Own It: The Power of Women at Work

ISBN9781101906255
PublisherCrown Business
Published2017/01/17
Pages256
AuthorSallie Krawcheck
FormatHARDCOVER
Weight0.5 Kg.
Height9.6 in.
Width6.4 in.
Depth1.0 in.

Own It: The Power of Women at Work

Sallie Krawcheck

HARDCOVER

2017/01/17

A new kind of career playbook for a new era of feminism, offering women a new set of rules for professional success: one that plays to their strengths and builds on the power they already have.

Weren’t women supposed to have “arrived”? Perhaps with the nation’s first female President, equal pay on the horizon, true diversity in the workplace to come thereafter? Or, at least the end of “fat-shaming” and “locker room talk”?  
 
Well, we aren’t quite there yet. But does that mean that progress for women in business has come to a screeching halt?  It’s true that the old rules didn’t get us as far as we hoped. But we can go the distance, and we can close the gaps that still exist. We just need a new way.
 
In fact, there are many reasons to be optimistic about the future, says former Wall Street powerhouse-turned-entrepreneur Sallie Krawcheck.  That’s because the business world is changing fast –driven largely by technology - and it’s changing in ways that give us more power and opportunities than ever…and even more than we yet realize.  
 
Success for professional women will no longer be about trying to compete at the men’s version of the game, she says. And it will no longer be about contorting ourselves to men’s expectations of how powerful people behave. Instead, it’s about embracing and investing in our innate strengths as women - and bringing them proudly and unapologetically, to work. 
 
When we do, she says, we gain the power to advance in our careers in more natural ways. We gain the power to initiate courageous conversations in the workplace. We gain the power to forge non-traditional career paths; to leave companies that don’t respect our worth, and instead, go start our own. And we gain the power to invest our economic muscle in making our lives, and the world, better.
 
Here Krawcheck draws on her experiences at the highest levels of business, both as one of the few women at the top rungs of the biggest boy’s club in the world, and as an entrepreneur, to show women how to seize this seismic shift in power to take their careers to the next level. 
 
This change is real, and it’s coming fast. It’s time to own it.

Own It: The Power of Women at Work

Sallie Krawcheck

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ISBN9781101906255
PublisherCrown Business
Published2017/01/17
Pages256
AuthorSallie Krawcheck
FormatHARDCOVER
Weight0.5 Kg.
Height9.6 in.
Width6.4 in.
Depth1.0 in.

Synopsis

A new kind of career playbook for a new era of feminism, offering women a new set of rules for professional success: one that plays to their strengths and builds on the power they already have.

Weren’t women supposed to have “arrived”? Perhaps with the nation’s first female President, equal pay on the horizon, true diversity in the workplace to come thereafter? Or, at least the end of “fat-shaming” and “locker room talk”?  
 
Well, we aren’t quite there yet. But does that mean that progress for women in business has come to a screeching halt?  It’s true that the old rules didn’t get us as far as we hoped. But we can go the distance, and we can close the gaps that still exist. We just need a new way.
 
In fact, there are many reasons to be optimistic about the future, says former Wall Street powerhouse-turned-entrepreneur Sallie Krawcheck.  That’s because the business world is changing fast –driven largely by technology - and it’s changing in ways that give us more power and opportunities than ever…and even more than we yet realize.  
 
Success for professional women will no longer be about trying to compete at the men’s version of the game, she says. And it will no longer be about contorting ourselves to men’s expectations of how powerful people behave. Instead, it’s about embracing and investing in our innate strengths as women - and bringing them proudly and unapologetically, to work. 
 
When we do, she says, we gain the power to advance in our careers in more natural ways. We gain the power to initiate courageous conversations in the workplace. We gain the power to forge non-traditional career paths; to leave companies that don’t respect our worth, and instead, go start our own. And we gain the power to invest our economic muscle in making our lives, and the world, better.
 
Here Krawcheck draws on her experiences at the highest levels of business, both as one of the few women at the top rungs of the biggest boy’s club in the world, and as an entrepreneur, to show women how to seize this seismic shift in power to take their careers to the next level. 
 
This change is real, and it’s coming fast. It’s time to own it.

Editorial Reviews

“It’s no secret the business world is in a time of transformation, largely driven by technology. Increased automation means that skills like collaboration, creativity and relationship-building are even more valuable. As Krawcheck shows, women are uniquely positioned to succeed by tapping into these skills they already possess. Own It is a manual for how women can both thrive and accelerate these changes — which will benefit both men and women”.

– Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global and author of Thrive

“It's easy to get caught up in all the stereotypes and misconceptions about what it means to be a powerful woman. Sallie Krawcheck sets the record straight, showing that being a powerful woman in business isn't about being the fastest or strongest or best at playing the "man's game". Because the world is changing in ways that give women more of an edge than ever. Whether we leverage it to rise up in our careers, start businesses, or make a difference with our dollars, that power is real - and its time to own it.”

– Venus Williams

"Take it from the most powerful woman on Wall Street: our future depends on women. With courage, charisma, and cold hard facts, Sallie Krawcheck shows that instead of playing by the rules men created, it's time for women to rewrite the rules."

– Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of ORIGINALS and GIVE AND TAKE