Friday, June 5, 2009

Your Personal Economic Power

Title: Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success
Author: Claire Shipman & Katty Kay
Publisher: Harper Business
Genre: Non-Fiction, Business
Pages: 256
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Authors Website


You are not alone. Finally, here is a book that gets to the heart of what professional women really want. You have had enough of sixty-hour workweeks, the day care dash, and the vacations that never get taken. You want to work, but on your own terms.
Women have power. In Womenomics, journalists Shipman and Kay deal in facts. Companies with more women managers are more profitable and report higher levels of employee satisfaction. With a new generation of women who are demanding more flexible ways to work, you have a workplace revolution that is great news for professional women and for businesses alike.
It is personal. Womenomics shows women how to redefine success, be more productive, and have more satisfying careers that don’t require an all-or-nothing lifestyle.
It is possible. Shipman and Kay show women how to chart an empowering, exhilarating course to a richer life. Inspiring, practical, and persuasive, Womenomics offers a groundbreaking blueprint for changing the way you live and work—with advice, guidance, and fact-based support that proves you don’t have to do it all to have it all.

My Review:
I've been slowly working through Womenomics for a few weeks, not because it is a difficult or uninteresting book to read, but because I want to ensure that I am understanding the evidence and the strategies that the authors are offering. Packed with powerful research Womenomics clearly demonstrates what we've known for years, Women are more valuable in the workplace than we often give ourselves credit for. Womenomics will show you where your power lies and how to put it to use to achieve the work - live balance you desire.
A great book for women already in the rat race or thinking of getting in. I also happen to think it would make an excellent college graduation gift -- with that ever important cash tucked inside too.

Disclosure: In exchange for reading and reviewing this book I received a review copy of the book for my bookshelf.