Women With Attitude

Author: John Bank
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134445237
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This book answers all the questions you’ve ever wanted to ask top-ranking women directors: How did they make it to the top? What do they think of their success? How does it affect their lives? It brings individual stories of accomplishment together with expert research into the emergence of women entrepreneurs, aspects of leadership, and the politics of breaking into the boardroom. Here, nineteen top-achieving businesswomen tell the stories of their career success. A groundbreaking study of women in management, entrepreneurship and the politics of leadership, it includes interviews with Barbara Cassani of Go Fly airlines, Camelot's Dianne Thompson, Pearson's Dame Majorie Scardino and Anita Roddick of The Body Shop. All winners of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year Award, their diverse lives have been brought together here for the first time. A fascinating insight into the minds and lives of some of the world's top businesswomen, this is a must-read for those seeking inspiration and advice.

Handbook On Women In Business And Management

Author: D. Bilimoria
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1847204139
Size: 39.74 MB
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This very impressive Handbook takes established research topics about women in management and treats them in fresh and novel ways. The chapters are intellectually interesting, sound, and provocative, and meet the editors aspiration to stimulate high quality research on women s experiences in work organizations. I recommend it highly. Jean M. Bartunek, Boston College, US This comprehensive Handbook presents specially commissioned original essays on the societal roles and contexts facing women in business and management, the specific career and work life issues of women in these fields, organizational processes affecting women, and the role of women as leaders in business and management. The essays shed light on the extant structures and practices of society and organizations that constrain or facilitate women s representation, treatment, quality of life, and success. Despite decades of ongoing inquiry and increasing interest, research on women in business and management remains a specialized field without mainstream acceptance within business and management disciplines. The Handbook presents the current state of knowledge about women in business and management and specifies the directions for future research likely to be most constructive for advancing the representation, treatment, quality of life, and success of women who work in these fields. It provides the foundations for improved societal and organizational structures, policies, and relational practices affecting all in business and management. Thus, by enhancing the knowledge base that improves the work and life situations of women, it suggests ways to elevate the societal and organizational systems for all. The Handbook will be an essential reference source for recent advances in research and theory, informing both scholars of organization studies, gender, diversity, and feminism; human resource specialists; and educators of and consultants to business organizations and management.

Supporting Women S Career Advancement

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Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1845448960
Size: 13.32 MB
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An e-book that addresses some of the issues still facing women in the development and advancement of their managerial careers. Inspite of women's parity in higher education and initial success in achieving work experiences they still fall behind in numbers when it comes to senior executive jobs. Three of the papers explore the barriers that still exist and another two look at how women do succeed in advancement. The last paper looks at how women use role models. Together these papers provide a balanced picture of the barriers still facing women managers and the enablers which are helping women.

Advancing Women S Careers

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Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1845441451
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This collection examines the various challenges women face in advancing their careers. In the mid 1980s, the phrase "glass ceiling" was coined and has since become an established part of our vocabulary. The glass ceiling refers to an invisible but impermeable barrier that limits the career advancement of women.

Through The Labyrinth

Author: Alice H. Eagly
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1633690237
Size: 20.90 MB
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Despite real progress, women remain rare enough in elite positions of power that their presence still evokes a sense of wonder. In Through the Labyrinth, Alice Eagly and Linda Carli examine why women's paths to power remain difficult to traverse. First, Eagly and Carli prove that the glass ceiling is no longer a useful metaphor and offer seven reasons why. They propose the labyrinth as a better image and explain how to navigate through it. This important and practical book addresses such critical questions as: How far have women actually come as leaders? Do stereotypes and prejudices still limit women's opportunities? Do people resist women's leadership more than men's? And, do organisations create obstacles to women who would be leaders?This book's rich analysis is founded on scientific research from psychology, economics, sociology, political science, and management. The authors ground their conclusions in that research and invoke a wealth of engaging anecdotes and personal accounts to illustrate the practical principles that emerge. With excellent leadership in short supply, no group, organisation, or nation can afford to restrict women's access to leadership roles. This book evaluates whether such restrictions are present and, when they are, what we can do to eliminate them.

Seven Disciplines Of A Leader

Author: Jeff Wolf
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119004098
Size: 65.63 MB
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Recognize, develop, and embody great leadership Seven Disciplines of A Leader is a comprehensive manual for building better leaders. Author and executive coach Jeff Wolf is a respected authority on leadership, and his strategies and inspiration have fostered dramatic growth in some of the nation's top companies. In this book, he shares the secrets of great leadership to help readers align professional development and exemplify these traits themselves. Each of the Disciplines is valuable on its own, but together they add up to more than a sum of their parts, and work synergistically to propel leaders to higher and higher effectiveness and companies to better and better business. From initiative, to planning, to community service, readers will gain deep insight into what separates the good from the great, and how organizations can nurture these qualities in their employees with leadership potential. A good leader gets results, but a great leader inspires every single member of the team to reach their utmost potential every single time. A great leader makes everyone shine, and provides the vision, the tools, and the support people need to do their very best work. This book describes how it's done, and how greatness can be learned. Discover the traits that make leaders great Align leadership development training to maximize potential Foster the right attitudes and behaviors for better outcomes Build a culture of sustainable success that permeates the organization Individual achievement is great, but fostering a culture of achievement sends business into the future on an upward trajectory. It's more than just a single inspired employee; it's about recognizing the signs of potential leadership and nurturing them to fruition throughout the organization. Seven Disciplines of A Leader is the field guide to great leadership.

Lessons On Profiting From Diversity

Author: G. Moss
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230355056
Size: 58.64 MB
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Shows the strong business case for diversity and the deleterious effects of not allowing diversity to take root in organizations by providing a fascinating insight into the case for gender diversity in the professional services, marketing and digital arenas, and the way in which a diversity mindset can be fostered in organizations.

I Can Finish College

Author: Marcia Y. Cantarella
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402272766
Size: 80.80 MB
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Your all–in–one guide to navigating college left and setting yourself up for success! "Marcia Cantarella's advice is not only concrete and practical, it covers situations that may overwhelm and derail students as they attempt to navigate the path to graduation." —Patty Machir, Executive Director, Futures and Options "I am excited about the students who will have the honor and pleasure to read this book. It's like something picked right out of my brain. This is incredible!" —Endri Horanalli, Hunter College Graduate College is a time of both great opportunities and great challenges. Regardless of your background, obstacles and adversity are sure to come your way. The key is knowing how to respond, how to navigate the system, and not letting anything get in the way of you reaching your ultimate goal. Wherever you're at in your educational journey, this book has the answers to your most difficult questions—and will answer the most important questions you need to know (and didn't know you had!). Whether you are the first in your family to attend college or come from a long line of graduates, are attending college right after high school or are going back to school later in life while balancing a career, I Can Finish College will take you through all central experiences, mysteries, and relationships that you'll encounter leading up to graduation and beyond.