Take Back Your Power: 10 New Rules for Women at Work

Take Back Your Power: 10 New Rules for Women at Work

Take Back Your Power: 10 New Rules for Women at Work

Take Back Your Power: 10 New Rules for Women at Work


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You can't make the world fair, but you can take back your power.

As a woman in Silicon Valley who worked her way to the top of the corporate ladder—she's a former VP at Facebook and the current president and CEO of Ancestry—Deborah Liu knows firsthand the challenges and obstacles in the workplace that keep the deck stacked against women in the workplace . . . and the ways to overcome them.

For every woman who grew up competing on the uneven playing field, who is told she is too aggressive, assertive, dramatic, or emotional, this book is the battle cry you need to learn to thrive within the system that exists today, even if it's not the one we wish it were.

Take Back Your Power presents both hard data and Liu's personal experiences from twenty years as a woman leader in the male-dominated tech industry to help you:

  • Find your voice, learn how to ask, and achieve what you want in a system that isn't fair and wasn't created for you
  • Debunk the negative connotations of "power" and harness it for your own success
  • Discover how to be heard, seen, and taken more seriously at work by getting out of your own way
  • Overcome the lie that success is only achieved alone by finding the four types of allies you need to reach your goals
  • Become a great leader without losing yourself in the process

You have the power to change the future of work for yourself—and for women everywhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310364856
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 08/09/2022
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 689,906
Product dimensions: 6.35(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

Deborah Liu is a seasoned technology executive based in Silicon Valley. She is the president and CEO of Ancestry, the company at the forefront of family history and consumer genomics. Prior to this, she served on the leadership team of Facebook, where she was the vice president of Facebook App Commerce. During her time there, she helped create Facebook Marketplace, Facebook Pay, Facebook Audience Network, and App Install Ads. Previously, she spent several years at Pay Pal, where she led the e Bay marketplace product team, created the charitable donations and social commerce teams, and worked in corporate strategy. She also serves on the board of Intuit and cofounded the nonprofit Women in Product. She lives with her husband, three kids, and mom in California.

Table of Contents

Foreword Sheryl Sandberg xi

Why You Need This Book xv

Rule #1 Know Your Playing Field 1

Rule #2 Don't Give Yourself a Free Pass 23

Rule #3 Chart Your Own Course 43

Rule #4 Build a Learning Mindset 63

Rule #5 Learn to Forgive 83

Rule #6 Develop Allies 103

Rule #7 Embrace Who You Are 123

Rule #8 Create Balance at Home 141

Rule #9 Find Your Voice 159

Rule #10 Make Your Mark 177

Afterword 193

Acknowledgments 195

Notes 199

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