Breaking Through "Bitch" - How Women Can Shatter Stereotypes and Lead Fearlessly
Publisher: Career Press
“Breaking Through ‘Bitch’ sets forth nine distinct ways that successful executive women make their way out from behind that brick wall.” —Fortune
When a man strongly asserts his point of view and autonomy, he is hailed as a strong, competent leader. When a woman exhibits the same executive qualities, she is labeled a brusque, overbearing bitch. This is not really news anymore, is it? Yet these unfair perceptions are a key reason why only five percent of Fortune 500 company CEOs are women.
How can women leaders break through that brick wall of “bitch?” How can they manage gender expectations and still successfully climb the corporate ladder?
Breaking Through “Bitch” takes an innovative, sometimes controversial approach, using stories from executives at the highest corporate levels to show how women can hone their innate skills, rise to the top, and be effective, outstanding leaders. It addresses head-on why women cannot and should not “act like men.”
Breaking Through “Bitch”:Describes the unique profile of behaviors that top women leaders have in commonReveals why such stereotypically feminine characteristics as nurturing, empathy, and inclusiveness are the keys to power, not signs of weaknessShows how these characteristics can be equally effective for men in our fast-changing world
Breaking Through “Bitch” empowers women to be their best selves, overcome stereotypes, and lead!
“It is a must read for all women thinking about ‘leaning in and moving up!’ Men can benefit from the great insights as well.” —Diana Farmer, MD, Professor and Chair Department of Surgery, UC Davis School of Medicine
Available since: 09/21/2015.
Print length: 242 pages.