DEI Books Blog Post

11 Books on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion That You Must Read

In the ever-changing, but so often stagnant culture we live in today, it’s not so hard to believe there are so many people, organizations, and cultures who don’t fight for the right for more diversity, equity, and inclusion in their hiring, search, and placement processes. 

At Edgility, DEI is at the core of the work we do. We believe that the engagement of a broad and diverse group of people is required to solve the challenges related to educational inequity. Only in this way can we ensure that those most impacted by racism and discrimination are represented at the highest levels of the organizations leading that work.

We’ve put together a reading list of eleven powerful books on diversity, equity inclusion in the workplace. These books tackle important topics such as confronting personal and systemic bias, navigating difficult yet necessary conversations, creating safe spaces, and providing the tools for empowerment and fostering a sense of belonging.

  1. Courageous Conversation about Race by Glenn Singleton
  2. The Culture Map
  3. Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization
  4. We Can’t Talk about That at Work!
  5. The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias, by Dolly Chugh
  6. Small Great Things (Jodi Picoult)
  7. How to be an Anti-Racist 
  8. For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…and the Rest of Y’all Too, Christopher Emdin
  9. Pushout, Monique W. Morris
  10. The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander
  11. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo 

If you’re doing the work to make your workplace more diverse, equitable, and inclusive, we champion you on this path. We hope that you’ll find these books worth reading, do you have any books to add to our list?