By Margaret Heffernan
Years after the women’s movement transformed the workplace, working women still find themselves abused, undervalued, and alienated in the business world. In this provocative book, Margaret Heffernan, former CEO and Fast Company contributor, fuses her own experience with that of hundreds of women to identify the biggest challenges that women face today – and the best solutions.
From VPs of Fortune 100 companies to entrepreneurs to women just starting their careers, she traces the patterns and themes underlying power, choices, love, sex, money, and many other vital topics for working women. Without sugar-coating the facts, preaching, or oversimplifying, she offers solutions and shares the truth about the working world: women’s choices are limited, you can’t have it all, women do work differently from men – yes, it is possible to find success amid all of this and feel good about it.
The women interviewed for this book tell how they overcame obstacles and evolved their own concept of power, crafted a blend of work and life that really does satisfy, designed career paths that do not require the splitting of personal values from work values, and run companies that give the entire business community a different view of how work can be done. They are telling the naked truth about what business is and could be. 288 pages. September 2004.