Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World

Joann S. Lublin. Harper Business, $27.99 (304p) ISBN 978-0-06-240747-4
As the Wall Street Journal’s management news editor, Lublin has been in the trenches of a male-dominated business world; here she conducts 52 entertaining, if familiar, interviews with successful women about their own experiences in this biased environment. Lublin was the first female summer intern for the Journal’s Washington, D.C., bureau and was in for a rude awakening when her boss walked her out on her last day—and kissed her on the lips. Other indignities followed: for instance, when covering events at private business clubs that barred women, she was forced to use a special door in the back of the building. The women interviewed here, many of whom report similar obstacles, come across as trailblazers who have showed great courage in the face of great odds. Their stories cover pushing for top roles, being in the right place at the right time, handling sexual harassment, righting pay disparity, taking risks, managing men, and deputizing male champions. There are few revelations, but readers looking for stories from women who have succeeded in spite of sexism will find a plethora here. Agent: Karen Gantz, Karen Gantz Zahler Literary Management. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 06/27/2016
Release date: 10/01/2016
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