Outspoken: Why Women's Voices Get Silenced and How to Set Them Free

Outspoken: Why Women's Voices Get Silenced and How to Set Them Free

by Veronica Rueckert
Outspoken: Why Women's Voices Get Silenced and How to Set Them Free

Outspoken: Why Women's Voices Get Silenced and How to Set Them Free

by Veronica Rueckert


    Qualifies for Free Shipping
    Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Wednesday, October 4
    Check Availability at Nearby Stores

Related collections and offers


Are you done with the mansplaining? Have you been interrupted one too many times? Don’t stop talking. Take your voice back.

Women’s voices aren’t being heard—at work, at home, in public, and in every facet of their lives. When they speak up, they’re seen as pushy, loud, and too much. When quiet, they’re dismissed as meek and mild. Everywhere they turn, they’re confronted by the assumptions of a male-dominated world.

From the Supreme Court to the conference room to the classroom, women are interrupted far more often than their male counterparts. In the lab, researchers found that female executives who speak more often than their peers are rated 14 percent less competent, while male executives who do the same enjoy a 10 percent competency bump.

In Outspoken, Veronica Rueckert—a Peabody Award–winning former host at Wisconsin Public Radio, trained opera singer, and communications coach—teaches women to recognize the value of their voices and tap into their inherent power, potential, and capacity for self-expression. Detailing how to communicate in meetings, converse around the dinner table, and dominate political debates, Outspoken provides readers with the tools, guidance, and encouragement they need to learn to love their voices and rise to the obligation to share them with the world.

Outspoken is a substantive yet entertaining analysis of why women still haven’t been fully granted the right to speak, and a guide to how we can start changing the culture of silence. Positive, instructive, and supportive, this welcome and much-needed handbook will help reshape the world and make it better for women—and for everyone. It’s time to stop shutting up and start speaking out.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062879349
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,099,189
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Veronica Rueckert is a Peabody Award-winning communications expert. At Veronica Rueckert Coaching, she delivers keynotes, conducts workshops and works with clients to help them discover the full power of their voices and bring joy to the act of speaking. She was a founding host of Wisconsin Public Radio's statewide news magazine Central Time, senior producer and contributor on Public Radio International's To the Best of Our Knowledge, and host of the arts and culture program The Veronica Rueckert Show. She currently leads media training and national media outreach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Learning to Inhale 1

Chapter 2 The Sound of You 25

Chapter 3 To Change or Not to Change? 41

Chapter 4 Always a Bridesmaid, Never the CEO of a Fortune 500 Company 65

Chapter 5 Her, Interrupted 97

Chapter 6 This Is What a Glass Ceiling Sounds Like 113

Chapter 7 Raising Girls to Raise the Roof 129

Chapter 8 What Your Mother Didn't Tell You About Your Voice 151

Chapter 9 Building the World We Want 175

Conclusion 197

Acknowledgments 201

Notes 205

Index 223

From the B&N Reads Blog

Customer Reviews