Women and Business
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. In the West, when we think of war, we imagine battle, casualties, brutality. But Sun Tzu, the man who wrote the Art of War some 2,500 years ago, was Chinese, and the Chinese think of war differently than we do in the West. In their view, war does not revolve around fighting. It is about determining the most efficient way of gaining victory with the least amount of conflict. That’s why Sun Tzu’s Art of War is particularly appropriate for women. Let’s face it, as intelligent and accomplished as we may be, there are very few of us who are comfortable with direct confrontation or situations where our triumph means someone else’s defeat. We are natural negotiators and problem solvers; most of us prefer win-win situations to those in which winner-takes-all. But there is another reason The Art of War is particularly appropriate for us. Although Sun Tzu’s book is about the application of strategies, 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.
Ask For It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want
Ask For It
How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want
Paperback      ISBN: 0553384554
The authors of Women's Don't Ask present an innovative approach to negotiation that explains how women can identify important goals, takes them step by step through the entire planning and preparation process, and offers strategic advice on the negotiation stage, with tips on managing emotions, confidence building, and an effective collaborative style. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Breakdown, Breakthrough: The Professional Woman's Guide to Claiming a Life of Passion, Power, and Purpose
Breakdown, Breakthrough
The Professional Woman's Guide to Claiming a Life of Passion, Power, and Purpose
Paperback      ISBN: 1576755592
Many women who are outwardly "successful" in their professions have awakened to the realization that their work is no longer positive, meaningful, or productive in their lives. Caprino's book sheds light on this growing epidemic of disempowerment and offers a way out.
The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-assurance--What Women Should Know
The Confidence Code
The Science and Art of Self-assurance--What Women Should Know
Hardcover      ISBN: 006223062x
Combining cutting-edge research in genetics, gender, behavior and cognition, and using real-life examples, the authors of the best-selling Womenomics offer inspiration and practical advice to help women achieve the careers they want and deserve. 75,000 first printing.
Daughters of the Declaration: How Women Social Entrepreneurs Built the American Dream
Daughters of the Declaration
How Women Social Entrepreneurs Built the American Dream
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1610390318
America’s founding fathers established an idealistic framework for a bold experiment in democratic governance. The new nation would be built on the belief that “all men are created equal, and are endowed...with a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” The challenge of turning these ideals into reality for all citizens was taken up by a set of exceptional American women. Distinguished scholar and civic leader Claire Gaudiani calls these women “social entrepreneurs,” arguing that they brought the same drive and strategic intent to their pursuit of “the greater good” that their male counterparts applied to building the nation's capital markets throughout the nineteenth century. Gaudiani tells the stories of these patriotic women, and their creation of America's unique not-for-profit, or “social profit” sector. She concludes that the idealism and optimism inherent in this work provided an important asset to the increasing prosperity of the nation from its founding to the Second World War. Social entrepreneurs have defined a system of governance “by the people,” and they remain our best hope for continued moral leadership in the world.
The Feminine Mistake: Are We Giving Up Too Much?
The Feminine Mistake
Are We Giving Up Too Much?
Paperback      ISBN: 1401309380
Poses an argument against stay-at-home motherhood that cites such vulnerabilities as dependency on one's husband and the loss of financial autonomy, explaining how stay-at-home mothers also forfeit the psychological, intellectual, and health benefits of working, in a cautionary survey that shares true stories of triumph and tragedy. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Feminist Fight Club: A Survival Manual For a Sexist Workplace
Feminist Fight Club
A Survival Manual For a Sexist Workplace
Paperback      ISBN: 0062689037
It was a fight club—but without the fighting and without the men. Every month, the women would huddle in a friend’s apartment to share sexist job frustrations and trade tips on how best to tackle them. Once upon a time, you might have called it a consciousness-raising group. But the problems of today’s working world are more subtle, less pronounced, harder to identify—and harder to prove—than those of our foremothers. These women weren’t just there to vent. They needed battle tactics. And so the Feminist Fight Club was born. In Feminist Fight Club, acclaimed journalist Jessica Bennett blends the personal stories of her real-life fight club with research, statistics, and no-bullsh*t advice for how to combat today’s sexism (and come out the other side). Part manual, part manifesto, Bennett offers a new vocabulary for the sexist archetypes women encounter every day—such as the Manterrupter, who talks over female colleagues in meetings; or the Bropropriator, who appropriates their ideas—as well as the self-sabotaging behavior women sometimes exhibit themselves. With original illustrations and fascinating historical research as well as a straightforward assessment of the gender gap that continues to plague the American workforce, Feminist Fight Club offers practical strategies, stealthy hacks, and much-needed camaraderie for women battling their way through the modern workplace.
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 no-BS 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.
Fifty Million Rising: The New Generation of Working Women Transforming the Muslim World
Fifty Million Rising
The New Generation of Working Women Transforming the Muslim World
Hardcover      ISBN: 156858590x
While the news out of the Muslim world has been focused on the threat of extremism from ISIS and Al Qaeda, a quiet but powerful shift has been taking place among women. In the last 10 years alone, nearly 50 million Muslim women have entered the workforce, arming them with more purchasing and earning power and giving them greater autonomy. Saadia Zahidi, a Senior Director at the World Economic Forum, argues that these profound changes will not only empower women; they will also revolutionize and strengthen the economies of their countries. Zahidi documents this revolution through the stories of the remarkable women who are at the forefront of this shift, from McDonald's workers in Pakistan, to middle class software technicians in Egypt, to the heads of global Saudi conglomerates. Zahidi calculates that if female labor participation rose to Western levels, the GDP of many Middle East regions would spike dramatically. The implications are enormous. As businesses learn how to integrate the new female talent pool, their business models will need to adapt to accommodate their new consumers and their new talent. New businesses are already beginning to emerge that cater to women's purchasing power, creating new opportunities for female entrepreneurs, and growing the health, education, food, beverage, and retail sectors that are critical to a diversified, stable economy. At the same time, the new economic and social power of women will force the hands of politicians and policymakers who still consider women second class citizens. Many of these women face a backlash from conservative voices and even members of their families. But because this is an economic revolution, Zahidi argues that it will endure, overcoming cultural mores and forever remaking these societies in ways that we, too, can learn from.
Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor: The New Way to Fast-Track Your Career
Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor
The New Way to Fast-Track Your Career
Paperback      ISBN: 1422187160
You need more than a mentor Traditional pathways to career progression have all but diminished. Mentors used to be the answer but in today’s world, research shows that they are not enough to help you advance. Sylvia Ann Hewlett?economist, prolific author, and originator of such prominent ideas as off-ramping and on-ramping?shows why sponsorship is the new route to success. What makes a sponsor different from a mentor is critical in terms of getting you into the role you covet and deserve. A sponsor serves as your advocate?not just doling out advice but also offering the powerful backing inside the organization to get you where you want to go. From making important introductions to senior leaders to expanding the perception of what you can offer the organization, sponsors are your personal brand advocates in the workplace and in your industry at large. They inspire, propel, and protect?to help you progress. Combining real examples with practical advice, Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor shows how to build this important professional relationship, position yourself for leadership, and effectively work with your sponsor to achieve career success.