Feminist Fight Club
An Office Survival Manual (for a Sexist Workplace)
- Eye Opening
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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.
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.