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. 



Winner of the Nautilus Award

Congratulations to author Wendy Wallbridge, whose book Spiraling Upward won two prizes for the 2016 Nautilus Award: gold medal-winner in the "Women" category and silver medal-winner in the "Business & Leadership" category.

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3 Easy Ways to Undermine Change

In Make Waves, author Patti Johnson explores the behaviors and habits essential for starting a successful change. But what about the ways we accidentally undermine our own power for change?

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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.

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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

  • Contextual Embeddedness of Women's Entrepreneurship

    Going Beyond a Gender Neutral Approach

    By Shumaila Yousafzai, Adam Lindgreen, Saadat Saeed, Colette Henry

    Contextual Embeddedness of Women's Entrepreneurship reflects the increasing recognition that female entrepreneurs are the new engines for inclusive and sustainable growth. By 2020, it is estimated that 870 million women will enter the economic mainstream for the first time, which may affect GDP…

    Hardback – 2018-02-28 
    Routledge

  • Gender and the Organization

    Women at Work in the 21st Century

    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 – 2017-10-04 
    Routledge

  • Women Leadership in Emerging Markets

    Featuring 46 Women Leaders

    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
    Routledge

  • Why Women Should Be Taken More Seriously in the Boardroom

    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
    Routledge

  • The Boomerang Principle

    Inspire Lifetime Loyalty from Your Employees

    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
    Routledge

  • Women in Management

    A Framework for Sustainable Work–Life Integration

    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
    Routledge

  • Teach to Work

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

    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
    Routledge

  • The Magnetic Leader

    How Irresistible Leaders Attract Employees, Customers, and Profits

    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
    Routledge

  • Disrupt Yourself

    Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work

    By Whitney L. 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
    Routledge

  • Grace Meets Grit

    How to Bring Out the Remarkable, Courageous Leader Within

    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
    Routledge

  • Women and Sustainability in Business

    A Global Perspective

    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
    Routledge
    Women and Sustainable Business

  • Be the Business

    CIOs in the New Era of IT

    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 – 2016-09-27
    Routledge

  • Athena Rising

    How and Why Men Should Mentor Women

    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 – 2016-09-20
    Routledge

  • Women in Management Worldwide

    Signs of progress, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Ronald J. Burke, Astrid M. Richardsen

      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: these are some of the unprecedented challenges faced by organizations today.More women than men, in…

    Hardback – 2016-08-10
    Gower

  • Making Work and Family Work

    From hard choices to smart choices

    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
    Routledge

  • Women in Agriculture Worldwide

    Key issues and practical approaches

    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
    Routledge
    Women and Sustainable Business

  • Breaking Through Bias

    Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work

    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
    Routledge

  • Unconventional Leadership

    What Henry Ford and Detroit Taught Me About Reinvention and Diversity

    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
    Routledge

  • Gender at Work

    Theory and Practice for 21st Century Organizations

    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
    Routledge

  • Joy of Strategy

    A Business Plan for Life

    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
    Routledge

  • Agility Shift

    Creating Agile and Effective Leaders, Teams, and Organizations

    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
    Routledge

  • No-Drama Leadership

    How Enlightened Leaders Transform Culture in the Workplace

    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
    Routledge

  • Spiraling Upward

    The 5 Co-Creative Powers for Women on the Rise

    By Wendy Wallbridge

    Dual Winner -- 2016 Nautilus Gold Award (Women) and Silver Award (Business & Leadership). Women comprise 51 percent of the world's population, make up over half the workforce, and control 85 percent of consumer decisions. Never before have women been so degreed or so represented as decision…

    Hardback – 2015-04-23
    Routledge

  • Marketing Above the Noise

    Achieve Strategic Advantage with Marketing That Matters

    By Linda J. Popky

    Marketing today is out of control. With all the new marketing techniques accessible to the masses, it's becoming harder and harder to stand out from the crowd. The result is more and more messages, hitting us more often in new and more intrusive ways. For customers, it's a lot of noise. …

    Hardback – 2015-04-16
    Routledge
    100 Cases

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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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