Breaking into the Boys’ Club: 8 Ways for Women to Get Ahead in Business

Molly Dickinson Shepard, Author, Jane K. Stimmler, Author, Peter J. Dean, Author
Molly Dickinson Shepard, Author, Jane K. Stimmler, Author, Peter J. Dean, Author . M. Evans $15.95 (218p) ISBN 978-1-59077-143-3
Reviewed on: 03/23/2009
Release date: 05/01/2009
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Why do women still have so much trouble making their way into the upper echelons of corporate America? According to the authors, it’s not quality of work that holds them back but something more insidious. While women try to get ahead by logging long hours and working to become experts in their fields, their male counterparts are easily included in corporate culture (golf, drinks, lunches, etc.) and get inside information and more face time with superiors. The authors leap to the rescue with a guide to networking, strategic horn tooting, understanding company politics, self-presentation and achieving a healthy work/life balance. A plethora of charts, step-by-step planning guides and self-report cards will help women target why they’re not getting ahead even if they’re doing better work than their male colleagues. While much of the material is familiar, the book’s appeal lies in its engaging presentation and pragmatic steps to overcome problems every working woman will inevitably face. A must-have for any woman tired of being confounded by male company culture. (May)

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