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We asked mid to senior career women and non-binary people what resources they would recommend. Here’s what they said.

This post summarizes the answers they gave to this question- “If you are comfortable sharing, were there any resources your mentor directed you to?”/”If you are comfortable sharing, what are some key resources you recommended that might be useful to others?”

This post summarizes the answers they gave to this question- “If you are comfortable sharing, were there any resources your mentor directed you to?”/”If you are comfortable sharing, what are some key resources you recommended that might be useful to others?”

We hope this is a useful resource for people just getting involved in the Effective Altruism (EA) community and those interested in delving further into a particular focus area. This list is live and I will update it continuously on WANBAM’s website. Please note I have not fully vetted everything on it. There are so many topic areas that aren’t covered yet and we expect this list to grow over time to include them.

On Effective Altruism (EA):

On Finding Jobs:

On Management:

  • The Manager Tools: Podcasts, training tools, and opportunities for building management skills.

  • The Effective Executive (by Peter Drucker): “The measure of the executive, Peter F. Drucker reminds us, 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.”

On Start-ups:

  • Village Global: Venture capital podcast.

  • Haseeb Qureshi's blog: “The Breaking Into Startups Podcast is a platform featuring inspiring stories of people who broke into tech from non-traditional backgrounds.”

On Productivity:

  • Amazing Marvin: “Marvin incorporates principles from behavioral psychology to help you beat procrastination, feel in control and finish your to-do list.”

  • Focusmate: “Focusmate virtual coworking helps you get things done.”

  • Complice.co: “Daily Progress & Accountability. Every night Complice compiles your day’s actions alongside each of your goals, making it easy to reflect on the progress you have made. ”

  • Habitica: “Habitica is a free habit and productivity app that treats your real life like a game. Habitica can help you achieve your goals to become healthy and happy.”

  • How to get things done - David Allen: “Allen's premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax.”

  • So Good They Can't Ignore You (by Cal Newport): “In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed-preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work-but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping.”

On setting boundaries

On setting up organizations:

On thinking well about International Development:

  • GiveWell’s criteria for how they recommend extraordinary nonprofits in the international development space.

  • Esther Duflo's TED talk: On randomized controlled trials.

  • Poor Economics: “Poor Economics shows that creating a world without poverty begins with understanding the daily decisions facing the poor.”

On Rationality:

  • Slate Star Codex: A project by Scott Alexander, a psychiatrist on the US West Coast that covers topic areas within science, medicine, philosophy, politics, and futurism.

  • RationallySpeaking: The bi-weekly podcast of New York City Skeptics.

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