Women at the Top: Powerful Leaders Tell Us How to Combine Work and Family

Women at the Top: Powerful Leaders Tell Us How to Combine Work and Family

Author(s): Diane F. Halpern, Fanny M. Cheung

Published Online: 26 FEB 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405171052

Online ISBN: 9781444305210

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305210

About this Book

Using case studies of top-level women and research in the field, Women at the Top breaks new ground and offers new insight into how women can create dually-successful lives.

  • explores the work histories, motivation, leadership styles, mentors, and family backgrounds of a diverse assortment of top-level women
  • includes the case studies of the President of Old Navy/Gap, the Chairman of Deloitte and Touche, the VP of IBM operations, a Supreme Court Judge in China, President of Legislative Council in Hong Kong, several university presidents, and more
  • weighs the positive effects of multiple roles and positive and negative work-life spill over
  • discusses strategies for success (e.g., scaling back, juggling), the need for social support, and the importance of cultural context

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