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Women in Leadership-- December 2013 book display

Books and guides on how men and women can work together better. Click on cover to access our catalog and to place a hold. Or come by and pick them off the shelf!

On March 16, 1970, the day Newsweek published a cover story on the fledgling feminist movement, forty-six Newsweek women charged the magazine with discrimination in hiring and promotion. It was the first female class action lawsuit, and it inspired other women in the media to follow suit..

Noted British academic and journalist Alison Wolf offers a surprising and thoughtful study of the professional elite, and examines the causes--and limits--of women's rise and the consequences of their difficult choices....

The war for talent is heating up in emerging markets. Without enough "brain power," multinationals can't succeed in these markets. Yet they're approaching the war in the wrong way: bringing in expats and engaging in bidding wars for hotshot local "male" managers. The solution is hiding in plain sight: the millions of highly educated women surging into the labor markets of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and the United Arab Emirates.....

More women are starting successful businesses than ever before. But what makes women leaders different? And how can others learn to capitalize on their strengths? Through interviews with hundreds of women entrepreneurs, Margaret Heffernan discovered that women are more values-oriented, more flexible, and less ego-driven than their male counterparts....

50 African American and Latina women are included in this book. All are extraordinary and excel in everything from medicine and law to industry and education, from communication and technology to entertainment, science, and the non-profit arena...inspiring role models for girls and young women. Each woman is presented with: a short biography, an early-life portrait presenting each role model as a girl or teenager, and a recent full-page portrait as an adult.

A leading gender studies authority draws on extensive interviews to challenge popular conceptions and identify biological factors behind how and why men and women think and act as they do in the workplace.

A guide for women trying to move ahead in the business world explains why women need to renounce such traditionally feminine qualities as being nice, being a team player, and having a balanced life in favor of openly pursuing their ambitions.

Outlines practical tips for women on how to tap personal leadership strengths in the workplace and at home, explaining how to develop management skills with ease and confidence while overcoming sabotaging behaviors from childhood.

Drawn from almost two decades of the Feminist Formations journal, the essays in this book critically examine assumptions about access and the ways in which women affect and are affected by work in three major spheres: economic, social, and political.

How feminine values can solve our toughest problems and build a more prosperous future Among 64,000 people surveyed in thirteen nations, two thirds feel the world would be a better place if men thought more like women. This marks a global trend away from the winner-takes-all, masculine approach to getting things done.

Susan Spencer's one-of-a-kind background has given her a fresh perspective on women in business. Her exciting saga and energizing guide roots for you to succeed and urges you to tackle business issues and situations by relying on your innate talents explained as twelve "Briefcase Essentials."

Examines the impact that a leave to care for children or elderly parents has on the career of professional women and proposes strategies that companies can undertake to retain and reintegrate talented female employees.

Formidable ladies across professions are convening at unprecedented rates, forming salons, dinner groups, and networking circles--and collaborating to achieve clout and success. A new girls' network is alive and set to hyperdrive. "Stiletto Network" is about those groups.

Women are constantly being told that it's simply too difficult to balance work and family, so if they don't really "have to" work, it's better for their families if they stay home. Not only is this untrue, Leslie Bennetts says, but the arguments in favor of stay-at-home motherhood fail to consider the surprising benefits of work and the unexpected toll of giving it up....

Shipman and Kay don't waste time on what women can't do or can't have. Instead, they show women how to chart an empowering, exhilarating course to a richer life. Inspiring, practical, and persuasive, Womenomics offers a groundbreaking blueprint for changing the way you live and work--with advice, guidance, and fact-based support that proves you don't have to do it all to have it all.