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What Works for Women at Work : Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know

By: Williams, Joan C.
Contributor(s): Dempsey, Rachel.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (396 p.).ISBN: 9781479814688.Subject(s): Sex role in the work environment | Women -- Employment | Women -- PsychologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: What Works for Women at Work : Four Patterns Working Women Need to KnowDDC classification: 331.4257 | 650.1/3082 | 650.13082 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Foreword; Preface; 1. Introduction: It's Not (Always) Your Fault; PART I: Prove-It-Again!; 2. Spotting Prove-It-Again! Patterns; 3. Prove-It-Again! Action Plan; PART II: The Tightrope; 4. Spotting Tightrope Patterns; 5. Tightrope Action Plan: Neither a Bitch . . .; 6. Tightrope Action Plan: . . . Nor a Bimbo; PART III: The Maternal Wall; 7. Spotting Maternal Wall Patterns; 8. Maternal Wall Action Plan; PART IV: The Tug of War; 9. Spotting Tug of War Patterns; 10. Tug of War Action Plan; PART V: Double Jeopardy?; 11. The Experience of Gender Bias Differs
PART VI: Leave or Stay?12. Leave or Stay? Reading the Tea Leaves; 13. Leave or Stay? Don't Dismay; PART VII: 20 Lessons; 14. The Science of Savvy in 20 Lessons; 15. Conclusion: Jump-Starting the Stalled Gender Revolution; Acknowledgments; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z; About the Authors
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.
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Cover; Contents; Foreword; Preface; 1. Introduction: It's Not (Always) Your Fault; PART I: Prove-It-Again!; 2. Spotting Prove-It-Again! Patterns; 3. Prove-It-Again! Action Plan; PART II: The Tightrope; 4. Spotting Tightrope Patterns; 5. Tightrope Action Plan: Neither a Bitch . . .; 6. Tightrope Action Plan: . . . Nor a Bimbo; PART III: The Maternal Wall; 7. Spotting Maternal Wall Patterns; 8. Maternal Wall Action Plan; PART IV: The Tug of War; 9. Spotting Tug of War Patterns; 10. Tug of War Action Plan; PART V: Double Jeopardy?; 11. The Experience of Gender Bias Differs

PART VI: Leave or Stay?12. Leave or Stay? Reading the Tea Leaves; 13. Leave or Stay? Don't Dismay; PART VII: 20 Lessons; 14. The Science of Savvy in 20 Lessons; 15. Conclusion: Jump-Starting the Stalled Gender Revolution; Acknowledgments; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z; About the Authors

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.

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The number of women in professional careers is increasing. Statistics show more women than men currently attend college. According to some theorists, there are even signs that the modern economy is more welcoming to women. While these recent trends make it appear the gender gap has been conquered, the stories of women at various levels in their professional lives point to a very different reality. In this book, Williams (Univ. of California Hastings College of Law) and daughter Dempsey (Yale Univ. School of Law) present a well-researched, starkly honest appraisal of current realities for women in professional careers. Blending personal research with current studies on gender issues, the authors present four patterns that Williams, in her work at The Center for WorkLife Law, discovered over years of listening to young and mature women as they navigated their professional careers. Drawn from interviews with over 125 women of various ages and racial makeup from a variety of professional fields, the book provides both a critical analysis of the salient issues professional women face and realistic options for achieving work-life balance. As in real life, there is no magic bullet in this text. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above; general readers. T. M. Mckenzie Gonzaga University

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