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What Works for Women at Work by Joan C. Williams

What Works for Women at Work

Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know

by Joan C. Williams

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An essential resource for any working woman, What Works for Women at Work is a comprehensive and insightful guide for mastering office politics as a woman. Authored by Joan C. Williams, one of the nation's most-cited experts on women and work, and her daughter, writer Rachel Dempsey, this unique audiobook offers a multigenerational perspective into the realities of today's workplace.

Often women receive messages that they have only themselves to blame for failing to get ahead: Negotiate more! Stop being such a wimp! Stop being such a witch! What Works for Women at Work tells women it's not their fault. The simple fact is that office politics often benefits men over women. Based on interviews with 127 successful working women, more than half of them women of color, What Works for Women at Work presents a toolkit for getting ahead in today's workplace. Distilling more than 35 years of research, Williams and Dempsey offer four crisp patterns that affect working women: Prove It Again!, the Tightrope, the Maternal Wall, and the Tug of War. Each represents different challenges and requires different strategies--which is why women need to be savvier than men to survive and thrive in high-powered careers.

Williams and Dempsey's analysis of working women is nuanced and in depth, going far beyond the traditional cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all approaches of most career guides for women. Throughout the book they weave real-life anecdotes from the women they interviewed along with quick kernels of advice like a "new girl action plan", ways to take care of yourself, and even comeback lines for dealing with sexual harassment and other difficult situations.

Upbeat, pragmatic, and chock full of advice, What Works for Women at Work is an indispensable guide for working women.

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  • Published: February 2015
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: W094662
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