Tales from the Boom-Boom Room: Women vs. Wall Street

Tales from the Boom-Boom Room: Women vs. Wall Street

by Susan Antilla
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Tales from the Boom-Boom Room: Women vs. Wall Street 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Antilla's narrative is very well-written, offering chilling stories of incredible misbehavior in the investment world. The boy's club attitude made it very difficult for women to operate or succeed in the brokerage business. There is evidence that this type of behavior has been greatly reduced, yet much of what has happened remains an industry guarded secret. There may be too many details for some readers, but this well-documented, unsettling book tells the story in a manner that makes the book a page turner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Susan Antilla presents a powerful and startling indictment of the sexist behavior of stock brokers working for Wall Street and its offshoots, specifically Smith Barney¿s Shearson/American Express office in Garden City, Long Island. Women struggled to be hired, and then found that the men in charge of their careers practiced all sorts of sexual harassment and intimidation, from jokes to displays of sexual prowess, physical contact and threats of rape. As she describes, the bosses sought to bar women or trap them in low positions. While painting the broader picture, Antilla focuses on whistle blower, Pam Martens, who revealed the situation when she sued for damages. This skillfully written book reads like a fascinating novel, so graphic and dramatic that it is more like a screenplay than a report. We from getAbstract believe it will draw intense interest from everyone affected by this issue: female executives who face glass ceilings and harassment, male executives who must determine their own philosophies toward their female colleagues and human resource professionals who are charged with watching out for them both.