HBR Guide for Women at Work (HBR Guide Series)

Book description

Make your career what you want it to be.

Women regularly face unfair challenges in the workplace--from being passed over for promotion to being ignored in conversation. Unconscious bias and negative assumptions are working against them. As a woman, how can you break through these barriers and get what you want from your career?

The HBR Guide for Women at Work will help you identify and overcome the factors that are holding you back. It provides practical tips and advice so you can face gender stereotypes head-on, make yourself visible when opportunities arise, and demonstrate your leadership skills.

You'll learn to:

  • Speak up in meetings in a way that ensures your ideas will be heard
  • Wield influence by building the right relationships
  • Advocate for yourself--and for what you want
  • Align yourself with mentors and sponsors to support your growth
  • Show passion without being perceived as "too emotional"
  • Create your unique vision as a leader

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Harvard Business Review Guides
  3. Title Page
  4. HBR Press Quantity Sales Discounts
  5. Copyright
  6. What You’ll Learn
  7. Contents
  8. Introduction
  9. Section One. Make Yourself Visible
    1. 1. Why You Aren’t Noticed for Your Accomplishments
    2. 2. Disrupt Yourself—and the Way You Work
    3. 3. Develop and Promote Your Personal Brand
  10. Section Two. Communicate with Confidence
    1. 4. How Women’s Ways of Talking Differ from Men’s
    2. 5. Women, Find Your Voice
    3. 6. Show Passion at Work Without Seeming “Emotional”
    4. 7. To Seem Confident, You Must Be Seen as Warm
  11. Section Three. Build a Network of Support
    1. 8. Three Ways Women Can Rethink Office Politics
    2. 9. You Need Many Mentors, Not Just One
    3. 10. The Right Way to Find a Career Sponsor
    4. 11. Break Out of the Girls’ Club
    5. 12. Make Yourself Safe for Sponsorship
  12. Section Four. Position Yourself for Leadership
    1. 13. “Feminine” Values Can Give Leaders an Edge
    2. 14. The Upside and Downside of Collaborative Leadership
    3. 15. Women and the Vision Thing
    4. 16. Finding Your True Self at Work
  13. Section Five. Negotiate for What You Want
    1. 17. Why Women Don’t Negotiate Their Job Offers
    2. 18. Having the Here’s-What-I-Want Conversation with Your Boss
    3. 19. Negotiate for Yourself When People Don’t Expect You To
    4. 20. How to Respond When You’re Asked to Help
  14. Section Six. Navigate Difficult Situations
    1. 21. How Stay-at-Home Parents Can Transition Back to Work
    2. 22. How to React to a Biased Performance Review
    3. 23. Responding to an Offensive Comment at Work
    4. 24. What to Do If You’ve Been Sexually Harassed
    5. 25. Older Women Are Being Forced Out of the Workforce
  15. Section Seven. Advice for Leaders and Managers
    1. 26. Reframe Diversity by Teaching Inclusivity to All
    2. 27. Tackle Bias in Your Company Without Making People Defensive
    3. 28. The Men Who Mentor Women
    4. 29. Stop “Protecting” Women from Challenging Work
  16. Index

Product information

  • Title: HBR Guide for Women at Work (HBR Guide Series)
  • Author(s): Harvard Business Review
  • Release date: October 2018
  • Publisher(s): Harvard Business Review Press
  • ISBN: 9781633693371