Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: Sheryl Sandberg | Subject: Women in Business
In delicious, bite-sized nuggets, Robin Wolaner’s Naked Truths provide universal and instantly gratifying lessons for advancing your career. They can be put into action regardless of your age, experience, industry, or whether you are a one-woman start-up or a big-company employee.
Drawing on her own career in magazine publishing and media development, Wolaner shows you how to succeed because of, rather than despite, your unique … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: Robin Wolaner | Subjects: Career, Women in Business
“I never wanted to work in business,” writes Heffernan. Twenty years after expressing that sentiment, as CEO of a technology company, she found herself “having the time of my life” and wondered whether she had “completely lost my mind? Or sold my soul?” Heffernan sees “women creating a new business order that places values at the heart of business, takes sustainability seriously, and recognizes that … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: Margaret A. Heffernan | Subject: Women in Business
Men ask for what they want twice as often as women do and initiate negotiation four times more, report economist Linda Babcock and writer Sara Laschever in the footnoted but engaging Women Don’t Ask. With vivid research examples drawn from cradle, classroom and playground, the authors detail culture as the culprit in discouraging women from negotiating on their own behalf.
Men, socialized in a “scrappier … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Authors: Linda Babcock, Sara Laschever | Subjects: Personal Development, Women in Business
This short, self-assured novel by Australian-born Jennings (Snake) brilliantly depicts the complicated life of a working woman on Wall Street during the dot-com boom. Cath, a freelance writer in her 40s, is married to Bailey, who’s 25 years her senior. When he develops Alzheimer’s, she takes a speech-writing job at an investment bank to pay for his expensive medical care. Wry but realistic, and realizing … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: Kate Jennings | Subjects: Miscellaneous, Women in Business | Industry: Investment Banking
Women around the world have achieved higher levels of education than ever before and today represent more than 40 percent of the global workforce. Yet their share of management positions remains unacceptably low. This timely study reviews the changing position of women in the labor market an din professional and managerial work. It examines the obstacles to women’s career development and the action taken to … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: Linda Wirth | Subject: Women in Business
Content: Book | Authors: Margaret Corcoran, Roger E. Axtell, Tami Briggs | Subjects: International, Women in Business
Content: Book | Author: Jane R. Plitt | Subject: Women in Business