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From the Publisher"[A] vital study of the state of women in the labor force... It's hard to ignore overwhelming evidence that shows the undesirable and unsustainable conditions women face in the 21st century. This book will move readers."
"In page after page, these authors catalog the barriers that women still confront…[and] support their argument with solid data and illuminating anecdotes."
“This is the book you have been waiting for. In meticulous and maddening detail, the authors lay out the studies and statistics that show how women are getting overlooked and underpaid in the workplace. And by showing that the gender wage gap typically begins right out of school, they blow a million sorry excuses for the pay differential right out of the water. It’s not business. It’s bias.”
— Carolyn Maloney, U.S. Representative for New York’s 12th Congressional District
“The New Soft War on Women is myth-shattering, disturbing, persuasive, and hopeful all at once. The authors argue that discrimination isn’t gone, it’s gone underground, and they show what to do about it to ensure that women’s talent isn’t lost. Anyone who cares about a thriving economy—and her own career—should grab this powerful book.”
— Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School professor and bestselling author of Confidence and SuperCorp: How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good
“While the rest of the punditocracy either proclaims or bemoans the ‘end of men,’ veteran observers Caryl Rivers and Rosalind Barnett say ‘not so fast.’ This bracing, clear-sighted, and well-researched book cautions against such premature self-congratulation and reminds us of the startling inequalities yet to be righted.”
—Michael Kimmel, author of Guyland and SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies
“Finally, finally, finally—a book that pulls together and makes sense of the most credible research on women in the workforce. If you have been confused by the media hype, if you are a woman, if you manage women, or if you are a business decision maker, this is a must-have book for you!”
— Ellen Galinsky, President, Families and Work Institute