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The Resource Breaking with tradition : women and work, the new facts of life, Felice N. Schwartz with Jean Zimmerman

Breaking with tradition : women and work, the new facts of life, Felice N. Schwartz with Jean Zimmerman

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Breaking with tradition : women and work, the new facts of life
Title
Breaking with tradition
Title remainder
women and work, the new facts of life
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Felice N. Schwartz with Jean Zimmerman
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Why do female MBA candidates slip off their wedding rings before going to job interviews? Why do men--with working wives--still feel the inexorable pressure of being the financial support of the family? Why does the number of men who think women have an equal chance keep going up while women feel they are standing still?" "For over thirty years, Felice Schwartz has worked for women's advancement in the workplace. She is the founder of Catalyst, an organization dedicated to that purpose, and the author of the Harvard Business Review article that touched off the controversial "Mommy Track Debate" and exposed the hidden barriers to women's career growth." "Now, in Breaking with Tradition, she tackles the big picture and reveals what life is really like for women in corporations, professional firms, and academic and public institutions; how unexpressed conflicts still undermine two-paycheck marriages; and how the bottom line of corporate America suffers when women's real needs are ignored ... or sabotaged by old traditions and views." "She begins with two stunning observations. A conspiracy of silence stifles discussion of obstacles to women's advancement. And women and men are different in the workplace--the immutable difference being women have babies. Put these two facts together and one begins to understand why top management in American corporations is nearly all male and why most women who aspire to the highest level in corporate positions or professional partnerships stay childless and single."
  • "Felice Schwartz explains why this is not only detrimental to women and men, their marriages, and their children, but why it is bad for business. She backs up her views with hard dollars and cents figures along with information gathered during Catalyst's many years of working in the field with major corporations. Most of all, she offers business leaders a battery of solutions: ways to manage maternity, the institutionalization of flexible work arrangements, a new corporate structure to replace the outmoded pyramid, and much more." "Breaking with Tradition dares to put the hidden agendas and issues "on the table" and by doing so, makes an eloquent argument for a total metamorphosis of the corporate way of life. The bottom line, says Schwartz, is that family issues are work issues; and all problems are remedial. Clear-sighted, provocative, and ultimately optimistic, this book will undoubtably stimulate discussion and debate and provide the essential groundwork for building a true partnership between women and their employers, between women and their families, and among women themselves."--Jacket
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Schwartz, Felice N
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6060.65.U5
LC item number
S39 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Zimmerman, Jean
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  • Sexual division of labor
  • Dual-career families
  • Working mothers
  • Parenting
  • Prejudice
  • Salaries and Fringe Benefits
  • Women, Working
  • Career Mobility
  • Gender Identity
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Breaking with tradition : women and work, the new facts of life, Felice N. Schwartz with Jean Zimmerman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Breaking the Silence. Ch. 1. The Riddle of the Rings. An Imperfect Strategy. Career Suicide. Just Do It. Playing Tricks With Reality. In a Box. Ch. 2. The Conspiracy of Silence. A Tale from the Front. A Two-Sided Coin. Origins of the Silence. Ch. 3. What Aren't We Talking About? Women Have Babies. The Macro Effect of Being a Parent. The Separate Shifts of Men and Women. The Corrosive Corporate Environment. The Disproportionate Attrition of Women. Ch. 4. Public Progress, Private Pain. The Generations of Women. My Mother's Generation. The Class of 1945. The Job Seekers. The Career Questers. Career Or Family? The Current Scene: Wanting It All. Ch. 5. The "Mommy Track": Anatomy of a Reaction. The New Facts of Life. The Opening of the Floodgates. The Media. The Professional Advocates. Individual Women. Epilogue -- pt. II. Springboard for Change. Ch. 6. The Demographic Imperative. The Fertility-Work Force Connection. A Woman's Place Is in the Work Force. Other Trends Going for Women. Reason to Believe -- pt. III. Women as a Business Imperative. Ch. 7. The Cost of Burying Women's Talent. The Range of Employer Responses to Women. One Company's Experience. Why Corporate Leaders Miss the Point. The Current Impact of These Beginnings. Picturing the Pyramid of the Past. Creating the Pyramid of the Present. Professional Firms as a Vanguard of Change. The Next Step ... Ch. 8. Leveling the Playing Field. Understanding the Differences. Questions of Difference. Managing Maternity. Instituting Flexibility and Family Supports. Providing the Balance. Improving the Corporate Environment. Ch. 9. Elevating the Field. The Bell Curve of Individual Choice. The Huge Narrowing Highway to the Top. Expand Your Gaze Beyond the Driven. Repopulate the Highway to the Top. Replace the Pyramid With a Jungle Gym. One World Out of Two -- pt. IV. The Irrelevance of Gender. Ch. 10. Breaking with the Past. Becoming Self-Determinate. New Options. Through the Transition. The Truth About the Wage Gap. The Danger of Inertia. Defining Goals and Making Trade-Offs. Ch. 11. Essential Trade-offs, Unexpected Rewards. Some Basic Career Realities. Time, Productivity, and Advancement. Business Rituals. Drive, Focus, and Risk Taking. Thinking About Family Priorities. The Pressures on Parents and Children. Choosing How We Raise Our Kids. New Roles: Two Stories. Shared Roles for Men and Women. What About Men? Raising the Questions -- Conclusion: Looking to the Future
Control code
24538936
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780446516006
Lccn
91050418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1458820
Label
Breaking with tradition : women and work, the new facts of life, Felice N. Schwartz with Jean Zimmerman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Breaking the Silence. Ch. 1. The Riddle of the Rings. An Imperfect Strategy. Career Suicide. Just Do It. Playing Tricks With Reality. In a Box. Ch. 2. The Conspiracy of Silence. A Tale from the Front. A Two-Sided Coin. Origins of the Silence. Ch. 3. What Aren't We Talking About? Women Have Babies. The Macro Effect of Being a Parent. The Separate Shifts of Men and Women. The Corrosive Corporate Environment. The Disproportionate Attrition of Women. Ch. 4. Public Progress, Private Pain. The Generations of Women. My Mother's Generation. The Class of 1945. The Job Seekers. The Career Questers. Career Or Family? The Current Scene: Wanting It All. Ch. 5. The "Mommy Track": Anatomy of a Reaction. The New Facts of Life. The Opening of the Floodgates. The Media. The Professional Advocates. Individual Women. Epilogue -- pt. II. Springboard for Change. Ch. 6. The Demographic Imperative. The Fertility-Work Force Connection. A Woman's Place Is in the Work Force. Other Trends Going for Women. Reason to Believe -- pt. III. Women as a Business Imperative. Ch. 7. The Cost of Burying Women's Talent. The Range of Employer Responses to Women. One Company's Experience. Why Corporate Leaders Miss the Point. The Current Impact of These Beginnings. Picturing the Pyramid of the Past. Creating the Pyramid of the Present. Professional Firms as a Vanguard of Change. The Next Step ... Ch. 8. Leveling the Playing Field. Understanding the Differences. Questions of Difference. Managing Maternity. Instituting Flexibility and Family Supports. Providing the Balance. Improving the Corporate Environment. Ch. 9. Elevating the Field. The Bell Curve of Individual Choice. The Huge Narrowing Highway to the Top. Expand Your Gaze Beyond the Driven. Repopulate the Highway to the Top. Replace the Pyramid With a Jungle Gym. One World Out of Two -- pt. IV. The Irrelevance of Gender. Ch. 10. Breaking with the Past. Becoming Self-Determinate. New Options. Through the Transition. The Truth About the Wage Gap. The Danger of Inertia. Defining Goals and Making Trade-Offs. Ch. 11. Essential Trade-offs, Unexpected Rewards. Some Basic Career Realities. Time, Productivity, and Advancement. Business Rituals. Drive, Focus, and Risk Taking. Thinking About Family Priorities. The Pressures on Parents and Children. Choosing How We Raise Our Kids. New Roles: Two Stories. Shared Roles for Men and Women. What About Men? Raising the Questions -- Conclusion: Looking to the Future
Control code
24538936
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780446516006
Lccn
91050418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1458820

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