Employment of Women
The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom's Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby
The Fifth Trimester
The Working Mom's Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385541414
The Fifth Trimester is your new best friend: a brilliant, tells-it-like-it-is guide that helps moms cope with the demands of the real world after the baby arrives

The first three trimesters (and the fourth--those blurry newborn days) are for the baby, but the Fifth Trimester is when the working mom is born. No matter what the job or how you define work, you're going to have a lot of questions. When will I go back? How should I manage that initial "I want to quit" attack? Flex-time or full-time? How can I achieve 50/50 at home with my partner? What's the best option for childcare? Is it possible to look like I slept for eight hours instead of three? And . . . why is there never a convenient space to pump?
Whether you're in the final stages of pregnancy or hitting the panic button on your last day of leave, The Fifth Trimester is your one-stop shop for the honest, funny, and comforting tips, to-do lists, and take-charge strategies you'll need to embrace your new identity as a working parent and set yourself up for success.
Based on interviews with 700+ candidly speaking moms in wildly varied fields and incredible expert advice, The Fifth Trimester tackles every personal and professional detail with the wit, warmth, and inspiration you need to win when you head back to work.
Like What to Expect When You're Expecting and The Happiest Baby on the Block, this is an indispensable guide every new mom needs on her shelf.
Ale, Beer and Brewsters in England: Women's Work in a Changing World, 1300-1600
Ale, Beer and Brewsters in England
Women's Work in a Changing World, 1300-1600
Hardcover      ISBN: 0195073908

Women brewed and sold most of the ale consumed in medieval England, but after 1350, men slowly took over the trade. By 1600, most brewers in London were male, and men also dominated the trade in many towns and villages. This book asks how, when, and why brewing ceased to be women's work and instead became a job for men. Employing a wide variety of sources and methods, Bennett vividly describes how brewsters (that is, female brewers) gradually left the trade. She also offers a compelling account of the endurance of patriarchy during this time of dramatic change.

Ale, Beer, and Brewsters in England: Women's Work in a Changing World, 1300-1600
Ale, Beer, and Brewsters in England
Women's Work in a Changing World, 1300-1600
Paperback      ISBN: 0195126505

Women brewed and sold most of the ale consumed in medieval England, but after 1350, men slowly took over the trade. By 1600, most brewers in London were male, and men also dominated the trade in many towns and villages. This book asks how, when, and why brewing ceased to be women's work and instead became a job for men. Employing a wide variety of sources and methods, Bennett vividly describes how brewsters (that is, female brewers) gradually left the trade. She also offers a compelling account of the endurance of patriarchy during this time of dramatic change.

Alice Henry: The Power of Pen and Voice: The Life of an Australian-American Labor Reformer
Alice Henry: The Power of Pen and Voice
The Life of an Australian-American Labor Reformer
Paperback      ISBN: 0521523249

In this, the first biography of Alice Henry (1857-1943), Diane Kirkby presents us with an intelligent, formidable woman of great energy who was a pioneer in both the Australian and American labor movements early in this century and a feminist who fought for the rights of millions of women in both countries. Alice Henry The Power of Pen and Voice is sympathetically written and it is clear that in the course of the author's meticulous research she has developed great warmth for her subject and the friends who were central to her life, women such as the Australian writer Stella Miles Franklin, author of My Brilliant Career, who supported Alice Henry throughout her difficult old age. While empathizing with Alice Henry, readers can increase their understanding of a critical period in history, when progressive networks were far more international than might be expected and women played a central role in the creation of the welfare state.

Ambition in Black + White: The Feminist Narrative Revised
Ambition in Black + White
The Feminist Narrative Revised
Paperback      ISBN: 1942600798

What do women want? Black women and white aspire to excel, empower others, and earn well in their careers, but confront different hurdles in pursuit of these goals, as they have started the race from different gates. Progress for all women, we posit, depends on first recognizing their differences. In this book we show how history accounts for both the invisibility that keeps black women from attaining power as well as the ambivalence that constrains white women from pursuing it--offering strategies to help every woman fulfill her ambitions.

The American Woman, 2003-2004: Daughters of a Revolution: Young Women Today
The American Woman, 2003-2004: Daughters of a Revolution
Young Women Today
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0312295499

The much-anticipated ninth edition of The American Woman, from the acclaimed series by the Womens Research and Education Institute.

The Art of War for Women: Sun Tzu's Ultimate Guide to Winning Without Confrontation
The Art of War for Women
Sun Tzu's Ultimate Guide to Winning Without Confrontation
Paperback      ISBN: 0385518439
Forget everything you think you know about strength, strategy and success. This brilliant adaptation of the ancient masterpiece The Art of War shows women how to use Sun Tzu's philosophy to win in every aspect of life.

Would you like to transform your weaknesses into strengths? Succeed at work without compromising your ethics? Integrate your style and personal philosophy into every action you take? If so, this book is for you. In The Art of War for Women, bestselling author Chin-Ning Chu brings the eternal wisdom of philosopher-general Sun Tzu to women looking to gain a better understanding of who they are--and, more importantly, who they want to be.

Although Sun Tzu's book is about the application of strategies and determining the most efficient way of gaining victory with the least amount of conflict, every one of those strategies begins with having a deep understanding of the people and the world around us. They also require us to understand ourselves--our strengths and weaknesses, our goals and fears. In other words, the aim is not to apply a series of rules coldly and dispassionately, but rather to integrate ourselves and our unique talents into the strategies we will employ.

This is not a feel-good book. (But you will feel good after reading it.) It is not a motivational book. (But you will be motivated to achieve what you want, once you are done.) Ultimately, its purpose it to provide women with the strategies we all need to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of our goals and dreams.

Sun Tzu's Art of War is the most influential book on strategy ever published, selling tens of millions of copies worldwide in several editions. Written by one of today's foremost authorities on Sun Tzu, The Art of War for Women is sure to become a classic in its own right.
As Minority Becomes Majority: Federal Reaction to the Phenomenon of Women in the Work Force, 1920-1963
As Minority Becomes Majority
Federal Reaction to the Phenomenon of Women in the Work Force, 1920-1963
Hardcover      ISBN: 0313237506
Assessing women's economic contributions to development (PHD 6)
Assessing women's economic contributions to development (PHD 6)
Paperback      ISBN: 9221067963

World Employment Programme Background papers for training in population, human resources and development planning. Paper No. 6. The main objective of the Programme is to help Member States incorporate demographic elements into employment-related policies and, more broadly, to facilitate the integration of population and human resources development issues into national development planning. The present paper addresses the issues of assessing women's contribution to economic development.

At the Very Least She Pays the Rent: Women and German Industrialization, 1871-1914
At the Very Least She Pays the Rent
Women and German Industrialization, 1871-1914
Hardcover      ISBN: 0313244871

During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, German cultural attitudes of paternalism and partriarchy heavily influenced the entrance of women into the labor force. To make German working women visible in their nation's economic and social history, Franzoi examines the relationship between female labor and the production process. This book focuses on women at the intersection of work and family and discusses their work choices during a time of rapid economic development.