The Thin Line Between Cupcake and Bitch: Taking Action, Driving Change, Getting Results

The Thin Line Between Cupcake and Bitch: Taking Action, Driving Change, Getting Results


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Author Joni Wickham shares her experience navigating gender biases while working in politics, business and government. She also offers guidance to women of all backgrounds and professions to widen the thin line between "cupcake" and "bitch" and achieve results in the process. This guidance can empower women - and insightful men - to recognize and overcome gender biases.

The Thin Line Between Cupcake and Bitch reaches out to empower women and insightful men to recognize and overcome gender biases. It's for the recent graduate from college or the school of experience. It is a book for any­one who is working toward leadership or is already there. The book offers practical advice and steps to take action, drive the change that is desired and obtain results.

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ISBN-13: 9781732344785
Publisher: Ascend Books
Publication date: 08/15/2020
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,118,227
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

As the daughter of a teen mother and raised in the conservative rural south, Joni Wickham was the first in her family to receive an education and overcome the barriers of socioeconomic hardship and others' low expectations of her. A native of North Carolina, Joni came to Kansas City after leading initiatives within state and federal government as well as advocacy organizations. She began working on former Kansas City Mayor Sly James' staff and soon became the office's Chief of Staff. She has proven herself to be an accomplished political strategist and negotiator, communications expert and organizational leader. She was motivated to create a first-of-its kind women's empowerment initiative which has been implemented in several major cities. Joni received a BA in Political Studies from Meredith College and a master's in political science from University of Missouri. She was the recipient of the 2019 Mel Carnahan Public Service Award from the University of Missouri Truman School of Public Affairs. Joni lives in Kansas City with her two-legged and four-legged family.

Teresa Bruns Sosinski has written countless articles for non-profit publications and is the editor of several books. Teresa received a BA in English at Creighton University and is proud that her two children are as much a stickler for grammar as she is. She and her husband Dave live in New Mexico but call Kansas City home.

Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Introduction 13

Chapter 1 Words You Don't Want to Hear from an Elected Official 17

Chapter 2 Well, Bless Your Heart! 29

Chapter 3 Country Dumb 41

Chapter 4 Complaints or Action: Only One Will Get Results 59

Chapter 5 Failing Up* 73

Chapter 6 Social Norms Are the Real Bitch 91

Chapter 7 Congrats! You May Have Something in Common With An A-Lister 103

Chapter 8 Emotional Intelligence: So Important Yet in Short Supply 121

Chapter 9 Are You a Cupcake, a Bitch, or Maybe Both? 137

Chapter 10 PO.W.E.R. 149

Chapter 11 Navigating Conflict While Female 163

Chapter 12 Where's the Good Ol' girls' Club? 177

Widening the Line: Where Will You Go From Here? 185

Acknowledgements 203

About the Authors 205

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