Women are taking the lead in today’s workforce. They hold half of America’s jobs, 51% of supervisory and managerial positions, and nearly 60% of all college degrees. A woman starts a business in the U.S. every 60 seconds. Without women, the U.S. economy would be 25% smaller than it is today.
Women Lead is an in-depth examination of women’s role in today’s workplace. Drawing on interviews with nearly 200 women leaders, and survey responses from more than 3000 male and female managers, the book explains 21st-century career trends and provides practical advice to help women excel in the new world of work. Readers will discover facts, figures, and real-life stories about leadership, education, and career planning, and learn how women are using negotiation, networking, and other collaborative practices to lead their organizations into the future.
|Publisher:||Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Tracey Wilen-Daugenti is Vice President and Managing Director of Apollo Research Institute and Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Media X program.
Courtney L. Vien is Senior Editor at Apollo Research Institute.
Caroline Molina-Ray, PhD, is Apollo Research Institute’s Executive Director of Research and Publications.
Table of Contents
Foreword Gail M. Romero vii
Navigating a Changing Workforce in the Woman's Century
1 The Future of Work 7
Why Women Will Thrive in Tomorrows Complex, Connected, and Decentralized Workplace
2 Women Lead 23
How Women Are Making Companies More Profitable, Innovative, and Equitable
3 Women in the Workforce 43
Opportunities for Women in the New Economy
4 Forging Their Own Paths 63
Self Employed Women, Small-Business Owners, and Entrepreneurs
5 Education and Skills 81
A Woman's Toolkit for the Future
6 Technology 95
How Being Tech Savvy Can Give Women an Edge
7 Negotiation 105
The Woman's Advantage
8 The Labyrinth of Life 119
How Women Are Reshaping Work, Family Life, and Retirement
9 The Roadmap to Success 141
(Has Many Twists and Turns): Planning Your Career and Leaving Room for Serendipity
10 Mentoring and Networking 151
Make Your Connections Work for You
11 Women to Women 161
Life Lessons from Mothers and Daughters
Leadership in the 21st Century
Leadership Survey Methodology and Questions 177
Women Quoted in This Book 201