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.

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.
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

From the authors of Women Don't Ask, the groundbreaking book that revealed just how much women lose when they avoid negotiation, here is the action plan that women all over the country requested--a guide to negotiating anything effectively using strategies that feel comfortable to you as a woman.

Whether it's a raise, that overdue promotion, an exciting new assignment, or even extra help around the house, this four-phase program, backed by years of research and practical success, will show you how to recognize how much more you really deserve, maximize your bargaining power, develop the best strategy for your situation, and manage the reactions and emotions that may arise--on both sides. Guided step-by-step, you'll learn how to draw on your special strengths to reach agreements that benefit everyone involved. This collaborative, problem-solving approach will propel you to new places both professionally and personally--and open doors you thought were closed.
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

New York Times Bestseller

Following the success of Lean In and Why Women Should Rule the World, the authors of the bestselling Womenomics provide an informative and practical guide to understanding the importance of confidence--and learning how to achieve it--for women of all ages and at all stages of their career.

Working women today are better educated and more well qualified than ever before. Yet men still predominate in the corporate world. In The Confidence Code, Claire Shipman and Katty Kay argue that the key reason is confidence.

Combining cutting-edge research in genetics, gender, behavior, and cognition--with examples from their own lives and those of other successful women in politics, media, and business--Kay and Shipman go beyond admonishing women to lean in.Instead, they offer the inspiration and practical advice women need to close the gap and achieve the careers they want and deserve.

Down to Business: The First 10 Steps to Entrepreneurship for Women
Down to Business
The First 10 Steps to Entrepreneurship for Women
Paperback      ISBN: 1583333541
A bulletproof, step-by-step plan for turning your business brainstorm into a money-making reality

At age fifty-two, after years of working her way up the corporate ladder, Clara Villarosa found herself out of a job. But she didn't let that get her down. Instead, she put her gifts to the test and started her own business, which became one of the country's best-known independent specialty bookstores-The Hue- Man Bookstore. Now, twenty years and two successful stores later, Clara is a highly sought-after business coach and expert in the industry.

Down to Business expands on Villarosa's proven First 10 Steps to Entrepreneurship for Women to offer women everywhere a targeted plan to help them launch the small business of their dreams. This book includes advice on:

?How to develop realistic business ideas by researching the industry

?Analyzing a competitor's marketing approach and attracting your ideal customer

? Accumulating the start-up funds you need, from recruiting investors to using loans wisely

?Scouting the ideal location

? Creating a sound business plan-and beyond-with a simple, step-by-step strategy

Packed with stories of businesswomen at all stages of the game-from a beer connoisseur-turned-brewer to an avid reader-turned-literary agent-Villarosa brings together inspiring, real-life stories with her award-winning business savvy. Encouraging and empowering, Down to Business will get you motivated to dust off your dream and get your plan into action.

Feminist Fight Club: A Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace
Feminist Fight Club
A Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace
Paperback      ISBN: 0062689037

A Wall Street Journal Bestseller Named a best book of 2016 by: Chicago Tribune, Refinery 29, Forbes, Bust, CEO Reads.

It was a fight club--but without the fighting or the men. Every month, women would gather in a New York apartment to share sexist-job frustrations and trade strategies for how to tackle them. For years, these meetings were kept secret. But the time has come to talk about the club.

In Feminist Fight Club, acclaimed journalist Jessica Bennett blends the personal story of her real-life fight club with a studied assessment of the gender gap that continues to plague the American workplace. With equal measures wit and rigor, Bennett provides the tactical strategies--and the camaraderie--every woman needs to fight back, as well as tools for the men who support the cause.

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.
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

Who's pulling for you? Who's got your back? Who's putting your hat in the ring? Odds are this person is not a mentor but a sponsor. Mentors can build your self-esteem and provide a sounding board--but they're not your ticket to the top.

If you're interested in fast-tracking your career, what you need is a sponsor--a senior-level champion who believes in your potential and is willing to advocate for you as you pursue that next raise or promotion.

In this powerful yet practical book, economist and thought leader Sylvia Ann Hewlett--author of ten critically acclaimed books, including the groundbreaking Off-Ramps and On-Ramps--shows why sponsors are your proven link to success. Mixing solid data with vivid real-life narratives, Hewlett reveals the "two-way street" that makes sponsorship such a strong and mutually beneficial alliance. The seven-step map at the heart of this book allows you to chart your course toward your greatest goals.

Whether you're looking to lead a company or drive a community campaign, Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor will help you forge the relationships that truly have the power to deliver you to your destination.
Grow Your Value: Living and Working to Your Full Potential
Grow Your Value
Living and Working to Your Full Potential
Hardcover      ISBN: 1602862680
A woman who wants to be successful must make sacrifices, but how can she determine which ones she'll be happy with five, ten, twenty years from now?

Mika Brzezinski, Morning Joe co-host and New York Times best-selling author of Knowing Your Value, has built a career on inspiring women to assess and then obtain their true value in the workplace. In her books and in her conferences, Mika gives women the tools necessary to advocate for themselves and their financial futures. But that is only the first step; once you know your value, you need to grow it -- both professionally and personally.

Drawing on deeply revealing conversations with powerful and dynamic women, input from researchers and relationship experts, and her own wealth of experience, Mika helps women pinpoint their individual definition of success. She advises her readers to define the "professional value" that encompasses their worth in the workplace, and the "inner value" made up of their core beliefs and goals.

Women can stop feeling overwhelmed, overscheduled, frantic, and forever guilty -- but only if they choose their objectives confidently and unapologetically, and focus their efforts accordingly. Mika encourages women to stop seeking the unobtainable "work-life balance," and instead pursue a life of honesty and authenticity, where career and home life combine rather than collide.
How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life
How Remarkable Women Lead
The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life
Paperback      ISBN: 030746170x

The Remarkable discoveries about what drives and sustains successful women leaders.

Based on five years of proprietary research, How Remarkable Women Lead speaks to you as no other book has, with its hopeful outlook and unique ideas about success. It's the new right stuff of leadership, raising provocative issues such as whether feminine leadership traits (for women and men) are better suited for our fast-changing, hyper-competitive, and increasingly complex world.

The authors, McKinsey & Company consultants Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston, establish the links between joy, happiness, and distinctive performance with the groundbreaking model of Centered Leadership.

The book's personal stories and related insights show you the magic that happens when you put the five elements of Centered Leadership-meaning, framing, connecting, engaging, and energizing-to work. They include:

- How Alondra de la Parra built on her strengths and passions to infuse her life with meaning and make her way in the male-dominated world of orchestra conducting
- How Andrea Jung, the CEO of Avon, avoided a downward spiral when the company turned down by firing herself on Friday and re-emerging on Monday as the new turnaround CEO
- How Ruth Porat's sponsors at Morgan Stanley not only helped her grow but were also her ballast for coping with difficult personal and professional times
-How Eileen Naughton recovered after losing her dream job, landing on her feet at Google and open to a new leadership opportunity
- How Julie Coates of Woolworth's Australia makes energy key to her professional success, with reserves for her second shift as wife and mother

How Remarkable Women Lead is both profoundly moving and actionable. Woman or man, you'll find yourself in its pages and emerge with a practical plan for breaking through at both work and in life.
How to Give Financial Advice to Women: Attracting and Retaining High-Net Worth Female Clients
How to Give Financial Advice to Women
Attracting and Retaining High-Net Worth Female Clients
Hardcover      ISBN: 0071798978

YOUR ONE-STOP HANDBOOK FOR CONNECTING WITH AFFLUENT FEMALE INVESTORS

"How to Give Financial Advice to Women is full of specific and useful suggestions to help financial advisors serve female clients more effectively. A great addition to any financial planner's professional bookshelf." -- Rick Kahler, CFP, coauthor of Conscious Finance and The Financial Wisdom of Ebenezer Scrooge

"Finally a comprehensive answer to Freud's famous question, 'What do women really want?'--at least when it comes to financial advice. . . . A must-read manual for financial advisors on how to work authentically and appreciatively with women." -- Eleanor Blayney, CFP, President, Directions for Women, CFP Board Consumer Advocate

"How to Give Financial Advice to Women arrives perfectly timed for advisors seeking guidance with the changing landscape of modern financial management. Addressing the dramatic rise of women in business, investing, and wealth, Kathleen Kingsbury clearly articulates how advisors can and need to understand the perspectives of female clients. Every advisor should read this book and learn these skills." -- Jim Grubman, PhD, FamilyWealth Consulting

About the Book:

During the next several decades, women will inherit approximately $28.7 trillion in assets and will need good financial guidance to manage their increasing wealth. The problem is that two-thirds of women don't trust financial advisors. Even if you are the best at what you do, a female client will pass you over if you can't effectively communicate and establish a trusting relationship with her. How to Give Financial Advice to Women is your one-stop handbook for connecting with affluent female investors.

Written by a wealth psychology expert with over 20 years of experience coaching women, this practical book helps you understand the wants and needs of affluent female clients and shows you how to appeal to this group of loyal investors. First, it breaks down the psychological fundamentals of women and wealth, and then it outlines the skill set you need to effectively communicate and advise affluent women. With the help of concrete action steps, in no time at all you will:

  • Refine your advising style to appeal to women
  • Be sensitive to the realities of affluent women's lives
  • Meet the unique needs of women in a variety of life transitions
  • Connect with women both as individuals and as part of couples
  • Build trust, actively listen, and foster financial confidence
  • Help women prepare their children to receive wealth

Whether you are a male or female advisor, How to Give Financial Advice to Women shows you how the industry has historically made women feel misunderstood and undervalued and gives you everything you need to buck the trend and capitalize on being female friendly. This complete guide even comes with valuable marketing dos and don'ts to ensure you attract the right clients in the most cost-effective way.

How to Give Financial Advice to Women tells you what every wealthy woman wants her financial advisor to know.