Books on career advice for women
March 22, 2013 6:29 AM Subscribe
Lately I've been exploring books along the lines of "career advice for women," specifically to explore why I've been having trouble making myself heard effectively in my current work environment. I've found a couple of books that made me go "wow, I wish someone had given me this advice when I was 20" and now I'm wondering what else I'm missing.
posted by sldownard to work & money (8 answers total) 43 users marked this as a favorite
I've been reading "Hardball for Women" and "Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office," and "Women Don't Ask" is next up in the queue. "Hardball for Women," while mired in a mildly troubling 80s-era "men are all aggro power-mongers who only respond in sports metaphor, but women like to make cookies and talk it out, with hugs!" framing, has had several light-bulb moments for me, and "Nice Girls" has been a non-stop progression of facepalming because I see myself reflected in so many of the "101 mistakes." The success I'm having in just starting out to apply things from these two books has made me really want to investigate what else is out there.
So, what other useful books or resources have I missed out on while spending my entire career in a male-dominated field in often male-dominated industries, with a lack of successful female figures to learn from? I'd be especially interested in recommendations for learning how to handle negotiation better, since that sends me straight to Awkward Town every time.