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What Works for Women at Work

Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know
Williams, Joan (Book - 2014 )
What Works for Women at Work
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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 book offers a multi-generational 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, over half of them women of color, What Works for Women at Work presents a toolkit for getting ahead in today's workplace. Distilling over 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. Up-beat, pragmatic, and chock full of advice, What Works for Women at Work is an indispensable guide for working women. "--
Authors: Williams, Joan, 1952-
Title: What works for women at work
four patterns working women need to know
Published: New York : NYU Press, 2014.
Characteristics: xxix, 365 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Contents: Introduction: It's not (always) your fault
Spotting prove-it-again! patterns
Prove-it-again! action plan
Spotting tightrope patterns
Tightrope action plan : neither a bitch
Tightrope action plan :
nor a bimbo
Spotting maternal wall patterns
Maternal wall action plan
Spotting tug of war patterns
Tug of war action plan
The experience of gender bias differs by race
Leave or stay? : reading the tea leaves
Leave or stay : don't dismay
The science of savvy in 20 lessons
Conclusion: Jump-starting the stalled gender revolution.
Summary: "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 book offers a multi-generational 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, over half of them women of color, What Works for Women at Work presents a toolkit for getting ahead in today's workplace. Distilling over 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. Up-beat, pragmatic, and chock full of advice, What Works for Women at Work is an indispensable guide for working women. "--
Local Note: 1
Additional Contributors: Dempsey, Rachel
ISBN: 1479835455
9781479835454
Branch Call Number: 650.1308 WIL
Statement of Responsibility: Joan C. Williams, Rachel Dempsey ; [foreword by] Anne-Marie Slaughter
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Headings: Sex role in the work environment. Women Psychology. Women Employment.
Topical Term: Sex role in the work environment.
Women
Women
LCCN: 2013029819
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