Encyclopedia of American women in business : from colonial times to the present / Carol H. Krisman.

By: Krismann, CarolMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005Description: 2 v. (692 p.) ; 26 cmISBN: 0313327572 (set); 9780313327575 (set); 0313333831 (vol. 1 : alk. paper); 9780313333835 (vol. 1 : alk. paper); 9780313333842 (v. 2 : alk. paper); 031333384X (v. 2 : alk. paper)Subject(s): Businesswomen -- United States -- History -- Encyclopedias | Businesswomen -- United States -- Biography -- Dictionaries | Women executives -- United States -- History -- Encyclopedias | Women executives -- United States -- Biography -- Dictionaries | Entrepreneurship -- United States -- History -- EncyclopediasAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Encyclopedia of American women in business.DDC classification: 338.092/2 LOC classification: HD6054.4.U6 | K753 2004
Contents:
v. 1. A-L -- v. 2. M-Z.
Summary: Entries discuss the lives and careers of businesswomen and cite works for further reading. This set also includes roughly 100 interspersed entries on topics central to American businesswomen, including career planning, childcare, diversity, education, the finance industry, flexible work arrangements, golf and real estate.--from back cover.
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Vol. 2 includes bibliographical references (p. [607]-658) and index.

v. 1. A-L -- v. 2. M-Z.

Entries discuss the lives and careers of businesswomen and cite works for further reading. This set also includes roughly 100 interspersed entries on topics central to American businesswomen, including career planning, childcare, diversity, education, the finance industry, flexible work arrangements, golf and real estate.--from back cover.

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Library Journal Review

Krismann (head, William M. White Business Lib., Univ. of Colorado, Boulder; Quality Control in Business and Industry: A Bibliography) here presents the stories of 327 businesswomen who have succeeded as entrepreneurs, executives, or business owners in profit-making enterprises from Colonial times to present day. The book covers the lives of the very famous, including Martha Stewart, Lucille Ball, Ruth Handler (creator of the Barbie doll), Oprah Winfrey, Estee Lauder, Hetty Green, Katharine Graham, and Marjorie Merriweather Post, and the not-so-famous, including Rebecca Pennock Lukens (1794-1854), the first woman ironmaster in the United States. In addition to the biographies, the book contains entries for work-related issues like old-boys network, office romance, and diversity as well as profiles of agencies related to business women, including Catalyst and the Center for Women's Business. There is also an extensive bibliography, a chronology of the history of women in business from 1607 to 2004, and appendixes listing women by ethnic/cultural heritage, historical period, and profession. Bottom Line This excellent reference book is wonderfully readable and should encourage readers to conduct further research of the women profiled. Highly recommended for both public and academic libraries.-Lucy Heckman, St. John's Univ. Lib., Jamaica, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

Krismann's work consists of 426 well-written entries, including biographies for 327 American businesswomen and entries that describe issues and concerns--e.g., business travel, child care, and the old boys network--that women face. Each entry supplies a bibliography, and there are helpful see references throughout. Besides a comprehensive index and bibliography, the set includes a chronology of important events in American history, with a particular focus on American businesswomen, 1607 to the present. Six appropriate appendixes identify "Fortune Magazine's 50 Most Powerful Women in American Business, 1998-2003," "Working Woman's Top Thirty Woman Business Owners, 1997-2001," "Businesswomen by Ethnic/Cultural Heritage," "Businesswomen by Historical Period," "Businesswomen by Profession," and "Women in Junior Achievement's Global Business Hall of Fame." The chronology and appendixes strengthen the usefulness of the publication. Its focus makes this work unique, its only direct rival being Historical Encyclopedia of American Women Entrepreneurs: 1776 to the Present, ed. by Jeannette M. Oppedisano (2000). Both titles offer distinct content, style, and focus. Krismann's larger encyclopedia focuses on women in profit-making enterprises, whereas Oppedisano's includes women in both profit and nonprofit organizations. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Public and academic libraries. S. E. Marcin Fairfield University

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CAROL H. KRISMANN is head of the William M. White Business Library at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the author of Quality Control in Business and Industry: A Bibliography (1990), and her work has appeared in such journals as College & Research Libraries and Journal of Academic Librarianship .

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