Speak Up, Speak Out (HBR Women at Work Series)

Book description

Make yourself heard.

When women we admire such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg advised, "Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes" and Vice President Kamala Harris has to remind a room full of men, "I'm speaking," it can feel as though having our own voices heard at work is a lost cause. Whether we're confronting a colleague about an inappropriate comment or trying to avoid being talked over (again!) by a male colleague, we can find ways to have our voices heard at work.

Speak Up, Speak Out helps readers use their voices more effectively to raise issues large and small. From addressing sexual harassment to handling microagressions to breaking through subconscious gendered conversational patterns, you'll find research, advice, and practical tips to help you move forward.

This book will inspire you to:

  • Prepare for the most common scenarios you'll encounter
  • Address and redirect an inappropriate conversation
  • Step in when you witness questionable behavior
  • Break ingrained conversational habits like apologizing and complimenting
  • Deal with interrupters and overspeakers
  • Know when to engage—and how to respond

The HBR Women at Work series spotlights the real challenges and opportunities women experience throughout their careers. With interviews from the popular podcast of the same name and related articles, stories, and research, these books provide inspiration and advice for taking on topics at work like inequity, advancement, and building community. Featuring detailed discussion guides, this series will help you spark important conversations about where we're at and how to move forward.

Product information

  • Title: Speak Up, Speak Out (HBR Women at Work Series)
  • Author(s): Harvard Business Review, Francesca Gino, Amy Jen Su, Laura Morgan Roberts, Ella F. Washington
  • Release date: February 2022
  • Publisher(s): Harvard Business Review Press
  • ISBN: 9781647822231