Women in Business

Trailblazing businesswomen are an inspiration for those who wish to follow in their footsteps. As Estée Lauder once said, "I never dreamed about success. I worked for it." Learn how to find your place and your success in the workforce. 

Why It’s Important To Listen To Women Leaders

Listen to learn, not reply. This is a fundamental rule of active listening. It’s also a key tenant of effective leadership. Female leadership and male leadership.In this article, author Lee Caraher tells us the importance of having women in leadership roles and the insight they share.

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10 Things That Help Millennials Thrive

Google “Millennials at work” and you won’t find much positive commentary – even from Millennials themselves. It’s easy to pile on to the negativity, but it’s unproductive to jump on this bandwagon. A business without a Millennial is a business without a future, so now’s the time to learn how to help Millennials thrive on your team. And you’ll find that when Millennials thrive, so do their older colleagues.

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Going Off-Road

The idea of heading out on our own, beyond where the pavement stops, is so appealing to most of us that automakers have been milking those fantasies for years in hopes of driving more car sales.  Be Bad First author Erika Andersen explains how to go off-roading as an innovator.

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Nitasha Devasar on Women of Substance

We're excited to share with you this video of Taylor & Francis India's managing director Nitasha Devasar on Women of Substance, anew series on Channel NewsAsia highlighting how women leaders are breaking the glass ceiling and doing things differently to forge ahead.


Women, Naturally Better Leaders for the 21st Century

The second  White Paper in a new series on Transpersonal Leadership, looks at the reasons why we have a confluence of women playing a greater role on the world stage in the workplace and the reasons behind some of the cultural barriers that hitherto have kept them from achieving parity at the most senior levels.

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Women in Business Books

  • Evolution of a Corporate Idealist

    When Girl Meets Oil, 1st Edition

    By Christine Bader

    There is an invisible army of people deep inside the world's biggest and best-known companies, pushing for safer and more responsible practices. They are trying to prevent the next Rana Plaza factory collapse, the next Deepwater Horizon explosion, the next Foxconn labor abuses. Obviously, they…

    Hardback – 2018-07-02

  • Contextual Embeddedness of Women's Entrepreneurship

    Going Beyond a Gender Neutral Approach, 1st Edition

    By Shumaila Y. Yousafzi, Adam Lindgreen, Saadat Saeed, Colette Henry

    Contextual Embeddedness of Women’s Entrepreneurship brings together a range of research that provides powerful insights into the influences and restraints within a diverse set of gendered contexts including social, political, institutional, religious, patriarchal, cultural, family, and economic, in…

    Hardback – 2018-03-28

  • Athena Rising

    How and Why Men Should Mentor Women, 1st Edition

    By W. Brad Johnson, David Smith

    Increasingly, new employees and junior members of any profession are encouraged-sometimes stridently-to "find a mentor!" Four decades of research reveals that the effects of mentorship can be profound and enduring; strong mentoring relationships have the capacity to transform individuals and entire…

    Hardback – 2018-03-19

  • Be the Business

    CIOs in the New Era of IT, 1st Edition

    By Martha Heller

    Remember the '70s? Way back then, IT was a mainframe that sat in some room and only a few people had a key. Flash forward a decade, and IT was a limited set of systems irrelevant to the vast majority of employees and customers. But today, all of the sudden, technology belongs to everyone. …

    Hardback – 2017-11-01

  • Gender and the Organization

    Women at Work in the 21st Century, 1st Edition

    By Marianna Fotaki, Nancy Harding

    Discussions of feminism and gender in organizations and management studies, have, with some notable exceptions, become stuck in something of a time-warp. This lies in stark contrast to the developments in the fields of feminism and gender theory more generally. Management and organization studies…

    Paperback – 2017-10-03

  • Women Leadership in Emerging Markets

    Featuring 46 Women Leaders, 1st Edition

    Edited by Shireen Chengadu, Caren Scheepers

    This book focuses on the increase in female leadership over the last fifty years, and the concrete benefits and challenges this leads to in organizations. It moves beyond the typical focus on developed, Western contexts and answers the call for research on how women in emerging markets rise above…

    Paperback – 2017-07-14

  • Why Women Should Be Taken More Seriously in the Boardroom

    1st Edition

    By Barrie Gunter

    Historically, there has been a lack of parity between women and men in senior corporate roles, particularly in major companies with the biggest market capitalisation. This can be partly explained by inequalities of career opportunity and also women’s self-perceptions. Yet there are plenty of…

    Paperback – 2017-04-28

  • The Boomerang Principle

    Inspire Lifetime Loyalty from Your Employees, 1st Edition

    By Lee Caraher

    It is rare today for employees to stay with one organization for the long tenures that were the norm before the Great Recession. In fact, "job hopping" is the new norm, especially for Millennials. In The Boomerang Principle, companies learn how to leverage this fact rather than fear it. By…

    Hardback – 2017-04-11

  • Women in Management

    A Framework for Sustainable Work–Life Integration, 1st Edition

    By Alan T. Belasen

    This book presents a realistic perspective on the paradoxes employees face when navigating work and personal responsibilities for career success. The author answers the critical question of how to achieve sustainable and rewarding work–life integration from a perspective of "both/and" rather than "…

    Paperback – 2017-04-06

  • Teach to Work

    How a Mentor, a Mentee, and a Project Can Close the Skills Gap in America, 1st Edition

    By Patty Alper

    The United States is abundantly rich in adults with "know how." By connecting mentors -- educated adults with expertise and knowledge -- with mentees -- teens and young adults who lack motivation, experience, and role models in their lives -- we can begin to close this gap dramatically. We can…

    Hardback – 2017-03-28

  • The Magnetic Leader

    How Irresistible Leaders Attract Employees, Customers, and Profits, 1st Edition

    By Roberta Chinsky Matuson

    Employees don’t work for companies; they work for people. The more irresistible you are as a leader, the more pull you have for employees to want to stay and for your customers to remain loyal. In The Magnetic Leader, Roberta Matuson asks us to consider that the quality of a company’s leadership is…

    Hardback – 2017-03-14

  • Disrupt Yourself

    Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work, 1st Edition

    By Whitney Johnson

    Thinkers50 Management Thinker of 2015 Whitney Johnson wants you to consider this simple, yet powerful, idea: disruptive companies and ideas upend markets by doing something truly different--they see a need, an empty space waiting to be filled, and they dare to create something for which a market…

    Hardback – 2016-12-19

  • Mogul, Mom, & Maid

    The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman, 1st Edition

    By Liz O'Donnell

    The state of working women has been declared and debated since the days of Rosie the Riveter. The headlines, and the statistics behind them, however, don't tell the whole story. The truth is, many women today are breadwinners; and these breadwinners are struggling. They are caught in a perfect…

    Hardback – 2016-11-22

  • Grace Meets Grit

    How to Bring Out the Remarkable, Courageous Leader Within, 1st Edition

    By Daina Middleton

    There is no mistaking that inequality in the workplace is still prevalent in the form of salary inequity and unequal representation in leadership and board positions. Too often conversations about inequality can lead to men and women believing they are alike. Women and men are not the same,…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18

  • Women and Sustainability in Business

    A Global Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Kiymet Caliyurt

    Women and Sustainability in Business: A Global Perspective, brings together original research from a dozen countries, concerning the issues and challenges facing women in sustainable business. This is a recurrent topic among researchers, regulators, companies and rating agencies. Governments pay…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30
    Women and Sustainable Business

  • Women in Management Worldwide

    Signs of progress, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Ronald J. Burke, Astrid M. Richardsen

    Organizations today are facing unprecedented challenges, including an ageing workforce, potential talent shortages, an increasingly competitive international environment and the need to utilize the talents of the best qualified people, regardless of gender. More women than men, in many cases, are…

    Hardback – 2016-08-10

  • Making Work and Family Work

    From hard choices to smart choices, 1st Edition

    By Jeffrey H. Greenhaus, Gary N. Powell

    Making Work and Family Work investigates the difficult choices that contemporary employees must face when juggling work and family with a view to identifying the smart choices that all parties involved—society, employers, employees and families—should make to promote greater work–life balance.…

    Paperback – 2016-07-26

  • Women in Agriculture Worldwide

    Key issues and practical approaches, 1st Edition

    Edited by Amber J. Fletcher, Wendee Kubik

    Over the past two decades, existing documentation of women in the agricultural sector has surveyed topics such as agricultural restructuring and land reform, international trade agreements and food trade, land ownership and rural development and rural feminisms. Many studies have focused on either…

    Hardback – 2016-07-11
    Women and Sustainable Business

  • Breaking Through Bias

    Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work, 1st Edition

    By Andrea S. Kramer, Alton B. Harris

    More than fifty years after the beginning of the Women's Movement and forty years after passage of Title IX, women are still not "making it" in traditionally male careers. Women start their careers on parity with men but generally end them far earlier, having achieved less status, lower…

    Hardback – 2016-05-17

  • Unconventional Leadership

    What Henry Ford and Detroit Taught Me About Reinvention and Diversity, 1st Edition

    By Nancy M Schlichting

    What does it take to lead the successful turnaround of four consecutive organizations? What does it take to run a $5 billion business in Detroit as the city struggles to emerge from municipal bankruptcy and its worst ongoing crisis ever? What does it take to be a female CEO who has come up against…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01

  • Gender at Work

    Theory and Practice for 21st Century Organizations, 1st Edition

    By Aruna Rao, Joanne Sandler, David Kelleher, Carol Miller

    At a time when some corporate women leaders are advocating for their aspiring sisters to ‘lean in’ for a bigger piece of the existing pie, this book puts the spotlight on the deep structures of organizational culture that hold gender inequality in place. Gender at Work: Theory and Practice for 21st…

    Paperback – 2015-11-23

  • Joy of Strategy

    A Business Plan for Life, 1st Edition

    By Allison Rimm

    Your life is serious business, but who says you can't find joy along the way? As a person with unique gifts to offer, it is your responsibility to use your talents wisely and it is your right to enjoy yourself while doing so. Just as a successful business requires a mission and a plan, so does a…

    Paperback – 2015-10-15

  • Agility Shift

    Creating Agile and Effective Leaders, Teams, and Organizations, 1st Edition

    By Pamela Meyer

    As contrary as it sounds, "planning" -- as we traditionally understand the term--can be the worst thing a company can do. Consider that volatile weather events disrupt trusted supply chains, markets, and promised delivery schedules. Ever-shifting geo-political tensions, as well as internal…

    Hardback – 2015-10-06

  • No-Drama Leadership

    How Enlightened Leaders Transform Culture in the Workplace, 1st Edition

    By Marlene Chism

    Choice. Power. Speed. Today's leaders continually face these forces. But with too many choices, too much power, and too much speed, leaders often make decisions in a heightened state of emotion (and drama). Hasty decisions are often poor ones and in this climate there is no place to hide. Privacy…

    Hardback – 2015-05-28

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Disrupt Yourself by Whitney Johnson

Take it from author Whitney Johnson that one of the highest skills you can showcase on your resume is disruptive innovation.  Stay ahead of the competition by learning how to find success through creative solutions for unidentified problems. Find out more about this title here.

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