Book clubs stand to unite a workforce in a shared activity that is completely optional for the participant. A few months ago, we started a book club for female leaders in the IT organization. Initially, there was skepticism about why we would only include women and not offer the same opportunity to men. The reason for this approach is simple: there are far fewer females in leadership roles. It is important for them to come together through a shared experience to discuss issues they face at work and at home. The rapport built from this group empowered these women to have increased confidence in their roles. I encouraged the men to do the same: start a book club to strengthen the leadership skills of those interested in participating.