What works for women at work : four patterns working women need to know / Joan C. Williams and Rachel Dempsey ; foreword by Anne-Marie Slaughter.
Contributor(s): Dempsey, Rachel [author.] | Slaughter, Anne-Marie [writer of added text.].Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: New York : New York University Press, Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 365 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781479814688; 1479814687.Subject(s): Women -- Employment | Women -- Psychology | Sex role in the work environmentAdditional physical formats: Print version:: What works for women at workDDC classification: 650.1/3082 Other classification: SOC026000 | SOC028000 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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"A New Girls' Network Book."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-347) and index.
Online resource; title from digital title page (EBL platform, viewed May 19, 2014).
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. "-- Provided by publisher.