Book Women lead : career perspectives from workplace leaders / edited by Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, Courtney L. Vien, Caroline Molina-Ray.
Associated Name: Wilen-Daugenti, Tracey.
Associated Name: Vien, Courtney L.
Associated Name: Molina-Ray, Caroline.
Publication year: c2013.
Call Number HD6054.3 .W664 2013
Media class: Book
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433121166 1433121166 9781433121159 1433121158
Extent: x, 258 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
"Women are taking the lead in today's workforce. They hold half of America's jobs, 51% of supervisory and managerial positions, and nearly 60% of all college degrees. A woman starts a business in the U.S. every 60 seconds. Without women, the U.S. economy would be 25% smaller than it is today. Women Lead is an in-depth examination of women's role in today's workplace. Drawing on interviews with nearly 200 women leaders, and survey responses from more than 3000 male and female managers, the book explains 21st century career trends and provides practical advice to help women excel in the new world of work. Readers will discover facts, figures, and real-life stories about leadership, education, and career planning, and learn how women are using negotiation, networking, and other collaborative practices to lead their organizations into the future"--Publisher description.
Foreword / Gail M. Romero -- Introduction : navigating a changing workforce in the woman's century -- The future of work. Why women will thrive in tomorrow's complex, connected, and decentralized workplace -- Women lead. How women are making companies more profitable, innovative, and equitable -- Women in the workforce. Opportunities for women in the new economy -- Forging their own paths. Self-employed women, small-business owners, and entrepreneurs -- Education and skills. A woman's toolkit for the future -- Technology. How being tech savvy can give women an edge -- Negotiation. The woman's advantage -- The labyrinth of life. How women are reshaping work, family life, and retirement -- The road map to success. (Has many twists and turns) : planning your career and leaving room for serendipity -- Mentoring and networking. Make your connections work for you -- Women to women. Life lessons from mothers and daughters -- Conclusion. Leadership in the 21st century -- Leadership survey methodology and questions -- Women quoted in this book.