Women in Business

Women hold up half the sky, which is a mean feat considering the glass ceiling dangles so oppressively low. Participation in corporate leadership – just 4.8% of CEOs in S&P 500 companies are women – indicates how rare it is to smash through the barriers that hold women back. But knowledge is power. To thrive in your career, learn to navigate biases, discrimination, sexual harassment, the gender pay gap, the old boy network, the household chore gap, and more.

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Undercover in Low-Wage USA

Barbara Ehrenreich

Granta Books, 2010

R 9
The Unfiltered Lessons of a Female Entrepreneur

Victoria Montgomery Brown

HarperCollins Leadership, 2020

8
Achieving More by Doing Less

Tiffany Dufu

Flatiron Books, 2017

R 9
An American Life

Dan Morain

Simon & Schuster, 2021

9
What Women Know About Work, Family, and the Path to Building a Life

Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace

Viking, 2018

9
How to Have Constructive Conversations About Race, Class, Sexuality, Ability & Gender in a Polarized World

Anatasia S. Kim and Alicia del Prado

New Harbinger, 2019

8
Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work

Michelle P. King

Atria Books, 2020

9
Defining the Path to Inclusion and Innovation

Timothy R. Clark

Berrett-Koehler, 2020

9
Crime and Punishment in Black America

James Forman Jr.

FSG, 2018

R 9

Benjamin Peters et al.

MIT Press, 2021

9