Women are a growing force in the homebuilding and construction industries. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we feature a conversation with two trailblazers who are among the most respected and influential in our industry: Debra Still, president and CEO of Pulte Financial Services, and Ivy Zelman, CEO of Zelman & Associates, one of the industry’s leading research and investment firms.

Part of a live webinar event, Todd Sheldon hosts an interactive conversation with Deb and Ivy where they share the stories behind their careers, including the people and lessons that made the biggest impact on their journeys. They also highlighted several books, publications and podcasts that inspired them. Check out their recommendation list below.

Deb’s Recommendations

The Four Disciples of Execution By Jim Huling, Chris McChesney and Sean Covey
Start with the Why By Simon Sinek
The Color of Law By Richard Rothstein
Good to Great By James C. Collins
Knowing Your Value By Mika Brzezinski
How to Implement a New Strategy Without Disrupting Your Organization Harvard Business Review’s article in the March 2006 issue by Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton

Ivy’s Recommendations

Thrive By Ariana Huffington
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake By Anna Quindlen
The Psychology of Money By Morgan Housel
One Up on Wall Street By John Rothchild and Peter Lynch
Liar’s Poker By Michael Lewis
The Big Short By Michael Lewis
Keep Sharp By Sanjay Gupta
Masters in Business Podcast by Bloomberg Opinion Columnist Barry Ritholtz