Women at the Top: Powerful Leaders Tell Us How to Combine Work and Family / Edition 1

Women at the Top: Powerful Leaders Tell Us How to Combine Work and Family / Edition 1

by Diane F. Halpern, Fanny M. Cheung
     
 

Very few women make it to the top of their profession and among those that do, almost half have no children or other caregiving responsibilities. The message for working women everywhere has been clear—to make it to the top you have to pick one—your family or your career. In this groundbreaking book, two experts present a new look at how women can

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Overview

Very few women make it to the top of their profession and among those that do, almost half have no children or other caregiving responsibilities. The message for working women everywhere has been clear—to make it to the top you have to pick one—your family or your career. In this groundbreaking book, two experts present a new look at how women can create dually-successful lives. Women everywhere would like an answer to the universal question of how to succeed in their profession when they are also wives, mothers, and family care givers. Using the best psychological research and personal interviews with 60 women with families and prominent leadership positions in the U. S., China, and Hong Kong, Women at the Top examines the most pressing question of our time—can women have it all?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405171052
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Edition description:
New
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vi

Chapter 1 For Women at the Top: How’s the Weather up There? 1

Chapter 2 Learning from Mothers, Mentors, and Others 21

Chapter 3 Saving and Spending Time 47

Chapter 4 Happy Homemaker, Happy Marriage: The Female Executive Edition 73

Chapter 5 Cherished Children: Tales of Guilt and Pride 106

Chapter 6 Work–Family Spillover: From Conflict to Harmony 131

Chapter 7 Culture Counts: Leading as the World Changes 154

Chapter 8 Leading as Women: Styles, Obstacles, and Perceptions 183

Chapter 9 How to Lead a Dually Successful Life 208

References 231

Appendix: Biography of the Women Leaders 246

Index 278

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