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

AUTHOR Dempsey, Rachel
PUBLISHER New York University Press (01/17/2014)
PRODUCT TYPE Hardcover (Hardcover)

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Up-beat, pragmatic, and chock full of advice, What Works for Women at Work is an indispensable guide for working women.

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.

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ISBN-13: 9781479835454
ISBN-10: 1479835455
Binding: Hardback or Cased Book (Sewn)
Content Language: English
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Page Count: 394
Carton Quantity: 16
Product Dimensions: 6.43 x 1.21 x 9.19 inches
Weight: 1.46 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Bibliography, Index, Dust Cover
Country of Origin: US
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BISAC Categories
Business & Economics | Women in Business
Business & Economics | Personal Success
Business & Economics | Workplace Culture
Dewey Decimal: 650.130
Library of Congress Control Number: 2013029819
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Up-beat, pragmatic, and chock full of advice, What Works for Women at Work is an indispensable guide for working women.

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.

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Author: Dempsey, Rachel
Rachel Dempsey is a writer and student at Yale University s School of Law. Her work has appeared online in publications such as The Huffington Post and Psychology Today, among others.
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Foreword by: Slaughter, Anne-Marie
Anne-Marie Slaughter is the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. From 2009 2011 she served as Director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State, the first woman to hold that position.
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