Summary of Earning It
EARNING IT: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World by Joann S. Lublin. Copyright © 2016 by Joann S. Lublin. Published by arrangement with HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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Lifelong journalist Joann S. Lublin shares an important trait with the 52 female executives she interviewed: They all pushed through multiple barriers to succeed as women in their respective fields. Their stories provide first-person guidance, especially those from the 65% of interviewees who are past or current public company CEOs. In this well-structured if sometimes repetitive collection, Lublin ties the narrative together with relevant statistics and “Leadership Lessons.” getAbstract recommends her compilation to women who are focusing on moving ahead in their careers, and to men seeking to understand the challenges that women face in the workplace.
In this summary, you will learn
- How female executives in varied fields handled their career challenges, and
- What men and women can learn from their experiences.
About the Author
Pulitzer Prize winner Joann S. Lublin is management news editor of The Wall Street Journal. In 1969, she became the paper’s first female summer intern for its Washington bureau. In 1971, she was the first woman hired as a reporter for its San Francisco bureau and she later created the paper’s career advice column. She shared its 2003 Pulitzer Prize.