This month, we got in some fantastic books about Women and the Workplace. You may place a hold on any Career Center book through the East Baton Rouge Parish Library website.
Nice Girls Still Don’t Get the Corner Office: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make that Sabotage Their Careers
by Lois P. Frankel, PhD
Although things have come a long way toward gender equality in the workplace within the past 50 years, there is still a sharp imbalance at the very top: only 4% of Fortune 500 CEOs are female. In this updated edition to her New York Times bestseller, executive coach Lois Frankel examines the reasons women have such difficulty reaching the top levels of their careers. She discusses a distinctive set of behaviors which women learn in girlhood that ultimately sabotage their career growth, and offers suggestions for how to be less of a “nice girl” and more of a confident professional.
How Exceptional Black Women Lead: Unlocking the Secrets to Phenomenal Success in Career and in Life
by Avis A. Jones-Deweever, PhD
Black women can face unique challenges in the workplace, being discriminated against on two fronts. For this reason, it can be difficult for many black women to aspire to career success as leaders in their fields. Yet there is reason to take heart. This book contains perspectives and advice from 70 exceptional black women leaders across diverse industries. These stories, combined with research data, offer strategies, techniques, and inspiration for black women seeking to rise to the top.
Rocking Your Role: The “How to” Guide to Success for Female Breadwinners
by Jenny Garrett
Female breadwinners can face a bit of a quandary when it comes to their families. Although it’s great to be successful, there’s a taboo on out-earning one’s husband. This book helps unpack everything that goes along with being a female breadwinner – the guilt, the resentment from the spouse, the judgment from the neighbors, the fear of being a bad mom, the exhaustion of trying to do it all – and offers ideas for coping and thriving.
Written by Lynnette Lee