Summary of Feminist Fight Club
FEMINIST FIGHT CLUB: An Office Survival Manual (for a Sexist Workplace) by Jessica Bennett. Copyright © 2016 by Jessica Bennett. Published by arrangement with HarperWave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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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.
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1 week agoThe "Overcoming Self Sabotage" section is a must-read! I saw myself in a lot of those points.
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