March 18, 2013 - It is hard to miss seeing Sheryl Sandberg's smiling face and this book cover image on the news/internet/everywhere at the moment. If you haven't had a chance to read what all the buzz is about, reserve a library copy of "Lean In" by clicking here. (Also, some great interviews with the author here, here and here!). You can also place a hold on the e-book in Overdrive.

Here are some additional titles available at the library about women in leadership.

While you are waiting for "Lean In" in arrive, out some of the great resources for women in business offered by Illinois WorkNet, the Small Business Administration, and the Barrington Chamber of Commerce:

Women Business Owners Symposium & Webinar

The Women's Business Development Department of the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity will be presenting a Women Business Owners Symposium at the UIC Forum on March 29, 2013 from 8:30 am-3:00pm.
On March 26, 2013 at 1:00pm, Illinois workNet will be hosting a webinar featuring guest speakers who will be panelists at the Symposium, Ms. Joanne Tica-Steiger, Director of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative and Ms. Meg Herman, Director of Entrepreneurial Services at the Women's Business Development Center-Chicago. They will answer many of your questions about opening your own business, getting started, facing challenges, and finding resources and supportive services.

At the national level, "SBA provides resources to help women business owners to succeed. From registering your business, to hiring your first employee, we’re here to help you start and grow your small business." Find links to a wealth of information & resources specific to women business owners here.

And last but not least, at the local level, consider groups like Barrington's own Women's BizNet, a networking group that is part of the Barrington Chamber of Commerce. Attend educational & informational networking lunches with other women business owners and community members in the area.

Ladies, what else are we missing? Or what additional resources would be useful for you? Let us know in the comments. Thanks!