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There’s never been a better time to be a woman. We live in an era when girls are told they can do anything. So why aren’t we seeing more women rising to the top ranks of corporations and the government? Why don’t our girls have more women in leadership roles to look up to?
Women Who Don’t Wait in Line is an urgent wake-up call from politico and activist Reshma Saujani. The former New York City Deputy Public Advocate and founder of the national nonprofit Girls Who Code argues that aversion to risk and failure is the final hurdle holding women back in the workplace. Saujani advocates a new model of female leadership based on sponsorship - where women encourage each other to compete, take risks, embrace failure, and lift each other up personally and professionally.
Woven throughout the book are lessons and stories from accomplished women like Susan Lyne, Randi Zuckerberg, Mika Brzezinski, and Anne-Marie Slaughter, who have faced roadblocks and overcome them by forging new paths, being unapologetically ambitious, and never taking no for an answer. Listeners are also offered a glimpse into Saujani’s personal story, including her immigrant upbringing and the insights she gleaned from running a spirited campaign for US Congress in 2010.
Above all else, Women Who Don’t Wait in Line is an inspiring call from a woman who is still deep in the trenches. Saujani aims to ignite her fellow women - and enlist them in remaking America.
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I found it just didn't go anywhere quick enough. OK so you have done some clever things but no WOW factor.
I think I was expecting too much.
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Inspiring and insightful!
Good story with examples of how to get what you want unapologeticly. Definitely recommend it.
This book just stated the obvious and I didn't appreciate being told that I need to hire women or become a democrat. I'll hire the candidate who is best qualified for the role regardless of their gender and part of my decision about who to vote for will always include which candidate will protect the rights of the unborn. If you want a well written, substantive book on the topic of women in the workforce and communities in general, I highly recommend Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. Lean In provides practical advice and steps to bring about real change; not just basic commands about standing up for the "sisterhood". Don't waste your money on Women Who Don't Wait in Line.