Not In The Club: An Executive Woman's Journey Through the Biased World of Business

Not In The Club: An Executive Woman's Journey Through the Biased World of Business

by Janet Pucino


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Not In The Club: An Executive Woman's Journey Through the Biased World of Business by Janet Pucino

While a number of women have risen to top levels in corporate US-based organizations, statistically they are exceptions at the executive levels and in boardrooms. Even when women reach the uppermost echelons in business, they seldom become a member of The Club to which their male counterparts belong. Not in the Club provides an insightful look at the unique experiences of women in the workplace as they advance toward executive positions. Pucino candidly reflects her journey through the management ranks of global companies and raises awareness for both men and women about the biases and behaviors that ultimately minimize women's contributions and stifle their opportunities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985902704
Publisher: Deep Canyon Media LLC
Publication date: 02/01/2013
Pages: 171
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Janet Pucino, an experienced technology executive, held many senior-level positions throughout her career. She worked for large global companies as well as start-up companies across a range of industries including media and entertainment, financial services, and technology. She has an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, and is a member of the Chicago Booth Advisory Council.

Table of Contents

About the Author 7

Introduction - It's Not You 9

Chapter 1 The Club - In Corporate Organizations and Everywhere Else 17

Chapter 2 Gender and Cultural Context 37

Chapter 3 Club Behaviors - Lethal Barriers to Entry and What to Do to Meet the Challenge 45

Chapter 4 It Starts at the Top - Acceptance of Club Culture in an Organization 89

Chapter 5 Getting to the Core of Club Behavior - How to Spot It Before You're Hired 97

Chapter 6 Tips from the Front Lines - Critical Elements of Success 113

Chapter 7 What Do Men Think? 139

Chapter 8 Corporate and Societal Prescriptions for Women - What Women Need Now 153

Concluding Thoughts 163

Acknowledgements 165

Bibliography 167

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Not In The Club: An Executive Woman's Journey Through the Biased World of Business 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Avid_Reader_In_SCAL More than 1 year ago
Read this book in two evenings - Simple and to the point, great advice and examples for managing difficulties in the men-dominated workplace. Read this book together with "Lean In" and you have a Rosetta Stone for all women who work and want to have a career!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Alice DiNizo for Readers' Favorite Author Janet Pucino has been there and done well in the world of business. Now she writes "Not in the Club: An Executive Woman's Journey through the Biased World of Business" for the enlightenment of the person who is entering or is considering a possible entry into a corporate organization. The author admits in her introduction that she would not change any of the choices she made in positions, roles, and on-the-job challenges for they helped her develop strength and management acumen (p.13). She defines 'The Club' as a group of people in a company that values its members' contributions and surrounds them with a social network of power that leads them to opportunities and financial success(p.9). Nicely put, but the author also writes that 'The Club' won't be on any organizational chart. It is a group of people who may have power over others and require conformity to a set of rules or a code of conduct which might include golfing together or sharing a pitcher of beer at lunchtime. But as women ascend the ranks of management, they are often not admitted into 'The Club' or if they are, "their ideas and solutions are routinely dismissed or devalued by Club members" (p.31). Janet Pucino writes so that the reader will know how to survive. On p.80, she writes: "Although aggressive behavior from men is accepted, when it comes from a woman, it's perceived as irrational or out of control." "Not in the Club" is a well-written, authoritative book with a good bibliography that should be read and absorbed by women thinking of entering corporate life. Its pages are filled with practical advice from the author. She recommends checking what percentage of the senior management team of a company are women, and tells the reader to "learn from others, leverage the critical elements of success, demand resources and support, be aware of your contributions and make informed choices that are right for you and your organization." Pucino writes clearly and potential corporate members should take her advice to heart.