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Damned If She Does, Damned If She Doesn't: Rethinking the Rules of the Game That Keep Women from Succeeding in Business

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Forty-five years after Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique, women have yet to achieve parity with men in the workplace. Men continue to make more money than women, and women’s representation in the higher management ranks continues to lag behind men’s. This book asserts that certain respected rules of business actually work against gender equality. The rules inadvertentl ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 25th 2010 by Prometheus Books (first published January 1st 2010)
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Shelley Wall
Oct 01, 2012 Shelley Wall rated it it was amazing
Yes, it's interesting to read something that confirms what my years in business have proven...and shows that I wasn't imagining the discrepancies. While I never voiced discontent (that would have been a mistake), there was a need for change. And still is.

I think most women in business are taught that to be a team player, you sometimes have to make concessions, take blame when it's not yours "for the cause", and praise the group rather than your own efforts (even if you were the only one in the g
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Brianne
Dec 17, 2010 Brianne rated it it was ok
This book is full of "duh" moments for women participating in corporate positions in the US. However, a majority of the stories are about men. Why is that? I gave it low stars, because I was hoping for some real insight rather than stories that everyone has heard or had to live with. Where's the inspiration? Where's the help to overcome the obstacles? Add a few more paragraphs to each chapter and make this book better.
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