Nonfiction book on management and leadership, targeted towards women in a technical, men-dominated field?
March 8, 2011 5:49 PM   Subscribe

Can anyone recommend a nonfiction book on management and leadership, targeted towards women in a technical, men-dominated field?

I'm asking this for a friend. Books that she is already aware of include:

"No One Path: Perspectives on Leadership from a Decade of Women in Technology Award Winners
http://www.womenintechnology.org/content.asp?contentid=1021

I also bought a book called "It's Not a Glass Ceiling, It's a Sticky Floor", but that's more about career development than leading in a male-dominated work environment.
http://www.shambaughleadership.com/stickyfloorbook/"
posted by stefnet to Work & Money (5 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
Hardball for Women was written for women leading in male-dominated workplaces. Not specifically technical, but I found a lot of the advice applied in the world of software engineering.
posted by SakuraK at 5:56 PM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is a little different than what you described, but still might be useful for your friend - it's on negotiation skills: Women Don't Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation and Positive Strategies for Change
posted by scrambles at 7:15 PM on March 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


Seconding Hardball for Women. I think it is useful for any workplace, really.
posted by sfkiddo at 10:35 PM on March 8, 2011


Although I hate the title, I found Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman to have useful and relevant advice for me (female engineering manager working in teams that are 80-95% male).
posted by elmay at 10:04 AM on March 9, 2011


Since leadership and management requires the capacity to communicate effectively to and with different cohorts, you might find Deborah Tannen's "You Just Don't Understand; Women and Men in Conversation" useful.
posted by cool breeze at 3:01 PM on March 9, 2011


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