Synopses & Reviews
You are not alone. Finally, here is a book that gets to the heart of what professional women want. You've probably been loath to admit it, but like most of us, you have had enough of the sixty-hour workweeks, the day-care dash, and the vacations that never get taken. You don't want to quit, you want to work--but on your own terms and in ways that make it possible to have a life as well.
Women have power. In Womenomics, journalists Shipman and Kay deal in facts, not stereotypes, providing a fresh perspective on the largely hidden power that women have in today's marketplace. Why? Companies with more women managers are more profitable. Women do more of the buying. A talent shortage looms. Younger generations want to work flexibly, too. It all adds up to a workplace revolution that is great news for professional women--not to mention men and businesses as well. As Brenda Barnes, CEO of Sara Lee, notes: Companies need to recognize that this kind of flexibility offers employees the ability to manage and balance their own careers and lives, which in turn improves productivity and employee morale. This new way of thinking and working is all the more valuable in a recession, as companies begin offering flexible schedules, four-day workweeks, and extended vacations as a way to avoid layoffs, save costs, and still reward employees.
It is personal. Womenomics does more than marshal the evidence of this historic shift. It also shows women how to redefine success, be productive, and build satisfying careers that don't require an all-or-nothing lifestyle. Most appealing are the candid personal anecdotes from Shipman's and Kay's own experiences and the stories they have gathered from professional women around the country who are coping with the same issues.
It is possible. Shipman and Kay don't waste time on what women can't do or can't have. Instead, they show women how to chart an empowering, exhilarating course to a richer life. Inspiring, practical, and persuasive, Womenomics offers a groundbreaking blueprint for changing the way you live and work--with advice, guidance, and fact-based support that proves you don't have to do it all to have it all.
WOMENOMICS is the 4-Hour Weekwork for women: a guide that shows every professional woman can work and have time for kids, elderly parents, or that marathon she′s always wanted to run.
Veteran journalists Claire Shipman and Katty Kay marshal the evidence to show how women′s management style is ideally suited to the new business world, resulting in more profitable companies with happier employees. They also show how women can use this power to get what they really want- more time and freedom in their jobs without falling off the professional ladder. Most women will happily trade some responsibility and some cash for more time and freedom in their jobs without falling off the professional ladder. Most women will happily trade some responsibility and some cash for more time-that′s the new currency.
Both positive and practical, WOMENOMICS shows women how to redefine success, be more productive, say no, and find jobs that don′t require an all-or-nothing lifestyle. Shipman and Kay give personal accounts from their own lives- the mistakes as well as the triumphs- and they share the stories of women around the country who have carved out great work-life scenarios. Above all they stay positive, encouraging and humorous.
“A personal, provocative, and challenging book for career women who want less guilt, more life.”
Womenomics, the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller by Claire Shipman and Katty Kay, is an invaluable guide for this generation of professional women, provide knowledgeable advice on how to “Work Less, Achieve More, Live Better.” Shipman and Kay, two TV journalists well acquainted with the stress of the workplace, describe the new economic trends that offer todays overworked working women more professional and personal choices than ever before. At last, you no longer have to do it all to have it all—Womenomics shows you how.
About the Author
Claire Shipman is senior national correspondent for Good Morning America
. Formerly the White House correspondent for NBC News, she has also worked at CNN, where she earned a National Headliners Award, among many other honors.
Katty Kay is the Washington correspondent for BBC World News America. She is a contributor on Meet the Press, Larry King Live, and The Chris Matthews Show, and a regular guest host for Diane Rehm on NPR.