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Through the ages, women have had to fight to be taken seriously, have their work accepted, and be considered the equal of men. This book tips its hat to women such as Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, Sojourner Truth, and Princess Diana, who have made their mark. Readers will gain new insight into 100 world-changing contributors who should be celebrated and never marginalized or forgotten. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Mary Barrett and Ken Moores breathe new life into research on one of the largest and yet frequently overlooked business sectors. They analyze thirteen international cases of women in family business to discover how women attained leadership or, sometimes, failed to do so. By examining in detail how women have reached the top in the traditionally conservative environment of family business, the book avoids essentialist assumptions about women as leaders. It illuminates classic issues of entrepreneurship in a family business context, particularly the dual imperatives of innovation and business continuity. Women in Family Business Leadership Roles presents contemporary research that looks at the patterns of success and failure, and understand whether this is the result of gender or other factors. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Based on five years of proprietary research, How Remarkable Women Lead speaks to you as no other book has, with its hopeful outlook and unique ideas about success. It's the new "right stuff" of leadership, raising provocative issues such as whether feminine leadership traits (for women and men) are better suited for our fast-changing, hyper-competitive, and increasingly complex world. The authors, McKinsey & Company consultants Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston, establish the links between joy, happiness, and distinctive performance with the groundbreaking model of Centered Leadership. The book's personal stories and related insights show you the magic that happens when you put the five elements of Centered Leadership - meaning, framing, connecting, engaging, and energizing - to work. They include: How Alondra de la Parra built on her strengths and passions to infuse her life with meaning and make her way in the male-dominated world of orchestra conducting; how Andréa Jung, the CEO of Avon, avoided a downward spiral when the company turned down by "firing herself" on Friday and re-emerging on Monday as the "new" turnaround CEO; how Ruth Porat's sponsors at Morgan Stanley not only helped her grow but were also her ballast for coping with difficult personal and professional times; how Eileen Naughton recovered after losing her dream job, landing on her feet at Google and open to a new leadership opportunity. How Remarkable Women Lead is both profoundly moving and actionable. Woman or man, you'll find yourself in its pages and emerge with a practical plan for breaking through at both work and in life. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Could language be a reason why women are under-represented at senior level in the business world? The Language of Female Leadership investigates how female leaders actually use language to achieve their business and relational goals. The author proposes that the language of women leaders is shaped by the type of corporation they work for. Based on the latest research, three types of 'gendered corporation' appear to affect the way women interact with colleagues: the male-dominated, the gender-divided and the gender-multiple. This book shows that senior women have to carry out extra 'linguistic work' to make their mark in the boardroom. In male-dominated and gender-divided corporations, women must develop an extraordinary linguistic expertise just to survive. In gender-multiple corporations, this linguistic expertise helps them to be highly regarded and effective leaders. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Bell, a business professor at Dartmouth’s Tuck business school, looks back over her own journey from a working-class family in the Bronx to offer basic advice on how women of whatever background can advance themselves in the business world. Her book is aimed at women in various stages of their careers: just starting off, in midcareer, returning after raising children, or recovering from job loss. She begins by advising women to develop self-knowledge, firmly understand what they want from their careers, realize what they have to offer, and recognize the importance of bringing the total self into the job rather than compartmentalizing their work and personal lives. She goes on to offer advice on developing a career strategy: finding mentors and recruiters, business and social networking, maintaining a global perspective and techno-savviness, and forging a balance between work and family life. Bell intersperses her advice with vignettes of her experiences as a business consultant and professor. Engaging and sound advice for women looking to advance their careers in business. -- Vanessa Bush, from Booklist
Life Equity gives women a step-by-step plan for using the powerful and valuable skills they already have to change their own lives and enrich their world. They are experienced, smart, and effective. They have a wealth of wisdom and influence to offer and are America's richest resource. They are women. But today too many of those women view their lives and futures with a growing sense of frustration or ambivalence. At a time in which there are more opportunities for women at every level and in every realm of American life than ever before, many women wrestle with paralyzing doubt about what they can and should be doing. Congressman Marsha Blackburn exposes these fears and misconceptions and lays out a compelling corrective case for empowerment and action. Blackburn helps women of all ages discover a hidden or forgotten truth: the life they've led has prepared them for the life they dream of. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Women are completing MBA and Law degrees in record high numbers, but their struggle to attain director positions in corporate America continues. Although explanations for this disconnect abound, neither career counselors nor scholars have paid enough attention to the role that corporate governance plays in maintaining the gender gap in America's executive quarters. Mining corporate governance models applied at Fortune 500 companies, hundreds of Title VII discrimination cases, and proxy statements, Douglas M. Branson suggests that women have been ill-advised by experts, who tend to teach females how to act like their male, executive counterparts. Instead, women who aspire to the boardroom should focus on the decision-making processes nominating committees-- usually dominated by white men-- employ when voting on membership. Filled with real-life cases, No Seat at the Table opens the closed doors of the boardroom and reveals the dynamics of the corporate governance process and the double standards that often characterize it. Based on empirical evidence, Branson concludes that women have to follow different paths than men in order to gain CEO status, and as such, encourages women to make flexible, conscious, and often frequent shifts in their professional behaviors and work ethics as they climb the corporate ladder.-- Bowker® and Books In Print®
In this engaging and invaluable "mentor in your pocket," three dynamic and successful black female executives share their strategies to help all black women, at any level of their careers, play the power game-and win. Rich with wisdom, this practical gem focuses on the building blocks of true leadership-self-confidence, effective communication, collaboration, and courage-while dealing specifically with stereotypes (avoid the Mammy Trap, and don't become the Angry Black Woman) and the perils of self-victimization (don't assume that every challenge occurs because you are black or female). Some leaders are born, but most leaders are made-and The Little Black Book of Success will show you how to make it to the top, one step at a time. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Throughout history, women have struggled to change the workplace, change government, change society. So what’s next? It’s time for women to change the world! Whether on the job, in politics, or in their community, there has never been a better time for women to make a difference in the world. Author Susan Bulkeley Butler was the first female partner of a major consulting firm and is the founder of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Institute for the Development of Women Leaders. In Women Count, author Susan Bulkeley Butler shows readers how to change the world through a series of inspiring case studies that chronicle how she and other pioneering women in a range of fields have done so in years past. Never before has the world so greatly needed the unique abilities of women to lead the way. But as history has shown, to make change, women must step into their power and become women who count. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Career success has been variously defined by women as personal fulfillment, a process (unlike a target as men view it), high academic achievement, and being recognized for outstanding service to their community. In sharing the inspiring profiles of 14 minority women achievers who she interviewed, Campbell (PhD, sociology, Howard U.), a consultant on educational and women's issues, discusses their views on success factors, barriers they faced, and advice to other women, in the contexts of theories of career success and studies of minority women. Resumés, methodological notes, and career resources are appended. -- ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
In this ground-breaking business book, management expert Mary Cantando examines the stories of women in the developing world who, with help from the non-profit organization CARE, have capitalized on personal and professional opportunities, contributed to their communities, influenced their physical environment, and overcome discrimination on the road to establishing self-sufficiency and building strong lives and strong businesses. Leading with Care expertly bridges inspiring stories of human endeavor with straight-up business lessons that all of us can apply to our work and organizations. Featuring interviews with top female executives at American companies who devote their own time and resources to CARE, we see just how much we can learn when it comes to growth, opportunity, and community. Each section ends with a discussion and specific questions that will help you integrate the lessons in your own life. -- BOOK JACKET
Double Outsiders examines the most important issues facing professional women of color today. It clarifies the challenges they face and debunks myths and fallacies about them in corporate environments. It also provides those seeking to learn more about corporate women of color with these women’s unique perspectives, their personal stories, insight into their experiences and cultures, and an understanding of their achievements. Double Outsiders analyzes critical success factors for professional women of color, provides resources, and offers potential solutions to challenges they face in corporate America. In addition, it provides companies with insight into one of their fastest-growing employee demographics and helps them learn key strategies for their recruitment and retention. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Women's contributions to the field of medical research are a neglected but valuable part of human history not typically covered in general textbooks and historical volumes. While most laymen could recognize Florence Nightingale as the founder of modern nursing, it's doubtful they could likewise identify Louise Pearce as one of the primary researchers in the cure for African Sleeping Sickness or Anna W. Williams as the discoverer of the diphtheria antitoxin. This book profiles 25 women who have made significant contributions to medical research, including Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Lydia Folger Fowler, Virginia Apgar, and Rosalind Franklin, among others. Each profile includes a general introduction and covers the woman's childhood or family background, her formal education, her most valuable contributions to the field, and the important events or persons which influenced her life and career. The book concludes with brief descriptions of important persons mentioned within the profiles. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Gail Collins, New York Times columnist and bestselling author, recounts the astounding revolution in women's lives over the past 50 years. When Everything Changed begins in 1960, when most American women had to get their husbands' permission to apply for a credit card. It ends in 2008 with Hillary Clinton's historic presidential campaign. This was a time of cataclysmic change, when, after four hundred years, expectations about the lives of American women were smashed in just a generation. A comprehensive mix of oral history and Gail Collins's keen research, When Everything Changed is the definitive book on five crucial decades of progress. She describes what has happened in every realm of women's lives, partly through the testimonies of both those who made history and those who simply made their way. Picking up where her highly lauded book America's Women left off, When Everything Changed is a dynamic story, told with the down-to-earth, amusing, and agenda-free tone for which Collins is known. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
The real way to have a great life is to see ambition as a part of your value system to which you must give equal attention, along with the other priorities you hold dear, including your spouse, your children, and your friends. In Ambition is Not a Dirty Word, Condren offers fresh, powerful tools for reclaiming your dreams. Her eight Ambitious Rules provide concrete, innovative solutions to the everyday struggles women face, like taking credit, deflecting detractors, and handling confrontation, so that women can become more powerful and fulfilled at work and more satisfied at home. Women can redefine their ambitions in the face of social sanctions and unapologetically go after their dreams without sacrificing the rest of their lives.-- Bowker® and Books In Print®
In recent years, more and more high-profile women candidates have been running for executive office in democracies all around the world. Cracking the Highest Glass Ceiling is the first study to undertake an international comparison of women's campaigns for highest office and to identify the commonalities among them. On the basis of nine international case studies of recent campaigns written by thirteen country specialists, the volume develops an overarching framework which explores how gender stereotypes shape the course and outcome of women's campaigns in the male-dominated worlds of executive elections in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Australasia. This comparative approach allows the authors to discriminate between the contingent effects of a particular candidate or national culture and the universal operation of gender stereotyping. Case studies include the campaigns for executive office of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sarah Palin, Angela Merkel, Sgole Royal, Helen Clark, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Michelle Bachelet, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Irene Sez. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Married couple and management consultants, Cronin and Fine tackle the persistent gap in workplace equality and payment parity between the sexes. After witnessing how much more quickly Fine advanced in his career-despite their near-identical education and work performance-and observing the difficulties that their daughter was facing in her job search, the couple took a long look at the factors holding women down. The book breaks down the corporate culture mantras and the hidden impediments they pose for women. Despite major gains for women elsewhere in society, little has changed for women in corporate America; sexism is insidious rather than overt, and in dealing with men in the workplace, women are still presented with two options: fight them or become them. But "becoming them" can backfire, as Cronin and Fine demonstrate through stories of women struggling to break into corporate culture and bond with co-workers.
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Her Turn covers the challenges, opportunities, prospects, and emerging roles for female leaders in a wide spectrum of fields including business, politics, education, healthcare, law, and nonprofits. Donlan offers women a blueprint for establishing a new model of leadership that can take advantage of the skill, passion, and wisdom of women everywhere. Familiar statistics demonstrate the continued inequality in pay between women and men, the dearth of women on the boards and in the executive suites of major corporations, and the challenges that women face in breaking down barriers in politics, science, law, healthcare, and other male-dominated professions. Drawing from interviews with dozens of pioneers in business, politics, education, healthcare, philanthropy, and other fields, Donlan argues that women are poised to shatter the glass ceiling, but only if they start working together to make it happen. This is a historic time: As this book argues, if women organize more effectively, the emergence of a new model of leadership--one that includes women at the highest reaches of society--is inevitable. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Despite real progress, women remain rare enough in elite positions of power that their presence still evokes a sense of wonder. In Through the Labyrinth, Alice Eagly and Linda Carli examine why women's paths to power remain difficult to traverse. First, Eagly and Carli prove that the glass ceiling is no longer a useful metaphor and offer seven reasons why. They propose the labyrinth as a better image and explain how to navigate through it. This book's rich analysis is founded on scientific research from psychology, economics, sociology, political science, and management. The authors ground their conclusions in that research and invoke a wealth of engaging anecdotes and personal accounts to illustrate the practical principles that emerge. With excellent leadership in short supply, no group, organization, or nation can afford to restrict women's access to leadership roles. This book evaluates whether such restrictions are present and, when they are, what we can do to eliminate them. -- © 1996-2011, Amazon.com
Written by twenty-five coaches, consultants and professionals, this powerful book is a must-read for women who wish support on their journey to leadership. Topics include The Leaders Image, Conquering Personal Fear, How to Build a Winning Team, Leading by Example, From Good to Excellent Customer Service, Communication Differences, and more. -- © 1996-2011, Amazon.com
Women's stories are noticeably absent from the master narrative of Populist and Progressive movements, where their struggle for civil rights was more evident in the Midwest than any other region in the country. This collection of eleven biographical essays highlights women leaders in the Midwest who challenged gender, racial, class, and ethnic boundaries in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Not only were these midwestern women powerful orators and active leaders, they were influential in shaping the culture in their communities.--BOOK JACKET
For her six years as CEO of technology giant Hewlett-Packard, Carly Fiorina was one of the most public faces in business, consistently chosen as the most powerful woman in corporate America. But after being ousted by the HP board of directors in early 2005, she stepped away from the spotlight. She returns to the public eye with her new memoir, Tough Choices, the story of her tenure at HP and of her unprecedented--and unexpected--rise to the top. While much of the early attention to the book will no doubt focus on her battles with the HP board and her dismissal--and she lays out her side of that story in full detail--what is more likely to give her book a wide and lasting readership is her account of the choices she made to get to that point. As she says, she never expected to become a captain of industry; she never planned to go into business at all. But what she found, as she tells in a straightforward, personal style, was that she had a talent and a taste for working with people and making the kinds of decisions that business leadership requires. In a series of "tough choices" that give her book its name, she gravitated toward the most challenging paths that were offered her. Those choices, which many around her told her not to make, were what led her to the top in record time.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
The workplace is changing. From the boardrooms to non-profit organizations to the military, the typical male management style is now obsolete. There is a new generation of employees who reject hierarchical leadership and respond to the behaviors and characteristics that women traditionally exhibit. In other words, the time for women to take charge is now! In See Jane Lead, Dr. Frankel provides a blueprint for women who want to tap their natural leadership abilities and manage with greater ease and confidence in the business world, on the soccer field, at home, and beyond. With the same sharp insight that she demonstrated in Nice Girls Don't Get Rich and Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office, Dr. Frankel shows women how they can overcome sabotaging childhood behaviors that hold them back, while offering practical advice and real-life examples of strong female leaders who have succeeded-in male dominated fields-beyond their wildest dreams.
--Bowker® and Books In Print®
Since the early 1980s, studies have shown that the techniques utilized by successful men in leadership roles do not have the same effects when practiced by women in similar contexts. It is commonly known that when a woman behaves like her male counterpart, she is often negatively labeled as cold, tough, etc. In addition, women have fewer female role models to whom they can turn for advice and assistance. Friedman and Yorio help readers through this dilemma by compiling personal anecdotes, pop culture references and an array of interviews with female leaders in various fields in an attempt to offer the support and encouragement women need to excel as leaders. The authors state that the patience, strength, wisdom, resourcefulness and nurturance that society cultivates in women might actually make females better managers than males. The book is filled with numerous examples of management styles as well as quizzes to determine if the reader is a "Good Witch" or a "Bad Bitch" with regard to her own leadership skills. Leaders of any gender will find solace in reading these stories from the trenches and may learn some new tips to improve on their own leadership skills as well.--Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
Friedman and Yorio take girl power corporate in their friendly guide for women who want to start their own business. The two media mavens (they started their own PR agency in 2000, after working as publicists at Broadway Books and Artisan, as well as other media companies) offer a lighthearted alternative to books that teach readers "how to sound like a man and think like a man." Clearly experienced, Friedman and Yorio know launching a business is no walk in the park. They warn readers of all the bad stuff that comes with being the boss: feeling out of sync with the rest of the world, having to manage employees, being forced to rely on customers and clients and being responsible for knowing about taxes. But they also exalt the pleasures of being in charge. Their book covers virtually every aspect of running the show in language that isn't industry-specific, so it doesn't matter what kind of business readers want to start. Friedman and Yorio move from assessing finances and writing business plans to hiring employees and advertising. Their advice is always sound… Their savoir faire and enthusiasm are infectious.--(c) Copyright PublisherWeekly, LLC.
This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women’s leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Barbie and Ruth is the entwined story of two exceptional women. There's Barbie: the diminutive yet arrestingly voluptuous doll unveiled at the 1959 Toy Fair who became the treasure of 90% of American girls and their counterparts in 140 countries. She went on to become an Olympic athlete, an air force pilot, a boutique owner, a presidential candidate, and a cultural icon. Then there's Ruth Handler, Barbie's creator: the tenth child of Polish-Jewish immigrants; a passionately competitive and creative business pioneer; and a mother and wife who wanted it all. After Ruth was forced out of Mattel, the company she founded, she used her breast cancer as an impetus to start a business that changed women's lives. She was ultimately honored as a pioneer, humanitarian, and masterful entrepreneur. Based on previously unavailable material, original research, and extensive interviews, Barbie and Ruth is the fascinating story of two women, and how together they indelibly changed American business and culture. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
This book blazes a trail. Rather than focusing on lack of opportunity or loudly calling for the appointment of more women to boards, it simply shows women what they can do to get on boards. In its pages, businesswomen will gain refreshing insights into the many opportunities that exist for them to rise to leadership. The result of two years' research and interviews, the book identifies specific steps a woman can take to become qualified and competent to serve at the very top - as a director on a for-profit corporate board. Arguing that women need to "learn from the leaders" the author lets 15 female directors tell the truth about how to find a seat at the table. Each story is different, no one path or decision worked for every woman. Their advice closes each chapter, providing encouragement and perspective from over three decades of practical experience with public company boards."--BOOK JACKET
The question of how best to combine work and family life has led to lively debates in recent years. Both a lifestyle and a policy issue, it has been addressed psychologically, socially, and economically, and conclusions have been hotly contested. But as Neil Gilbert shows in this penetrating and provocative book, we haven't looked closely enough at how and why these questions are framed, or who benefits from the proposed answers. A Mother's Work takes a hard look at the unprecedented rise in childlessness, along with the outsourcing of family care and household production, which have helped to alter family life since the 1960s. It challenges the conventional view on how to balance motherhood and employment, and examines how the choices women make are influenced by the culture of capitalism, feminist expectations, and the social policies of the welfare state. Gilbert argues that while the market ignores the essential value of a mother's work, prevailing norms about the social benefits of work have been overvalued by elites whose opportunities and circumstances little resemble those of most working- and middle-class mothers. And the policies that have been crafted too often seem friendlier to the market than to the family. Gilbert ends his discussion by looking at the issue internationally, and he makes the case for reframing the debate to include a wider range of social values and public benefits that present more options for managing work and family responsibilities. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
For millennia, women have been without a strong leadership voice in human affairs. No more! Women are now in positions of power in every branch of government, business, and social organization. They are providing a new style of collaborative and visionary leadership, which is changing the way society functions. Goddess Shift: Women Leading for a Change is an anthology that celebrates these values. It includes chapters by women leaders in diverse fields of human endeavor. These range from entertainment (Oprah Winfrey), finance (Suze Orman), government (Angela Merkel), business (Meg Whitman), sports (Mia Hamm), social change and philanthropy (Angelina Jolie), and literature (Sue Monk Kidd). In over forty inspiring chapters, Goddess Shift describes the shape of the new human family that is emerging from the leadership of these remarkable women, and the very different future they envision for the world we share. -- Bowker® Books In Print®
In this newly revised twenty-fifth anniversary edition, acclaimed writer and journalist Vivian Gornick interviews famous and lesser-known women scientists, compares their experiences then and now, and shows that, although not much has changed in the world of science, what is different is women's expectations that they can and will succeed. Everything from the disparaging comments by Harvard's then-president to government reports and media coverage has focused on the ways in which women supposedly can't do science. Gornick's original interviews show how deep and severe discrimination against women was back then in all scientific fields. Her new interviews, with some of the same women she spoke to twenty-five years ago, provide a fresh description of the hard times and great successes these women have experienced.
-- Bowker® and Books In Print®
In today’s business world, companies don’t want, and can’t afford, to hire people who only do what they are told to do. Companies demand “fast track” people who can hit the ground running on new assignments, make an impact quickly by grasping how things really work and who can get them done right the first time, and most of all, get the company performing competitively again. In Jessica’s Web, George Graen provides a wealth of practical tips, techniques, tactics, and advice on how women can tap into the “secret organization” that formulates the unwritten rules within a company. Once you’ve uncovered your company’s “hidden strategies,” you’ll be able to get onto the fast track and advance both your career and your company.
Nancy Pelosi’s rise to speaker of the House of Representatives, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign: clearly women are moving to center stage in US politics. In this wide-ranging text, Lori Cox Han explores whether, and if so, how, their presence is changing the political process. Han first provides a solid context, thoroughly covering the history of the women’s movement, suffrage, the contours of feminism, and issues of equality. She then turns to women as voters, activists, candidates, officeholders, and policymakers and provides a broad yet gendered look at both mass politics and political institutions. Substantially expanded and updated, this new edition offers thorough grounding in political science scholarship, considers women in all arenas of government, addresses diversity, including ideological diversity in the women’s movement, and includes biographical profiles of prominent women leaders. Throughout, Han highlights women’s political leadership to engage students and stimulate classroom discussion about women’s role in the operation of our governing institutions. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Women of True Grit relates the stories and secrets of women who attained the pinnacles of success in their various fields. These 40 first-person narratives put the spotlight on women who reached the top despite adversity and great personal suffering. Many were the first in their fields, compounding their challenges. In their own words, these women share insights about how they were challenged, what inspired them, what sacrifices they made, and what drove them to become successful. The entries include women from various ethnic backgrounds who have lived all over the world. Some are well known, such as Meredith Vieira and Phyllis Diller. Some, such as June Morris, the first woman to own an airline and Delores Kesler, the first woman to take a company public on Wall Street, are not. You can also read about Diane Crump, the first woman jockey to ride in the Kentucky Derby; Leatrice McKissack, the owner of the largest African American architectural and engineering firm in the country; and Justice Janie L. Shores, the first woman elected to the U.S. Appellate Court. By sharing their inspiring stories, these women are acting as mentors for every reader who aspires to great accomplishments. -- © 1996-2011, Amazon.com, Inc
This comprehensive handbook presents specially commissioned original essays on the societal roles and contexts facing women in business and management, the specific career and work-life issues of women in these fields, organizational processes affecting women, and the role of women as leaders in business and management. The essays shed light on the extant structures and practices of society and organizations that constrain or facilitate women's representation, treatment, quality of life, and success. –BOOK JACKET
Includes bibliographical references.
Harris, a Gulf War veteran, went from the ghettoes of Newark to a 28-year career in the Navy as an intelligence officer. At her retirement in 2001, she was the highest ranking African American female in the Navy. In this hybrid of memoir and self-help, she shares the techniques she used to battle racial and gender prejudice in her career and to deal with personal issues such as being overweight and single, and shows readers how they can use the same techniques to overcome their own personal and professional obstacles. She writes of the role of religious faith and family support in her life, and gives insight into the challenges and rewards of the military lifestyle. --©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This reference work contains entries on 1,560 women who have excelled in their careers to become well-known leaders in politics, business, education and culture. From Justice Cynthia Aaron to business executive Andrea Zoop, it includes women of many races, nations of origin, economic backgrounds, and fields of interest to present a wide-ranging group of leaders who can be considered positive role models of achievement. Each entry gives an informative biography, including up-to-date details of accomplishments.
-- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Women and men experience the world differently-not only do they see things differently, but they see different things. Men tend to have a bottom line, sharply focused, linear way of thinking that excludes any role for emotion or empathy. Women are more empathetic, more aware of the critical impact of interpersonal factors both within and without the organization. Both perspectives are important, but at the moment organizations only reward traditionally male skills and points of view. Based on extensive research and workplace experience, The Female Vision demonstrates that what women perceive in organizations and beyond that goes unnoticed and unrewarded is exactly what so many companies need to succeed. Helgesen and Johnson delve deeply into the stories of a number of women whose vision improved their companies, although often they had to struggle not only against unresponsive organizations, peers, or others, but also against their own personal fears. They show how companies can create environments that welcome and encourage women to share what they notice, to the benefit not only of the women themselves but also, perhaps ironically, to the all important bottom line. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
The only global, comparative text on women in politics, Women and Politics in a Global World, Second Edition, is a thorough examination of the impact of women on politics--and the impact of politics on women. Whereas most texts on this topic assume an American perspective, this unique text takes a cross-national, comparative approach to women and politics. Sarah L. Henderson and Alana S. Jeydel carefully consider women's participation in institutionalized politics, social protest, and nationalist, fundamentalist, and revolutionary movements. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Looking at women’s power in the home, in the workplace, and in politics from a political economy perspective, Torben Iversen and Frances Rosenbluth demonstrate that equality is tied to demand for women’s labor outside the home, which is a function of structural, political, and institutional conditions. They go on to explain several anomalies of modern gender politics: why women vote differently from men; why women are better represented in the workforce in the United States than in other countries but less well represented in politics; why men share more of the household work in some countries than in others; and why some countries have such low fertility rates. The first book to integrate the micro-level of families with the macro-level of national institutions, Women, Work, and Politics presents an original and groundbreaking approach to gender inequality. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
During World War II, women scientists responded to urgent calls for their participation in the war effort. However, the war produced few long-term gains in the percentage of women in the sciences or in their overall professional standing. In this book, Jordynn Jack argues that it was the very language of science - the discourses and genres of scientific communication - that helped to limit women's progress in science even as it provided opportunities for a small group of prominent female scientists to advance during the war. The book illuminates the broader limitations of masculine scientific culture and its discourses of expertise, gender neutrality, technical expediency, and objectivity. The study identifies key characteristics of scientific culture and rhetoric that continue to limit women's advancement in science and to stifle their unique perspectives. -- © 1996-2011, Amazon.com, Inc
This book explores the nature of female leadership and illustrates how women may seek to renew the very notion of leadership through their own personal development. Offering a psycho-spiritual examination of Dante’s journey through Purgatory and the seven sins and virtues, the book discusses the process of overcoming the tension between inner motivations and outer expectations through personal development in order to achieve true leadership. Topics include the process of personal transformation using Dante’s description of the seven sins and virtues the value of psychology and spirituality for women in leadership roles the new vision of leadership that meets present global demands for social cohesion and sustainability. Female Leadership will be of great interest to all professionals who wish to familiarize themselves with personal leadership development and learn how Jungian theory has been put into practice in this field, as well as to leaders in corporate and non-corporate organizations.-- Bowker®
Keller recounts the professional and personal identity crisis she suffered after full-time motherhood estranged her from her former career as a successful writer and left her in the shadow of her husband--New York Times executive editor Bill Keller. Drawing upon her own experience and discomfort in being "Mrs. New York Times," the author chronicles the challenges facing seven other women in diverse professions--law, business, photography, teaching--launching their own career comebacks after devoting themselves exclusively to their children. Keller's profiles are warm, laudatory, refreshingly nonjudgmental--she honors both working and stay-at-home moms--and relentlessly honest in depicting the low confidence that paralyzes women eager to rejoin the workplace... Women contemplating their own re-entries into their careers or into new professions will relish this book for its frankness, encouragement and practical direction. -- (c) Copyright PublishersWeekly, LLC.
Female action heroes, like other fictional characters, not only reveal a lot about society, but greatly influence individuals in society. It is no surprise that the gradual development and increase in the number of female action heroes coincides with societal changes and social movements, such as feminism. Nor is it a surprise that characteristics of female action heroes echo the progressive toughening of women and young girls in the media. Female Action Heroes: A Guide to Women in Comics, Video Games, Film, and Television brings to the forefront the historical representation of women and girls in film, television, comic books, and video games. The book includes profiles of 25 of the most popular female action heroes, arranged in alphabetical order for easy reference. Each chapter includes sections on the hero’s origins, her power suit, weapons, abilities, and the villains with whom she grapples. Most significantly, each profile offers an analysis of the hero’s story and her impact on popular culture. -- Bowker®
This is a practical guide for any woman dealing with a demanding role. Drawing on extensive interviews with women leaders, the authors isolate five key challenges: Intelligence; Backing; Resources; Buy-In; and Making a Difference. The three expert authors reveal what women have to teach us about the challenges and opportunities of leadership. As Tom Peters said of this book, "…it will help individual women negotiate what they need to succeed as leaders and help their firms support them in their efforts. That way we all win!"
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Although neither Hillary Clinton nor Sarah Palin managed to pull off the historic achievement of becoming the first woman president or vice president, they have added to the debate about the likely prospect of a woman ever reaching the highest office. Washington Post reporter Kornblut reviews the campaigns of Clinton and Palin from the perspective of how the media and voters reacted to female candidates. Based on her own observations, as well as those of campaign consultants and advisors, Kornblut explores how the candidates wrestled—or not—with gender issues from appearance to the role of their husbands and children in the campaign. Clinton was determined to downplay her gender in favor of her experience, while Palin apparently was unconcerned about the issue but more willing than Clinton to use gender to her advantage as Republicans and Democrats reversed themselves on traditional feminist issues. Kornblut analyzes the double standard applied to Clinton, Palin, and a number of other female politicians, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and self-made billionaire and Republican California governor hopeful Meg Whitman. Kornblut concludes with an analysis of the long-range implications of the two historic campaigns for the future prospects of women in public office. --Vanessa Bush, Copyright 2010 Booklist
Despite an estimated 107 million women and girls missing in the world population due to every form of abuse, from infant neglect to honor killings, gendercide receives none of the coverage and outrage of other human-rights violations, lament these two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists. The husband-and-wife team chronicles the horrific abuses suffered by girls and women: sold into sex slavery, abused and exploited as workers, beaten and killed to protect male honor, and generally denied education, medical attention, and food reserved for boys and men. The authors focus on sex trafficking, gender-based violence (including honor killings and mass rape), and maternal mortality. They also examine the economic forces at work that promise more opportunities, along with required education and resulting autonomy, for female workers and entrepreneurs as developing countries recognize how they waste this valuable resource. Kristof and WuDunn reinforce the truth behind the terrible statistics with passionately reported personal stories of girls and women (including photographs) and efforts to help them.--Bush, Vanessa Copyright 2009 Booklist
In recent years, political parties and national legislatures in more than one hundred countries have adopted quotas for the selection of female candidates to political office. Despite the rapid international diffusion of these measures, most research has focused on single countries - or, at most, the presence of quotas within one world region. Consequently, explanations for the adoption and impact of gender quotas derived from one study often contradict with findings from other cases. Quotas for Women in Politics is the first book to address quotas as a global phenomenon to explain their spread and impact in diverse contexts around the world. It is organized around two sets of questions. First, why are quotas adopted? Which actors are involved in quota campaigns, and why do they support or oppose quota measures? Second, what effects do quotas have on existing patterns of political representation? Are these provisions sufficient for bringing more women into politics? Or, does their impact depend on other features of the broader political context? Synthesizing literature on quota policies, this book develops a framework for analyzing the spread of quota provisions and the reasons for variations in their effects. It then applies this framework to examine and compare campaigns for reserved seats in Pakistan and India, party quotas in Sweden and the United Kingdom, and legislative quotas in Argentina and France. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
The first black woman Harvard MBA tells the remarkable story of how she achieved the American dream. Lillian Lincoln Lambert rose from humble beginnings as a poor farm girl in the segregated South to become the first black woman to earn an MBA from Harvard Business School and, later, the founder of a $20 million maintenance company with 1,200 employees. In The Road to Someplace Better, she shares an inspiring personal journey that took her from dead-end jobs in New York City and Washington, D.C., to the ivory tower and the world of entrepreneurship. The Road to Someplace Better is a book you'll want to read whether you're interested in business, history, or an unforgettable story of personal triumph against the odds. --Bowker® and Books In Print®
It Still Takes a Candidate serves as the only systematic, nationwide empirical account of the manner in which gender affects political ambition. Based on data from the Citizen Political Ambition Panel Study, a national survey conducted of almost 3,800 "potential candidates" in 2001 and a second survey of more than 2,000 of these same individuals in 2008, Jennifer L. Lawless and Richard L. Fox find that women, even in the highest tiers of professional accomplishment, are substantially less likely than men to demonstrate ambition to seek elective office. Women are less likely than men to be recruited to run for office. They are less likely than men to think they are qualified to run for office. And they are less likely than men to express a willingness to run for office in the future. This gender gap in political ambition persists across generations and over time. Despite cultural evolution and society's changing attitudes toward women in politics, running for public office remains a much less attractive and feasible endeavor for women than men. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Leading the Way is a collection of personal essays written by twenty-one young, hopeful American women who describe their work, activism, leadership, and efforts to change the world. It responds to critical portrayals of this generation of twenty-somethings as being disengaged and apathetic about politics, social problems, and civic causes. Bringing together graduates of a women’s leadership certificate program at Rutgers University’s Institute for Women’s Leadership, these essays provide a contrasting picture to assumptions about the current death of feminism, the rise of selfishness and individualism, and the disaffected Millennium Generation. The contributors’ voices demonstrate the ways that diverse, young, educated women in the United States are embodying and formulating new models of leadership, at the same time as they are finding their own professional paths, ways of being, and places in the world. Leading the Way introduces readers to young women who are being prepared and empowered to assume leadership roles with men in all public arenas, and to accept equal responsibility for making positive social change in the twenty-first century. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Coaching Women to Lead asks why, in the 21st century, there is still such a disparity in the number of women filling leadership roles, compared with men. It argues that a specific coaching approach for women is not only possible but required to support women throughout their corporate career. In this book you will find: how to build a robust business case for coaching women, which areas of coaching are the most useful at which career stage, an academic survey to discover what women need to succeed, in-depth interviews of women role models, specific tools and techniques to develop a women-focused coaching program. Using case studies and findings from the authors' research, Coaching Women to Lead proposes defined areas for coaching women, and offers practical advice for coaches who wish to contribute to the development of excellent women leaders. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Developing Leadership is a groundbreaking book that focuses on the lifetime development of ten strong, competent, and fascinating women governors. This one-of-a-kind book shares the commonalities and perspectives of ten women on their own personal journeys in developing leadership throughout childhood, youth, young adulthood, and adulthood. These ten women reflect a journey shared, in part, by all leaders.
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This volume charts the rise of women in the male-dominated field of aviation through the stories of record-breaking aviatrixes: from those who piloted the earliest aircrafts to the first women in space almost a century later. These women from across the world took to the skies, fighting their way to recognition against all odds. The backgrounds and life stories of these women differ wildly, and yet they all offer a reminder of what can be achieved through ambition and perseverance. This book will delight lovers of heroic feats with its inspirational tales of bravery about the women at the helm of airships, rockets, and airplanes, who often proved themselves more capable than their male counterparts. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
In the early nineties, riot grrrl exploded onto the underground music scene, inspiring girls to pick up an instrument, create fanzines, and become politically active. Rejecting both traditional gender roles and their parents’ brand of feminism, riot grrrls celebrated and deconstructed femininity. Though many criticized girl power as at best frivolous and at worst soulless and hypersexualized, Marisa Meltzer argues that it paved the way for today’s generation of confident girls who are playing instruments and joining bands in record numbers. Girl Power examines the role of women in rock since the riot grrrl revolution, weaving Meltzers personal anecdotes with interviews with key players. Chronicling the legacy of artists such as Bratmobile, Sleater-Kinney, Alanis Morissette, Britney Spears, and, yes, the Spice Girls, Girl Power points the way for the future of women in rock. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
In Becoming ATHENA, Mertz offers a distinctive, transforming approach for leading in the twenty-first century. With survey research and real-life stories, Mertz demonstrates how time-tested "women's ways" of leading have become the gold standard for great leaders of both genders, and the building blocks for success in today's global economy.-- © 1996-2011, Amazon.com, Inc.
Moonrise includes essays from more than 30 eminent women who are reinventing leadership by emphasizing collaboration, inner awareness, and relational intelligence. Their passionate stories can inspire us to cocreate a healthy, peaceful, just, and sustainable world. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Ask yourself honestly, is your professional life going according to plan? If you are not developing your leadership skills, there is an essential element missing from your efforts for success. Leading from the Front will show you how to start leading your life rather than allowing your life to lead you. Many women have never received formal leadership training. They weren't taught to be decisive, commanding, and ready to take risks. But it's never too late to change. Angie Morgan and Courtney Lynch weren't born leaders-they became leaders during their years in the U.S. Marine Corps, enduring some of the toughest training on earth. Now they pass the leadership know-how and experience from that training on to you. Drawing on their years as Marine Corps officers and successful private consultants, Morgan and Lynch deliver 10 key practices to becoming a powerful leader. Learn how to effectively take on any challenge that comes your way-with the confidence you need to lead like the toughest Marine, but with a woman's touch.
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For many mothers, running a business from home in order to cut child care fees and see more of their children is an ideal but tricky situation. This instructional guidebook provides the true, nitty-gritty details on what it really means to start and run a business from your kitchen table. Information is included on how to juggle family, work, and alone time as well as how to handle mommy guilt and work guilt. Tips on the business side are also provided, including researching a business idea, estimating start-up costs, and navigating through the inevitable ups and downs. Filled with inspiring stories and advice from successful entrepreneurial mothers, even the most nervous of moms can learn how to have a great business and a great life. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Read the personal stories from nearly 50 women in the technology industry as they share what makes a good leader, their most difficult challenges, what advice they would give to aspiring women leaders, and the legacy they'd like to leave behind. Whether from industry or government, with a large corporation or head of her own business, each woman has forged a unique path to leadership strengthened through mentorship and networking. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
The Promotable Woman Have We Come A Long Way Baby? explores the factors that make the difference in the lives of successful women. Jan's passion for helping women in developing the skills, attitudes and behaviors required for achieving equity in the workplace is the foundation of this book. Join author Jan Northup as she guides you through the 7 chapters of The Promotable Woman. This book is not just for reading. Formatted as a workbook it will give you the opportunity to personalize each chapter as you explore: prosperity thinking, patterns for power, positioning, prescriptions for comfort management, programming for play, principle and interest, and purposing.-- © 1996-2011, Amazon.com, Inc.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History captures the experiences of women throughout world history in a comprehensive four-volume work. The Encyclopedia is comprised of both biographical entries and rich and detailed survey articles across a wealth of historical topics. In the past thirty years there has been an explosion of research and an effort to present the experiences and contributions of women not only in the Western world, but also across the globe. Historians have investigated women's daily lives in virtually every area and researched the leadership roles women have filled across time and region. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History illuminates how women worldwide have influenced and been influenced by historical, social, and demographic changes. Articles will cover: Biographies; Comparative Culture and Society; Geography and History; Institutions, Organizations, and Movements; Women's and Gender Studies, and World History. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Much has been written about a model of leadership that emphasizes women's values and experiences, that is in some ways distinct from male models of leadership. This book redirects the focus to a view of leadership as a multicultural phenomenon that moves beyond dualistic notions of "masculine" and "feminine" leadership, and focuses more specifically on leadership as the management of meaning, including the meanings of the notion of "organizational leader." This volume focuses on leadership "traditions" revealed in the history of Black women in America and exemplified in the leadership approaches of 15 African American women executives who came of age during the civil rights and feminist movements of the 1960's and 1970's and climbed to the top of major U.S. organizations. It advances a vision of organizational leadership that challenges traditional masculine and feminine notions of leadership development and practice, providing insights on organizational leadership in the era of post-industrialization and globalization.-- Bowker® and Books In Print®
When the Democrats retook control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January 2007 after twelve years in the wilderness, Nancy Pelosi became the first woman speaker in American history. In Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the New American Politics, Ron Peters, one of America's leading scholars of Congress, and Cindy Rosenthal, one of America's leading scholars on women and political leadership, provide a comprehensive account of how Pelosi became speaker and what this tells us about Congress in the twenty-first century. They consider the key issues that Pelosi's rise presents for American politics, and also on the core themes that have shaped, and continue to shape, her remarkable career. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
What Would You Do If You Ran the World? is the culmination of brave, beautiful, brilliant, creative, and totally possible ideas that women have shared, complemented by inspiring quotes from famous women and action lists like "Ten Things You Can Start Doing Now." Rachanow's warm and encouraging voice motivates readers to join other amazing women who are kicking serious butt for the good of all, like a teenage girl and CNN hero, kids in Zimbabwe saving their part of the planet, and a busy mom who is not too busy to work every day to help impoverished families live better lives. From learning to listen to your own guiding voice to galvanizing the women in your life, from getting involved in your own community, to reaching clear across the world, she shows the way we can all live a satisfying life of "inspiration in action".-- Bowker® Books In Print®
Consultant and developmental psychologist Regine compiles wisdom drawn from several years of original interviews with 60 successful women around the world, including CEOs and businesswomen, U.S. Congresswoman Eddie Johnson, former Prime Minister of Canada Kim Campbell, and others whose "achievements demonstrate how feminine power is changing our businesses, our organizations and our world into better places to work and live." In flowing prose, this intellectual and dynamic treatise on women in the modern workplace demonstrates convincingly how empathy, emotional and strength and an embrace of vulnerability are changing traditional, male-dominated management models. Declaring the Era of Women, Regine celebrates big picture thinkers as well as mindful feelers, a powerful message reinforced by the impressive professional biographies of each subject.-- Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
Reynolds explores how generational shifts and changing expectations of working women have fostered a new kind of restlessness among many. Through real-life stories Reynolds reveals the hopes and dreams, disappointments and challenges high-achieving women are facing. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Over the course of a year, Selena Rezvani interviewed women executives in various industries, roles, and job functions, including Jamie McCourt, president of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Denise Incandela, president of Saks Direct at Saks Fifth Avenue, Roxanne Spillett, president and CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and Naomi Earp, chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The result is The Next Generation of Women Leaders , a penetrating, eye-opening, and ultimately empowering narrative, filled with stories of remarkable women who navigated the leadership maze and triumphed. While the leadership landscape may be shifting in women's favor, women are nowhere near an equal presence in leadership roles when compared to men. Rezvani's achievement was to engage some extraordinarily accomplished women as mentors, each of whom provided tools and information that young women can use to shape their own careers. The Next Generation of Women Leaders encourages younger women to be their own advocates when it comes to professional growth and advancement, and it provides tangible how-tos on negotiating the workplace as a woman. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
When Women Lead is a fascinating study of the different leadership styles of men and women in American politics. Providing close studies of key state legislatures, Professor Rosenthal provides an original insight into the workings of the largest cohorts of women in institutional leadership roles. Until recently, the study of legislative leadership has been the study of men. Scholars have taught students that legislative leadership is transactional, a kind of competitive bargaining procedure to broker particular interests. When Women Lead brings to light the important contributions that women as legislative leaders make to the institutions in which they operate. Her work marks an important contribution to understanding gender, organizational leadership, and legislatures. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Leslie Sanchez, strategist, writer and political seer, has spent much of 2008 as an analyst on CNN, examining, investigating and deciphering the historic moment for women and politics that was the presidential election. And what she sees in the future is a landscape changed drastically for women the world over and their expectations. In You've Come a Long Way, Maybe, she debunks the cultural and political myths surrounding women, and looks at the wide range of reactions Hillary, Michelle and Sarah provoked from the small town America to the world at large. She pays special attention to those most active and most examined during the election: the disappointed Hillary supporters, the rabid Sarah Palin fans, and everyone else wondering about the role of the new First Lady. Along the way, Leslie takes a hard look at what the election will mean for women now and in the future, and also at what leaders might emerge in 2012, and beyond. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
You are not imagining it. Women do face unique challenges at work. The playing field is not always even, the rules are often unspoken, and the path is rarely well marked. In Designed for Success, Dondi Scumaci gives you the tools you need to take charge of your future and achieve the success and satisfaction you deserve. Learn how to get ahead in today's workplace and make a difference to the organizations you serve and the lives you touch-without changing who you are. -- BOOK JACKET
During the 2008 presidential campaign, the cable channel Lifetime capped its voter drive with a summit of leading politicians, journalists, and advocates to speak to 16 adolescent winners of its essay contest. The Future Frontrunners Summit was an occasion for successful women to share their insights on work, family, and friendship with young women just beginning to consider career and life choices. This book compiles essays contributed by summit participants. Their common ground is sharing their stories of achievement and encouraging young women to follow through on their own aspirations for public office. The contributors, including Republican congresswoman Kay Granger, Democratic congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, former news correspondent Carol Jenkins, and actress Fran Drescher, wrote about overcoming stereotypes and personal fears, how women's leadership styles differ from men, and cracking the famous glass ceiling in politics. -- Bush, Vanessa Copyright 2010 Booklist
Hillary Clinton knows what it’s like to fight and win uphill battles, which is what makes her especially suited to help business leaders contend with the fallout of an economy gone bad. The first book to examine the subject in depth, Leadership Secrets of Hillary Clinton examines the U.S. Secretary of States’ remarkable range and unique set of leadership skills. Author Rebecca Shambaugh includes specific examples from Clinton’s experience to document how she successfully combines open-mindedness, intense focus, authenticity, adaptiveness, and resilience to get results. Shambaugh also includes lessons from other great leaders in history, whom Clinton has cited as instrumental to her own leadership development. Clinton’s careful and strategic leadership approach spelled out in Leadership Secrets of Hillary Clinton is exactly what business leaders need to succeed today. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Breaking into the Boys' Club is the ultimate guide to success for women in business. No matter what stage in your career or what job position you hold, this book offers you practical, relatable ways to evaluate your work style and workplace culture in order to better understand behavior that may be holding you back from advancing in your field. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
In She’s Out There!, noted documentary filmmaker Amy Sewell and writer/editor Heather Ogilvie present a collection of essays from thirty-five young women under the age of thirty-five who aspire to become the leader of the Free World. With the help of the White House Project, a non-profit organization that works to get a diverse and critical mass of women into leadership, up to and including the presidency and Fresh Perspectives, a market research firm, Sewell and Ogilvie invited young women to submit essays about their political aspirations. – BOOK JACKET.
This collaboration between broadcasting powerhouses Shipman and Kay gives career women explicit permission to demand the balance that's been missing in their lives. The authors assert that after decades of trying to outdo men or fighting the Mommy Wars in the office trenches of the 1980s and 1990s, women have gained enough corporate clout to start changing the workplace to suit their needs. Shipman and Kay review the depth of women's influence as consumers and earners, maintaining that their power gives them the right and the ability to ask for flexibility in their work lives, to negotiate assertively and effectively, to say no and to give up the guilt associated with getting their needs met. Filled with pragmatic and optimistic steps, this book will inspire readers to set in motion a flexibility-driven business revolution that can benefit all women and men, families and workforces. -- © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
“The entries in this book are heart-of-the-matter reminders for women leaders, whether well-experienced or new to supervision. Anyone searching for a grounding of his or her leadership “flavor” will see nuggets here. Skirt Strategies finds simple beauty to defining your feminine voice as a successful leader and a great boss. These reminders and strategies provide a terrific reference list for ongoing encouragement as well as long-term planning to anchor your leadership role.”--BOOK JACKET.
Quietly and steadily, the number of women making six figures or more is increasing and continues to rise at a rate faster than for men. From entrepreneurs to corporate executives, from white-collar professionals to freelancers and part-timers, women are forging careers with considerable financial success. In Secrets of Six-Figure Women, Barbara Stanny, journalist, motivational speaker, and financial educator, identifies the seven key strategies of female high-earners: A Profit Motive, Audacity, Resilience, Encouragement, Self-Awareness, Non-attachment, and Financial Know-How. Based on extensive research and hundreds of interviews, including more than 150 women whose annual earnings range from $100,000 to $7 million, Barbara Stanny turns each of the six-figure traits into a specific strategy for upping earnings. By rigorously fine-tuning them, readers can, step-by-step, climb the income ladder.--Bowker® and Books In Print®
In Women in Power, Blema S. Steinberg explores the personalities and leadership styles of three remarkable female leaders, Indira Gandhi, Golda Meir, and Margaret Thatcher to help us understand the ways in which personality impacts on leadership. The personality traits of each woman are examined using insights from the fields of psychiatry, psychology, and psychoanalysis, while their respective leadership styles draw upon measures developed by political scientists. Steinberg then tests the theoretical expectations concerning the relationship between different personality traits and leadership styles against the empirical evidence for each prime minister. The book concludes with a comparative analysis of her results.--BOOK JACKET
Sustaining Our Spirits makes an important contribution to our understanding of how women can succeed and flourish as leaders of organizations. The authors draw on research literature, the experiences of contemporary women leaders, and their own insights into spirit-led leadership. They present original perspectives on how best to nurture oneself while providing leadership that maximizes the potential of all those who work in an organization. Written in an engaging, accessible style, this book will prove enlightening to all leaders and aspiring leaders, male as well as female. -- BOOK JACKET
Women occupy only about 20 percent of leadership positions in government and business. Tarr-Whelan, an expert on women's leadership, empowers women with an approach to leadership that combines collaboration, communication, and consensus. She demonstrates the benefits of more gender-balanced leadership using business and political data from around the world. In the first part of the book, she argues that having a ratio of at least one-third women making decisions can benefit society, and confronts stereotypes and myths about women's leadership. Part II presents practical tools for making women's power more visible, helping other women, and creating networks for support and mentoring. -- Annotation c2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Retaining talented women in corporations is more critical than ever in light of recent research demonstrating that companies with the highest representations of women in leadership roles show better financial performance. This book helps to answer the question, "How do we best develop women leaders?" by uniquely translating the findings from social science research into strategies and tips that people in management can apply. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
You are a woman pursuing a successful career in engineering, science, or technology, and you are prepared to work hard for this. But you must also work “smart”. Becoming Leaders is about working smart and about making the choices that are right for you, your talents, and your life, wherever you are in your career. Williams and Emerson consulted the best research on a wide range of topics of interest to women in different stages of their careers. They present important, timely information alongside practical tips. Chapters can be read in any order, with roadmaps for students, career women, faculty, and managers. Written both to support career success and to encourage leadership self-awareness, Becoming Leaders is a book you’ll turn to again and again, for advice, for information, and most of all for inspiration. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Insightful and inspiring, Closing the Leadership Gap is a call to action for the increased presence of women in powerful leadership positions in our country. A leading women’s advocate and cofounder of the White House Project, Marie C. Wilson argues that while our nation sits on a world spinning with crises from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction to a fragile economy and corporate greed, half of its natural resources (women) have not been tapped for their uniquely valuable contribution to solving these problems that only they can provide. Rich with historical context and supported by a wealth of current data and innovative research, this book explains chapter by chapter the leadership gap between women and men and the deeply ingrained cultural factors that continue to create resistance to women at the top. It also explores the new insights and strategies women are using to leverage their power of authority, ambition, ability, and authenticity have been denied women and how they are claiming these vital qualities for themselves. Written with passion and documented with lively behind-the-scenes stories from the trenches, Closing the Leadership Gap argues for women’s leadership in all spheres and offers steps to get us there.-- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Why Women Mean Business showed you why business needs to change. Now Avivah Wittenberg-Cox’s new book shows you how to achieve a healthy and profitable balance. We know that business needs more women. Gender balance has been proven time and time again to lead to more innovation, better business performance and corporate governance. The only question is how can business leaders make this happen? Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, an acknowledged world authority on women and business, points the way. In four simple steps she provides guidance on how to bring about real change. This lively, hands-on guide is packed with research and case-studies showing how some of the world’s biggest blue-chip firms have done it.
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Over the past 30 years the number of women assuming leadership roles has grown dramatically. This original and timely book identifies the challenges faced by women in positions of leadership, and discusses the intersection between theories of leadership and feminism. The chapters in Women and Leadership are written by prominent and respected scholars in feminist and leadership theory, research, and practice. The book addresses: how diverse women lead; how feminist principles contribute to leadership; the barriers that women face as leaders; the transformation of existing models of leadership; the varying perspectives of feminist leaders from different ethnic groups; and the future of feminist leadership and what must be done to train and mentor the next generation of feminist leaders. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Female executives of large companies are still in short supply in the U.S., but they have made great strides in recent years and their number is growing. Patricia Werhane and her fellow experts in leadership, ethics, entrepreneurship, and management interviewed twenty-two prominent women to uncover their leadership styles, reveal their most effective practices, and find out how they broke through the glass ceiling. This celebration of stellar executives highlights their achievements, the values and visions that guide them, and the contributions they've made to both their companies and industries. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Updated in a new 5th edition, Women in Politics: Outsiders or Insiders, this reader provides relevant research on women and politics across a spectrum of topics and perspectives. With a feminist theoretical framework, it examines some gender differences in political attitudes and voting, looks at gender cultural reflections in the mass media and group politics, and examines how women have fared in competing for public office. -- © 1996-2011, Amazon.com, Inc.
Women have made enormous strides into the professional workplace over the last two decades, yet few have assumed leadership roles in the higher ranks of predominately male occupations: business, politics, the professions, and sport. This pioneering collection by experts in a variety of disciplines combines theoretical discussions with historical and contemporary case studies to offer a fresh vista on how gender has influenced and redefined today's notions of leadership and power. The provocative essays cover a broad range of topics, including the Boston Women's Health Book Collective, global perspectives on women's environmental activism, mothering as a catalyst to social activism, and women in the enclaves of veterinary medicine and sports. -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
Featuring a mix of primary source documents, articles, and illustrations, Women's America: Refocusing the Past has long been an invaluable resource. Now in its seventh edition, the book has been extensively revised and updated to cover recent events in American women's history. The new addition of documentary photographic essays encourages the reader to engage both visual culture and contemporary commentary, bringing women's history to life in relevant ways. Spanning the range of women's experiences across race and class, this impassioned collection is a must-have for learning women's history. -- BOOK JACKET
Women are often denied the right to participate in decision-making, whether as active citizens, or as leaders. In particular, women living in poverty often have little opportunity to influence decisions and policies that will have a direct impact on the welfare of themselves, their communities, and their livelihoods. Encouraging more women to participate in decision-making will ensure that their perspectives and needs are represented. Women's Leadership and Participation brings together lessons and experience in building up women’s involvement. It illustrates methodological approaches and learning points, covering a range of issues, from women’s participation in national elections to female decision-making in community livelihood initiatives. It asks the questions: what are the structural barriers to women’s leadership and participation? How can women be encouraged to take up leadership positions? Once they are leading, how can women be supported to carry out their roles effectively and for progressive purposes? -- Bowker® and Books In Print®
You've Come a Long Way, Baby investigates the role of popular culture in women's lives. Framed by discussions of contemporary feminism, the volume examines gender in relation to sexuality, the workplace, consumerism, fashion, politics, and the beauty industry. In analyzing societal depictions of women, editor Lilly J. Goren and an impressive list of contributors illustrate how media reflects and shapes the feminine sense of power, identity, and the daily challenges of the twenty-first century. As comprehensive as it is accessible, You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby is a practical guide to understanding modern gender roles, appealing to anyone interested in confronting the struggles and celebrating the achievements of women in modern society. -- BOOK COVER
"Women Leaders at Work traces the personal life decisions taken by women who found ways to achieve greatness in their work. Each story is intriguing. But, collectively, the stories provide inspiration. They illustrate how real women of varied talents from varied backgrounds traversed quite different paths, seized opportunities presented in many guises, and found ways to achieve and to contribute to society. Elizabeth Ghaffari relates these stories with an unerring instinct to reveal the fascinating, personal dimensions of real women. © 1996-2013, Amazon.com, Inc.