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The Lost Leaders : How Corporate America Loses Women Leaders

By: Heppner, Rebekah.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013Description: 1 online resource (176 p.).ISBN: 9781137350701.Subject(s): Businesswomen -- United States -- Biography | Corporate culture -- United States | Sex discrimination against women -- United States | Women executives -- United States -- BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Lost Leaders : How Corporate America Loses Women LeadersDDC classification: 658.4092082 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. Summary: The Lost Leaders presents the personal stories of women who achieved success in corporate leadership, but have chosen to abandon their careers, providing a fascinating glimpse of the culture that exists in the contemporary corporation.
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The Lost Leaders presents the personal stories of women who achieved success in corporate leadership, but have chosen to abandon their careers, providing a fascinating glimpse of the culture that exists in the contemporary corporation.

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A nonprofit consultant, Heppner contributes to gender literature by presenting ten stories of women who had successful business careers in corporations but left them because they disliked the prevailing organizational (male) cultures. Much has been written about women leaders; rarely does one hear them speak. Grounded firmly in academic research, these interesting stories document a history of women's careers from the 1970s to the early 21st century. They are worth preserving as history and an aid to employees who still work in male-dominated organizations. Heppner suggests that firms not recognizing the values and needs of women lose valuable employees; this hurts the organization, and may be responsible for some loss of international competitiveness. Heppner does recognize that some men also dislike the culture, but she did not publish interviews with men. All the women interviewed eventually became entrepreneurs, starting businesses that they found satisfying. Perhaps their corporate experience led them to contribute to society in a different way. Organizational changes that would attract women, such as more flexible work hours, are beginning to occur in the workplace. It is not yet clear, however, if they are changing basic organizational cultures. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above; general readers. F. Reitman emerita, Pace University

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Rebekah Heppner is one of the lost leaders. Following a successful career in business, she earned a PhD in cultural anthropology, making her uniquely qualified to contextualize the women's stories with thoughtful, informed commentary.

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