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161. Women Seen and Heard: Lessons Learned from Successful Speakers
by Lois, Ph.D. Phillips, Anita Perez Ferguson, Lois Phillips
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Asin: 096733005X
Catlog: Book (2003-10)
Publisher: Luz Pubications
Sales Rank: 323721
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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In Women Seen and Heard, experienced public speakers share their wisdom on how to get ready for and deliver dynamic presentations, whether to co-workers or managers, small groups and formal audiences or at community and political events. This indispensable book covers all you need to know including how to: overcome stage fright and be yourself, shift from a subjective to a more strategic approach when planning your speech, enliven presentations with anecdotes from your culturally diverse background, build on gender differences --like women's conversational skills--at the podium, and capitalize on your life experiences to gain credibility as the voice of authority. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Very Valuable!!
I wanted to pass on to you some of the great ideas I have
personally been using from this book.
First, I have been actively learning from the women speakers I have come across. Developing my "role models" is important to me at this stage of the game.
Second , as a woman of color, I really appreciated chapter 10. The points that are touch on are so crucial. Establishing your credibility from the start -and keeping it- is so important, not only in speaking engagements but also in life.
For any woman that wants to seen and heard in her life this book is a very valuable tool!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Gaining Self-Esteem
Public speaking is a wonderful way to gain self-confidence and self-esteem. This book is a gem in that it helps women become more sure of themselves in the competitive world of men.

The book is well-written and helpful to all who wish to know how to speak clearly.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book for Young PR Professionals
Both very useful and fun to read, unlike a lot of "How-to" public speaking books. I appreciated the history mixed in, too.
I do public relations for high tech companies so I'm required to be a good communicator, but I often run into huge challenges because of the fact that I work with technologists (who are notoriously bad communicators) and 99% of whom are male and have a tendency to immediately dismiss me as a source of valuable insight because I'm young, attractive, and female. In battling past those first impressions, I've found that effective communication is 20% what you say and 80% how you say it. Although at first blush this seems to be geared only to professional public speaking, the examples in it are really good for everyday interactions as well. A great book!

5-0 out of 5 stars You Need This Book
Watching women break through the glass ceiling when I was an executive at Catalyst convinced me of the importance of effective communication skills for women's success in the workplace. Written in a winningly personal style by two seasoned pro's, Women Seen and Heard is chock-full of practical advice, insights on overcoming the stereotypes that women speakers still face, and exercises sure to yield immediate results. Whether you are new to public speaking or an old hand at the podium, you need this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Beyond Public Speaking
Here, at last, is a practical guide to enable women to assess how they present themselves not only on the podium but in almost every context of their lives. The accomplished authors are not male aversive, but very supportive of our capitalizing on our feminine perspective and it's delivery in a riveting manner that is "seen and heard". As a psychotherapist, I wish I had had this book long ago as a support to my clients who could not find or doubted their true voice on stage, in the workplace, and even in their interpersonal relationships. Bravo! and thank you Lois and Anita. ... Read more


162. Women in Public Relations: How Gender Influences Practice
by Larissa A. Grunig, Elizabeth Lance Toth, Linda Childers Hon
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Asin: 1572306262
Catlog: Book (2001-01-16)
Publisher: The Guilford Press
Sales Rank: 199371
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The last 20 years have seen an influx of women into the practice of public relations, yet gender-based disparities in pay and advancement remain a troubling reality. As the field becomes feminized, moreover, female and male practitioners alike confront the prospect of dwindling salaries and prestige. This landmark book presents a comprehensive examination of the status of women in public relations and proposes concrete ways to achieve greater parity in education and practice. The authors integrate the theoretical literature of public relations and gender with results of a major longitudinal study of women in the field, along with illuminating focus group and interview data. Topics covered include factors contributing to sex discrimination, how public relations stacks up against other professions on gender-related issues, challenges facing women managers and entrepreneurs, the experiences of ethnic minority professionals, the salary gap, the glass ceiling, and how to foster solutions on individual, organizational, and societal levels. This volume is an essential resource for public relations professionals, scholars, and educators. Students of public relations, mass communication, organizational sociology, management, and women's studies will find it an informative and accessible text.
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163. The Promotable Woman
by Norma, Ph.D. Carr-Ruffino
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Asin: 1564147762
Catlog: Book (2004-10-01)
Publisher: Career Press
Sales Rank: 386705
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The Promotable Woman presents important strategies to overcome career obstacles and stereotypes and achieve business success. It concentrates on guiding women to becoming outstanding leaders by focusing on two key areas: a woman's own image of what her role and behavior should be and the stereotypes others have about women. Specific areas of development The Promotable Woman explores include: * How your self-concept affects your leadership style. * Making constructive behavioral changes to function more effectively as a person. * How the stereotypes of others affect your leadership style. * Developing specific skills that establish your competence and deal effectively with stereotypes. By developing a personal career image and a role in business, the promotable woman will discover her appropriate level of firmness, friendliness, and assertiveness to maintain a successful and fulfilling business and personal life. ... Read more


164. Now What Do I Do?: The Woman's Guide To A New Career
by Jan Cannon
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Asin: 1931868999
Catlog: Book (2005-05-15)
Publisher: Capital Books (VA)
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For women at a turning point in their lives––learn how to get out of a dead end job, find a new career, start that dreamed-about business, move in new directions.

"An entire career can be started, developed, and completed in the active years before Social Security or retirement benefits begin," says veteran Boston career counselor Jan Cannon. In "Now What Do I Do?" she shows you a new way of looking at yourself and the many opportunities that await you.

Inside you’ll discover how to :
- Develop a clear sense of your strengths, talents, interests and mid-life goals
- Conduct research into all the career choices available to you
- Write a resume geared to each job you want
- Be a persuasive, informed interviewee, and much, much more.

Pick up your pen and dig into Jan’s workbook-like format, complete with self-assessment exercises and illustrated throughout by inspiring examples drawn from her clients. When you finish this book, you’ll know how you can make the most of the rest of your life! ... Read more


165. The Job/Family Challenge: A 9 to 5 Guide
by EllenBravo
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Asin: 0471047236
Catlog: Book (1995-04-17)
Publisher: Wiley
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Acclaim for THE JOB/FAMILY CHALLENGE

"This pathbreaking book deserves a place on every working parent's shelf—and active reading by the corporate managers who employ them. It provides helpful guidance to people dealing with today's most significant relationships and responsibilities. This is more than a handbook; it is a guide to the enlightened workplace of the future, one that puts people and families first." —Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School, author of When Giants Learn to Dance and Men and Women of the Corporation

"There is a lot of discussion today about 'family values,' but Ellen Bravo's book is a practical guide to advancing them in the midst of the real world of work." —The Reverend Jesse Jackson, founder and president, National Rainbow Coalition

"Ellen Bravo continues to fight for our right to happily have a family and employment. She clearly and simply maps out solutions which will assist any traveler lost on the road to managing work and family conflicts." —Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder (D-CO), sponsor of the Family and Medical Leave Act and author of Champion of the Great American Family

The people at 9to5 understand the issues that come with having both a full-time job and family responsibilities. For over twenty years, 9to5 has been a leading advocate for working people. Now they provide you with candid, practical advice for easing the burden of conflicting demands—including how to get help from your employer, family, public officials, and unions. ... Read more


166. Incorporating Women : A History of Women and Business in the United States (Twayne's Evolution of Modern Business Series)
by Angel Kwolek-Folland
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Asin: 0312233493
Catlog: Book (2002-04-06)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Sales Rank: 678379
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Angel Kwolek-Folland presents an authoritztive, much-needed survey of women in business from the 1600s to the present day. She introduces some of the women--famous, infamous, and forgotten--who have been central to business throughout US history as workers, managers, and professionals. This stimulating narrative challenges our expectations about both the history of women and the history of business as it focuses on the changing legal and social climate for women's economic activities through the centuries.
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167. A Woman Can Do That! 10 Strategies for Creating Success in Your Life
by Joan Eleanor Gustafson
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Asin: 0970302606
Catlog: Book (2001-01-01)
Publisher: Leader Dynamics
Sales Rank: 519426
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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"A Woman Can Do That!" is for all women who want to succeed in life. In addition to defining a new paradigm for success, in which measurement is based on your own definition of success rather than on the preceived expectations of others, this book will help you to create success in your life by giving you:

-- Strategies and examples on how to be successful, both in business and in life.
-- Processes, action steps, and tips on how you can create success from within.
-- Real life examples on how a woman can enjoy success, regardless of family background and experiences, educational background, economic status, the way she has been treated, and past mistakes. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars What you wish your Mother would have told you about success!
Ms. Gustafson book is the pep talk that women wish their Mother's would have given them! She helps us all realize the individuality of our definitions of success and outlines how to realize those goals.

It is an easy weekend read, with great exercises to get you thinking. Would recommend it for women ages 18-88 to help all of them make the most of each stage of their life. Success is yours for the making and taking!

5-0 out of 5 stars Practical and an Enjoyable Read
Implementing the concepts presented in this book does not take a lot of time and the resulting benefits make the effort very worthwhile. You will also be able to track your progress - this is a great motivator.

5-0 out of 5 stars I'm Affected!
The principles and teachings in this book have directly affected my life. The stories that are shared by Joan Eleanor Gustafson, along with the other successful women mentioned in this book are all so diverse, yet the writing makes it very easy to relate these stories to my personal and professional life. A Woman Can Do That! Is a MUST read for anyone (including men) wanting to take charge of their future success!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Bible for Success
A Woman Can Do That is worth reading over and over. I see it as my bible for success. It is equally applicable to men. To me the book offers the keys to happiness and feelings of well-being. It is unique because of the insights it offers and the way it is organized. I use it as a reference as well as keeping it close at hand to pick up and read a few pages each day and then try to put the ideas into practice. It is written in a simple straight-forward way with many examples. This book gives new meaning to the word, SUCCESS.

5-0 out of 5 stars Helping Me Get On Track
This book really helped me get focused again. I was in the middle of a life change and was second guessing everything I was doing. Once I started reading Joan's book I found validation in what I was feeling and was able to turn my anxiety into progress toward my future. I am happy to say I made it with flying colors and would highly recommend this book to anyone else stuck in life or job limbo! ... Read more


168. Did You Say Something, Susan?: How Any Woman Can Gain Confidence With Assertive Communication
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Asin: 155972482X
Catlog: Book (1998-10-01)
Publisher: Birch Lane Press
Sales Rank: 676517
Average Customer Review: 4.62 out of 5 stars
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This powerful, practical how-to book offers proven techniques that enable women to experience the exhilaration and empowerment of expressing themselves in any situation - in a loving relationship, on the job, with friends and relatives, or in dealing with doctors, lawyers, contractors, and other service providers.Readers will learn to:

* Project confidence and high self-esteem
* Say no without guilt
* Speak up for their rights
* Get what they want on their own terms
* Gracefully stop put-down artists in their tracks
* Gain the respect and admiration of others
* Never leave anything important unsaid
* Help their children become confident, assertive communicators

Through example and encouragement, self-tests and exercises, role-playing, positive imagery techniques, and mental rehearsal, "Did You Say Something, Susan?" offers women a variety of strategies and services.It serves as coach and counselor, and gives advice that will help women make immediate and long-term changes in their lives. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars A little simplistic...
I did like this book, and I could see reccommending it to clients I counsel. The activities and exercises are great. Her writing style is easy to read and the book is well laid out. She covers pretty much all the important issues with a fair amount of detail and great examples.

So why the relatively low rating? Well, I did find the book oversimplified the problems of unassertiveness. I would've liked an entire chapter just on the role of women in society and how that influences our potential unassertiveness. She just didn't go deeply enough for my liking as to the causes of unassertiveness. For a person with real, long term problems speaking up for themselves this book wouldn't be enough either. I had a real issue with the way the author seemed to suggest that all you had to do was read the book and follow her program and you could become assertive. For many it isn't that easy.

5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful guide on assertiveness training for women
Dr. Paulette Dale is a workshop leader and consultant on assertive communication and the author of five textbooks and numerous articles on the subject.

This 196-page book has no index, but it does have a list of references and multiple useful appendices. It covers the following topics: (1) how to be unappealing to users and abusers; (2) using assertive speech and body language; (3) preparing for confrontation; (4) learning how to say no; (5) buying time before responding in a difficult situation; (6) speaking up for yourself and telling someone when their behavior is not acceptable to you; (7) refusing to put up with put downs; (8) speaking up on the job; (9) raising assertive children.

Dr. Dale writes in a clear and friendly style which makes it a pleasant task to learn her lessons on how to communicate what you really feel, say no and mean it, speak up for your rights, get what you need on your terms, become confident and articulate, and gain the respect of others.

Assertiveness is a very important aspect of self-defense (a multi-layered set of skills I strongly believe every woman should know). This book teaches the first two of five levels of self-defense: establish a strong physical presence, and verbal deterrence. (The other levels are: soft-handed defense, deterrence through physical pain which causes no lasting harm; hard-handed defense, physical strikes which can cause injury but rarely death; and deadly force, physical kicks or blows, or the use of weapons such as guns, which can kill the assailant, and are commonly employed by martial artists, law enforcement officers, and military personnel.)

I highly recommend this book to women of all ages, especially young women, who can avoid a lifetime of unnecessary suffering by using this vital information to keep themselves safe and sane.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for women on speaking up for themselves
I would recommend this book to anyone working on increasing their assertiveness skills. Her chapter on saying No - using ways to buy time and saying no directly are particularly great examples of skill building. I refer my coaching clients to this book and mention her examples in my newsletters and on my web page.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great reference guide that can be used over and over again
I started to use the techniques described in the book straightaway. I have managed to be in control of situations that normally I would have blamed myself for, my confidence and self esteem rises everyday. Thank you

5-0 out of 5 stars A Terrific Motivator!
Dr.Dale has written a much needed book. I'm a fairly assertive and confident person, but this book made me realize that I could still be much more effective when communicating with others. Dr. Dale uses wonderful examples to clarify her points which explain her advice and suggestions perfectly. This book is hard to put down as it is so entertaining and interesting to read. ... Read more


169. Playing With the Big Boys
by Debra Pestrak
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Asin: 1931034060
Catlog: Book (2001-04-01)
Publisher: Sun Publications
Sales Rank: 502727
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Learn from the "big boys," too!
The "big boys" learned long ago how to create networks and gain visibility through "personal publicity," aka "toot your own horn!" Women generally show far too much humility about their talents and skills. If we want people to value our skills, we must first show that we value ourselves -- by making sure our accomplishments are visible to targeted audiences. If we want people to hire us, promote us, buy from us or invest in our companies, they have to know who we are, what we have accomplished and why they should do business with us! Self-promotion isn't bragging. It is a valuable business tool that career women must add to their strategies for success. (from Marion E. Gold, award-winning author of "The Personal Publicity Planner: A Guide to Marketing YOU")

5-0 out of 5 stars Candid, emphatic advice, encouragement, and critical skills
In Playing With The Big Boys: Success Secrets Of The Most Powerful Women In Business, Debra Pestrak offers candid, emphatic advice, encouragement, and critical skills required on the part of female entrepreneurs and corporate executives seeking to be successful in a male dominated business world. Pestrak draws upon top Fortune 5000 female executives to reveal tips, tricks and techniques any woman can use to achieve business success in today's highly competitive and globalized market place. Replete with true-life stories of women who have joined the upper echelons within a corporate America, Playing With The Big Boys offers the tools women need to successfully accomplish personal, economic, and entrepreneurial achievement and prosperity.

5-0 out of 5 stars Success secrets of some of the most powerful businesswomen
Playing With The Big Boys reveals the success secrets of some of the most powerful, notable women in business, revealing top Fortune 500 women who reveal how they climbed to the top. They come from different backgrounds yet have shared traits which others can learn from in this revealing, reality-based guide.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must read for career advancing women!
This is the next era version of "Games Mother Never Taught You", a book that gives the real life road map of what it takes to get to the top.The book is easy reading with excellent examples of real role model top executive women.There are so many great ideas in this book I am sure it will help many women move ahead.The back has a self assessment.Besides interesting it is highly practical and inspiring!

5-0 out of 5 stars Playing With the Big Boys is a Home Run!
I read this book from cover to cover. It's packed with insightful and useful advice for anyone who wants to climb the corporate ladder. It's great to learn from these women who have reached the ranks we all aspire to. Their wisdom and timely advice gave me valuable tools to use in my own career every day. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to get ahead. ... Read more


170. Flex Time: A Working Mother's Guide to Balancing Career and Family
by Jacqueline Foley, Sally Armstrong
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Asin: 1569244820
Catlog: Book (2003-04-01)
Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
Sales Rank: 752232
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Finding the right balance between career and motherhood is one of the most stressful, heart-wrenching challenges facing women today. Torn between the need to nurture and the need to work, many women yearn for a way to have the best of both worlds. Now, in Flex Time, author Jacqueline Foley offers a refreshing, forthright approach to getting the life you want—by changing the way you work. Based on her personal experience and interviews with over one hundred women across North America, Foley guides you step-by-step through devising a flexible work schedule that’s right for you, your partner, and your children and making it a reality. Flex Time covers every aspect—emotional, logical, practical, professional—of planning and implementing your personal vision, showing you how to:

• Create your own idea of the perfect work/family balance
• Figure out what kind of flexible work arrangement is right for you
• Prepare a compelling proposal for flexible work and pitch it to your boss
• Adjust to taking one foot off the career or job track
• Juggle flexible work and the needs of your kids, and much more.

Dealing with the hectic, exhausting pace of working full-time while raising your children is no longer your only option. Flex Time offers the support you need to go after what you want and the inspiration to realize your dream of a better life for you and your children. ... Read more


171. Onions Are My Husband : Survival and Accumulation by West African Market Women
by Gracia Clark
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Asin: 0226107809
Catlog: Book (1995-01-01)
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Sales Rank: 375887
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In the most comprehensive analysis to date of the world of open air marketplaces of West Africa, Gracia Clark studies the market women of Kumasi, Ghana, in order to understand the key social forces that generate, maintain, and continually reshape the shifting market dynamics.

Probably the largest of its kind in West Africa, the Kumasi Central Market houses women whose positions vary from hawkers of meals and cheap manufactured goods to powerful wholesalers, who control the flow of important staples. Drawing on more than four years of field research, during which she worked alongside several influential market "Queens", Clark explains the economic, political, gender, and ethnic complexities involved in the operation of the marketplace and examines the resourcefulness of the market women in surviving the various hazards they routinely encounter, from coups d'etat to persistent sabotage of their positions from within.

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172. The Women's Home-Based Business Book of Answers
by MARIA T. BAILEY
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Asin: 076153413X
Catlog: Book (2001-07-26)
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
Sales Rank: 706381
Average Customer Review: 3.71 out of 5 stars
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Every Answer You Need for Home-Business Success
You start a home-based business for freedom, to satisfy financial expectations, and to meet personal lifestyle goals. When you succeed, it is exhilarating and liberating. But the road to the top is as challenging as it is exciting. You need answers before you have questions. So how can you develop what it takes to nurture your dream and turn it into a vibrant enterprise?
Inside, author and successful entrepreneur Maria Bailey—along with over 40 dynamic, knowledgeable, and successful home-based businesswomen—shows you how. Diverse in their backgrounds and representing a variety of industries, annual sales levels, and business philosophies, they'll provide you with the tips and tools you need as well as essential answers to the toughest questions, including how to:
·Master time management
·Research your market
·Write an effective business plan
·Balance family and work
·Network for long-term success
·And much, much more!
Now you can fulfill your dreams from the comfort of your home. Take the time to find out how.
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1-0 out of 5 stars I Want My Money Back
I just read 3 home-based business books and found value in two of them. This one was the exception. Anyone who doesn't already possess the common-sense presented in this book would have trouble succeeding in any home-based venture. I guarantee you the author has never succeeded at a home based business. Do not waste your money on this book.

1-0 out of 5 stars Nothing but Fluff!
Don't waste your time reading this book. It's nothing but obvious common sense -- a total waste of time and money!

5-0 out of 5 stars Read this if you think abt start'g business
I reviewed over 12 business books and picked this one! I think women/Mother have different sets of motivations, concerns, and dilemmas than men. This book really talks about the approach that are much more familiar or relating to me as women/mother. There are a lot of good business books are out there, but this book helped me to focus and to make decisions, becuase it addresses my questions in a much more personal ways than other books did. The writer also list various people's answers which can be pros or cons of certain aspect of starting business. It gives you a good understanding of how it's like to run business while you are taking a role of a super mom or wife!

4-0 out of 5 stars An Intimate Approach
Picture a focus group. You're on the other side of a two way mirror, listening to successful bootstrapping businesswomen share their stories. This is as much a collection of biographies as it is a How To Start and Run a Business book. Much can be gained from this more intimate approach: It's the real world, applied.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Women's Home-Based Business Book of Answers by Maria T.
Being a small business owner who has worked out of the home for 3
+ years, I found this book to be very helpful in content and readability. The author asks questions of women business owners and the answers are frank and very informative. It is refreshing to get insight into other womens lives and the demands of their particular business/family arrangements. I felt the author shared alot of useful websites and references to help woman business owners, or women considering their own business opportunities. The mix of women interviewed is great from CPA's to Virtual Assistance. This book was very informative and a great resource for business ideas. ... Read more


173. Women in Career & Life Transitions
by Sandy Anderson
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Asin: 1563706709
Catlog: Book (1999-09-01)
Publisher: JIST Works
Sales Rank: 637054
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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All of this information (from here on) is currently listed on Amazon's page for this book's listing. The book is out of print, however, I have many copies to sell to Amazon. If you need any further information please let me know. Thanks! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This book is phenomenal!
The author combines research, resources and information with real life stories to make a comprehensive guide to transition.It's written in a very reader-friendly tone.I've worked with people in transition forseveral years and have not seen a work that was so all-encompassing. Perfect for women in transition because it addresses all the issues webalance in the process of our daily lives.Highly recommend this book toany growth-oriented woman.

5-0 out of 5 stars Real-Life Case Studies will Inspire You to Start Moving!
The most inspiring part of this book is its wonderful real-life case studies of other women in transition. These studies really augment thehow-to steps that Sandy Anderson offers in the text. My favorite: 36-yearold University Lecturer and Researcher. She declared bankruptcy to pursueher life's work to teach in a university setting part-time. Unbelievableand ever-so inspiring.

--Kimberly Stansell, author Bootstrapper's SuccessSecrets: 151 Tactics for Building Your Business on a Shoestring Budget(Career Press)

5-0 out of 5 stars FOR EVERY WOMAN
Dr. Anderson has written an incredibly thorough book to help women through all aspects of career and life transitions. Her research and attention to every detail make this a powerful, practicaland easy-to-use tool. Theexercises create an interactive environment for optimum learning. Thestories of women going through transition help bring the information alive.The resources encourage women to reach out for more support. Most any womanat any stage of her life can find something valuable in this book. Sincemost women change careers more than seven times over their lives and gothrough at least one life change per year, every woman should read thisbook.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book is a necessity for women in career transition.
As a person who has had careers in human resources and business management, I found this book to be informative and practical.As a woman in career and life transition myself, I found this book to be a necessity. The author presents an abundant amount of information that every woman incareer transition will find useful.The anecdotes interspersed throughoutthe book make the book enjoyable and easy-to-read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Information dense!
Well written and information intense, Sandy Anderson provides help and a game plan for all women who find themselves in change.Sandy's organized and detailed book should be required reading for women before they realizeit's time to find another job or make a change in their career pattern.Ihighly recommend it. ... Read more


174. Maid in the USA: 10th Anniversary Edition (Perspectives on Gender)
by Mary Romero
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Catlog: Book (2002-05-30)
Publisher: Routledge
Sales Rank: 457155
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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When it was first published, Maid in the USA was one of the first books to show the struggles of female and immigrant domestic workers in the United States. The book quickly became a landmark in the field as a startling original and critical overview of domestic workers that combined a race, class, and gender analysis. Both critically and popularly praised, Mary Romero's work brilliantly brings to light the complexity of the lives of domestic workers, most notably explaining the rise of Latinas and other women of color into the ranks of domestic cleaners and maids. Through startling interviews with Latina private household workers, Romero provides a unique window into their working conditions, their relationships with their (mostly female and white) employers, and their personal lives. Romero also tells of her own experiences as a young woman working as a domestic alongside her mother and other members of her family.
The exciting 10th anniversary edition of this classic work includes a new introduction by Romero that updates the state of domestic work and provides an overview of the "Nannygate" scandals in the recent past. There is also a new afterward from legendary scholar Dorothy E. Smith discussing the importance of this book for the field.
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Classic!
This book is the classic study of the exploitation of domestic service workers in the United States. Kudos to the publisher for providing this 10th anniversary commemorative edition! In this book, which has aged extraordinarily well, Professor Romero studies the lives of those invisible people -- often immigrants and people of color -- who clean the homes of the middle and upper classes. What you learn is troubling and should make EVERYONE who employs domestic service workers think about their treatment. Thanks to Professor Romero for holding up the mirror! ... Read more


175. Advancing Women's Careers: Research and Practice
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Asin: 0631223908
Catlog: Book (2002-02-01)
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Sales Rank: 717109
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The perspectives brought together here provide a practical look at the impact and role of women in organizations. The volume explores the various initiatives that leading-edge organizations have implemented to support the career advancement of managerial and professional women, and analyses which measures worked, and which did not. The current directions in business that underpin changes in policies adopted for women managers are highlighted and linked to this discussion.

The contributions to the book come from leading scholars and researchers as well as human resource professionals responsible for implementing specific organizational efforts. ... Read more


176. Dress to Impress : How a Navy Blazer Changed My Life!
by Joyce Nelson Shellhart, Lana Beck
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Asin: 1931863091
Catlog: Book (2005-02-09)
Publisher: The Book Peddlers
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Dress to Impress is an easy-to-read book for women on how to dress for the workplace. Upbeat and inspiring, the book offers a simple, sensible approach to this surprisingly complex subject. Author Joyce Nelson Shellhart explains how to dress for that crucial interview, what kinds of clothes are appropriate during the job, and how to dress in ways that will pay off in promotions. Based on personal experience, the book presents 18 "Secrets to Success" appropriate for every woman, regardless of education, ethnicity, or economic background. Topics include how to tell day-wear from date-wear; shopping with - or without - a budget; clothes that flatter a full figure; developing a personal sense of style; optimizing accessories; organizing the closet; blending ethnic attire into the workplace; and more. Beck's artwork further enhances this entertaining book. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great information
I enjoyed this book tremendously. It offers a lot of tips and suggestions for dressing appropriately in the workplace. I liked the fact that the author offers suggestions for dressing professionally on a budget and takes a realistic approach for the average woman.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
This is a great easy to read primer for the woman seeking to succeed in a professional world. The author offers multiple recomendations and suggestions for dressing for a competetive professional world, on a budget. She offers insight into what holds many woman back and offers help for those wishing to make changes. I'd recommend it for any woman. ... Read more


177. Glass Ceilings and Bottomless Pits: Women's Work, Women's Poverty
by Randy Albelda, Chris Tilly
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Catlog: Book (1997-12-01)
Publisher: South End Press
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5-0 out of 5 stars What my daughter will know before the "I DO."
Wow! A wonderfully bibliographed text which will assist any thesis, essay, term paper or legal presentation on the subject of women's unpaid service and poverty. This poignant, exceptionally well-written and throughly documented book is a must for many audiences:1) anyone who is preparing for divorce (despite what the income or attorney promises,2) children of divorce who want to know why the once vibrant mom can't seem to get back on top financially,3) for anyone with disabled children, 4) for any men who view women and children as people, and for any legislator/senator or policy maker/agency manager who still has a conscious, some backbone and believes that when good men are silent wickedness prospers.4) This is must reading for students of sociology, psychology, women's studies, government and policy. We are in 2001 yet millions of our own women and children are living in conditions similar to those of poverty in Charles Dicken's time. This tragic, hidden, American secret is silenced with the anti-welfare propaganda. There are many women and children who fall from prosperity to poverty despite all attempts to "pull up their bootstraps, keep their nose clean," and frugal living. For me this was a book which validated the nightmare I've lived falling from apx $300,000 annually to homelessness-even thoughy the court ordered the Doctor otherwise. This was a sanity break, as document after document verified this typical sturalization of poverty for women. It depersonalized the experience and gave me the extra boost to complete my education to fly over poverty coop to hope and resiliance. 5) This is a very valuable book for any friend recovering from economic disaster and emotional devastation of children as a result. High risk children are produced by patriarchal protection and inequality in legal representation. The greatest gift we can give our children is to respect their mother by valuing her unpaid labor and insuring food, shelter, health insurance, electricity are provided for those who give nurturing service to the nations greatest treasure- healthy, safe, confident,educated,children with compassion to make a positive difference. A most wonderful book! A tribute to all who care for the aged, work with spouses, bear and serve children. Great reading. ... Read more


178. Living In, Living Out: African American Domestics and the Great Migration (Kodansha Globe Series)
by Elizabeth Clark-Lewis
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Catlog: Book (1996-05-01)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Living In Living Out
This book is a wonderful account of how African-American women made it at the turn of the century. I enjoyed reading how these women made a difference in the lives of the people and children in their families. This book showed me just how strong Black women are. It allowed me to see that they had the strength to go on and face any adversary that came into their lives. Any woman or person facing obstacles in their lives can pick up this book and know that they can makeit. That's what this book did for me. I know that there is nothing that I can't do. It's a book that I will one day want my now 10 year old daughter to rad and pass along to her daughter. ... Read more


179. House and Street: The Domestic World of Servants and Masters in Nineteenth-Century Rio De Janeiro
by Sandra Lauderdale Graham
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Catlog: Book (1992-10-01)
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Sales Rank: 483313
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Social and feminist historians will certainly applaud the sensitivity with which this book unveils the duress of servants' working and living conditions without neglecting to portray human endurance and individual or collective resistance to oppression from above. Everybody will read with great pleasure this creative, well argued and elegantly written book. '' --Journal of Latin American StudiesDuring the later half of the nineteenth century, a majority of Brazilian women worked, most as domestic servants, either slave or free. House and Street re-creates the working and personal lives of these women, drawing on a wealth of documentation from archival, court, and church records. Lauderdale Graham traces the intricate and ambivalent relations that existed between masters and servants. She shows how for servants the house could be a place of protection--as well as oppression--while the street could be dangerous--but also more autonomous. She integrates her discoveries with larger events taking place in Rio de Janeiro during the period, including the epidemics of the 1850s, the abolition of slavery, the demolition of slums, and major improvements in sanitation during the first decade of the 1900s. Houseand Street was originally published by Cambridge University Press in 1988. For this paperback edition, Lauderdale Graham has provided a new introduction. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book on early history of Rio de Janeiro.
This book provides an excellent view on the life on all classes of people living in Brazil throughout the eighteenth century. Well doucumented, easy to read, and fascinating. ... Read more


180. The Male Mind at Work: A Woman's Guide to Working with Men
by Deborah, J. Swiss
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Asin: 0738204978
Catlog: Book (2001-09-18)
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Sales Rank: 14252
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For every woman who works with men-an immediately empowering guide to rising above gender politics and succeeding in the workplace.

Knowledge is a powerful tool. The Male Mind at Work answers the troublesome and intriguing questions about how men think, feel, and behave on the job. This thought-provoking book shatters myths about what really goes on in the male mind while confirming for women the realities about gender differences that have always existed. With a focus on how to bypass difficulties smoothly, it offers clear strategies for women who feel frustrated because male colleagues speak a different language or play by different rules. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars some interesting if not earth-shattering observations
Though I didn't feel that there was any shocking bit of new information, I did enjoy reading the candid comments of many CEO's regarding their perceptions of women.No surprise that many are intimidated by the very smart women that have risen to their level.I did feel that at times the differences between men and women were exaggerated somewhat, but the author does provide helpful pointers at the end of each chapter that are meant to help the reader put theory into practice.Most interesting is the idea that many top CEOs cite graciousness at the top quality they think makes them a strong leader -- I think men have learned something from women here as women are more likely than men to share the credit.Humility and graciousness go a long way, both in the business world and out.A good read with some useful information.

5-0 out of 5 stars Gender-Specific and Yet....
Throughout eight chapters, Swiss suggests how women can "add swagger to their step, put on a game face, balance feminine and masculine traits, maneuver adversity and adversaries, cope with mixed signals and the great gender divide." She also offers reasons men why like working with women, secrets of strong leaders, and concludes with suggestions as to how to open "the gender lens. "Here is a woman's guide to working with men. (It could also serve as a man's guide to working with other men as well as with women.) Based on extensive interviews, Swiss offers some insightful comments and practical suggestions which, in this male's opinion, will help women to improve (or at least clarify) their relationships with men. Of course, not all men think and act alike; nor do all women. We all know abrasive and aggressive women as well as gentle and acquiescent men. Each possesses a unique combination of what are perceived to be masculine and feminine traits. Men and women often approach quite differently a broad range of career issues such as hiring and firing, conveying confidence, facing competition, participating on a team, building business alliances, saying "no" and setting limits, dealing with difficult people and difficult situations, managing and motivating others. Sound familiar? I agree with Swiss that there are certain "valuable truths about the male psyche" which, properly understood, can reduce (if not eliminate) problems many women have with that psyche in action. (Many males do not as yet understand, much less appreciate these "valuable truths.") This book will be valuable for anyone who seeks a better understanding of the male mentality, not only at work but everywhere else.

5-0 out of 5 stars I really loved this book.
This book is incisive and helpful. As a woman in a male dominated field, I can attest that Swiss' advice is entirely on target. In addition to offering effective ways to succeed, it's also a good read. Very entertaining. If you are a women who wants to work more effectively with male colleagues--read this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful reference for corporate women!
This book is a wonderful reference for women who work with men, especially those in the corporate world.I work in corporate finance for a large,international corporation and there are very few women in my world. Reading this book gave me a great deal of insight on how men see worksituations differently than women, and, by putting this knowledge to work,I've already improved several relationships.(By the way, I first readthis book in a bookstore - spent the afternoon sipping lattes and reading -and am now buying my copy from Amazon.) ... Read more


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