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Every Friday the Vlerick library gladly puts the spotlight on a remarkable book which is carefully selected by the library, Vlerick faculty, staff or even YOU. We tend to put the spotlight on books handling topical issues, recently published books and a special focus on diversity as Vlerick prides itself to be a school that aims for social impact. A short explanation on why we have chosen this particular book and previous selected books can be found below or check Twitter with hashtag #bookonfriday. Every selected title can be borrowed from our library. Do send us your reading tips by making a suggestion!

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BOOK OF THE WEEK!

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures

Margot Lee Shetterly

#BookonFriday is back with a treat of one inspiring title per month! For today’s #BookonFriday Sigrid Sengers, Head of Advancement at Vlerick Business School, has chosen the #1 New York Times Bestseller 'Hidden Figures' by Margot Lee Shetterly.

Hidden Figures tells the story of three brilliant Afro American female mathematicians who made a difference and changed the world by sending the first American into space. These women played a crucial role in the space program by calculating the flight paths. They were the heroes behind the scene. The book gives a great look at how these women contributed to the advancement in technology and the space race and women’s issues and equal rights against the Cold War background, civil rights era, and women rights movement.

Their perspectives on work, family, and race helped to shape the lives of many men and women. Their courage, fearlessness, perseverance made them no longer hidden and led them to change the world. The book is also an inspiration for young girls interested in STEM fields.

All in all, the book shows that if you’re more inclusive, you gain access to a more excellent talent pool, and that performance is the great equalizer.

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