/shop/arlingtonjaycees

  • 10% goes to Bookshop.org,
  • 10% goes to the affiliate, and
  • 10% goes to the bookstore profit pool (that is evenly divided and distributed to independent bookstores every six months).

Details

Date:
August 7
Time:
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/arlingtonjaycees/events/298621089

Organizer

The Arlington Jaycees Meetup Group
Email
ArlingtonJaycees-list@meetup.com
View Organizer Website

Venue

The Board Room VA
925 N Garfield St
Arlington, VA 22201 US
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