CHAPTER TWO

what we really want

Right about now, juiced up on all of that power you didn’t know you had, you probably feel like grabbing your bayonet and heading for the boardroom. Some of you may want to seize—finally—that CEO’s chair, or grab other ruling positions. Most of us, though, are after something even more elusive—freedom, time, control. A sane work life.

It’s something we’ve long been afraid to demand. Afraid because we didn’t know we could demand it—we didn’t know all that stuff about our market power. But also afraid because even discussing the subject seemed risky—we’d look like slackers for raising it. And afraid because of what the lack of discussion implies—that women of our sentiment must be few and far between.

Well—guess ...

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