DEI Resources

The Women's Energy Network is committed to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion – both within the WEN organization and the workplaces in which our members are employed. The resources below are drawn from a variety of external sources and provide a wide range of topics for professionals who would like to make diversity, equity, and inclusion a priority personally or for their organizations. If you have resources to recommend, please Contact Us.  

Learning Modules

WEN is excited to present a series of diversity, equity, and inclusion learning modules. The modules, which will include opportunities to read, watch and discuss in an individual or group setting, are intended to support awareness-building and dialogue around key topics.

Module 1: Race and Ethnicity

These materials are provided by WEN for general information, education, and learning purposes only and do not constitute professional advice and/or opinion on any subject matter. While we attempt to address specific topics, it is not possible to include discussion of every aspect of the topic. These materials are intended to assist WEN members to learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion to improve workplace behaviors and drive a more inclusive environment for all

Documentaries & Movies

Below is a list of thought-providing documentaries and movies to consider.


Race and Ethnicity
Microaggression Gender Equality Inclusion


Books & Articles

Race and Ethnicity
Jewish Resources
  • The Chosen Wars by Steven Weisman
  • The Holocaust by Laurence Rees
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • American Judaism by Jonathan D. Sarna
LGBTQIA and Heterosexism
  • An Archive of Hope, by Harvey Milk (2013)
  • Call Me by Your Name, by Andre Aciman (2017)
  • The Gay Revolution, by Lillian Faderman (2015)
  • A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara (2015)
  • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, by Arundhati Roy (2017)
  • Not Straight, Not White, by Kevin J. Mumford (2016)
  • Queer: A Graphic History, by Meg-John Barker (2016)
  • Violence Against Queer People, by Doug Meyer (2015)
Sex, Gender, Gender Identity, and Gender Discrimination
  • Back Talk, by Danielle Lazarin (2018)
  • Bad Feminist, by Roxanne Gay (2014)
  • Excluded, by Julia Serano (2013)
  • Full Frontal Feminism, by Jessica Valenti (2014)
  • Living a Feminist Life, by Sara Ahmed (2017)
  • Men Explain Things to Me, by Rebecca Solnit (2014)
  • Missoula, by Jon Krakauer (2016)
  • The Riddle of Gender, by Deborah Rudacille (2005)
  • Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society, by Cordelia Fine (2017)
  • We Should All Be Feminists, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2015)
Country of Origin, Immigration, and Nativism
  • Citizen Illegal, by José Olivarez (2018)
  • Dreamers: An Immigrant Generation’s Fight for the American Dream, by Eileen Truax (2015)
  • From the Land of Ghandi, documentary film by Prakash Wadhwa (2016)
  • Girl in Translation, by Jean Kwok (2011)
  • Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee (2017)
  • Unaccompanied, by Javier Zamora (2017)
  • The Undressing, by Li-Young Lee (2018)
Age, Aging, and Ageism
  • Agewise, by Margaret Morganroth Gullette (2011)
  • The Denial of Aging, by Muriel R. Gillick (2007)
  • The Next America, by Paul Taylor and Pew Research Center Staff (2014)
  • This Chair Rocks, by Ashton Applewhite (2016)
  • Women Rowing North, by Mary Pipher (2019)
  • You Don’t Look Your Age… by Sheila Nevins (2017)