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Workplace sexism has become harder to identify, yet it remains a daily factor. It can take the form of a man assuming his female colleague will take the notes in a meeting, or a co-worker insinuating that you’re a corporate liability because you have children or might have children in the future. Sexism holds women back as they launch and pursue their careers. Journalist Jessica Bennett shares valuable lessons she and her colleagues learned as women navigating the workplace, whether they were in the male-dominated offices at Newsweek or standing by the ping-pong table at Tumblr. Bennett’s irreverently funny manual will empower any woman who’s wondered why her male counterparts are moving up more quickly than she is. getAbstract recommends Bennett’s study as a required set of instructions for shattering the glass ceiling.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What methods you can use to identify and combat sexism at work,
  • How you may be preventing yourself from reaching your full potential as a female leader, and
  • How you can make gender equality a reality in your workplace.
 

About the Author

Award-winning journalist Jessica Bennett is a contributing writer at The New York Times and a founding editor of Sheryl Sandberg’s nonprofit LeanIn.Org. She has spoken about gender equality at leading businesses and academic institutions, including Facebook, Google, McKinsey, Harvard Business School, and the US Military Academy at West Point. She’s in a real-life feminist fight club.

 

Summary

The Importance of Allies

Sexism in today’s workplace isn’t always overt, yet it’s insidious. True, women today are graduating from college and earning advanced degrees in higher numbers than their male peers. But they still face a wage gap – even in their first year out of college.


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    Valeriy Mitrokhin 1 year ago
    The author is clearly fixated on his topic should be easier to accept life in all its manifestations. The desire of the author to fit all the same under the same nonsense absurdity. Although I do not encourage everyone to agree with my opinion because so many people have so many opinions
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    Yasmin Alberto 1 year ago
    The "Overcoming Self Sabotage" section is a must-read! I saw myself in a lot of those points.