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Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success

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I believe that when it comes to women and work, there isn’t one right answer. The only person who can create a life you’ll love is you.
Our grandmothers fought for the right to work. Our mothers fought for the choice to be in an office or stay at home. Our generation is the first to fully embrace and celebrate the fact our lives are multidimensional. Thanks to the women
Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Published May 2nd 2017 by Portfolio
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Lauren Cecile
May 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
Zero stars!
Thumbed through it at Barnes & Noble. How insulting for an heiress to compile a list of sentiments from other people and call it an instruction book for working women.
The idea that she can be inspiring or motivating is absurd and I can't imagine who would plunk down $25 for this simplistic, disingenuous, cut 'n' paste tripe.
Really!? An American "aristocrat" who can snap her fingers or ring a bell to have anything done for her (including raise her kids), has advice for the "everywoman
May 03, 2017 marked it as thats-a-no-from-me-dawg
Step 1: Be born extremely rich

The end.
Christine PNW
This is really nothing more than my unedited ramblings that someone like Ivanka Trump had the temerity to publish a book called "Rewriting the Rules for Success."

Honey, you didn't "rewrite" anything. In order to need to rewrite the rules for success, that would imply that some sort of rules actually applied to you. Au contraire - you've never been subject to "rules" in your entire life. A better title for this book would be "Billionaire Daughters Who Benefit: Suspending, Evading and Transcending
Diane Yannick
May 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
In order to rate this book I have to admit that I read it. Not easy to do but there you have it. What Ivanka has managed to do successfully is write the textbook for white entitlement. Yet, she doesn't have any idea because she simply loves her own repetitive, cliched voice. She hasn't the slightest notion that she isn't speaking to a captive audience enthralled with every morsel that comes out of her golden mouth.

It's all about women "architecting" their own lives. The use of that word is as f
May 03, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: never-ever-ever

I thought this book was all about women who actually work, you know, like her nanny, chef, housekeeper, chauffeur, gardener, assistant and maid.

Oh ... wait.

Nope. It isn't!!!
Susan E
May 03, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: not-for-me
Let's be realistic for a moment. Ms. Trump is a celebrity. She is very good at being famous, and wealthy, and being part of a business-focused family. The idea that she faces the same challenges as most working parents is laughable. Rewriting the rules for success? Is that even possible when you can afford to have other people take care of your family while you create clothing accessories that are appealing mostly because of your famous name? If Ms. Trump had been an hourly worker trying to surv ...more
Clumsy Storyteller
May 25, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: stay-away-shelf
Thank you Ivanka, we appreciate your "Hard work" in googling inspirational quotes. ...more
Kristen Jiannotti
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Originally, I was not going to write a review on this book simply because I felt as though people would harass me. However, the reviews that it is currently getting are not positive, and I would like to give my opinion for those who actually don't care that she is the President's daughter.

Anybody has the reason to be skeptical of this work simply because she was raised privileged. However, she never once denies that she had resources growing up. Her mother was a developer of real estate and her
May 03, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: no-no-please-no
A slap in the face insult to intelligent, hard working women everywhere, this is the literary equivalent of those awful cheap looking knockoff "designs" she peddles. Meaningless platitudes from someone who knows less than nothing about actually working for anything, and who has the self awareness of a blob of chewed gum. ...more
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved Ivanka's voice in this book. She is passionate about the "multidimensional woman" who has varying interests in family, career, and hobbies.
I loved that she addressed full time working women to stay at home mommas and everything in between.
Her whole message was to promote women doing what's best for their individual lives.
I found her authentic and very inspiring. As a woman who would love to one day have a small creative business, I picked up many tips and will probably be referencing
Tj Borders
May 03, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book was obviously written by someone who never had to actually do any of the things she offers advise on. Being handed her career, with no promotions needed, seriously. If not for stealing other people's quotes, there would be nothing worth reading here. ...more
May 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Great book ! Everyone should read this book. I saw a lot of Hate filled negative comments. What hate filled hypocrites and bigots they are.
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it

Many of these reviews are from haters. I am a proud Trump Supporter, GOP, and mix gal!
If you that much venom and ill will hate for us conservatives gals, then do not read books by conservatives gals.

I only gave it 4 stars because some people she use for quotes I do not like. Regardless, I understand why she did. This book gives hope and guidance to reach our dreams. It reminds us what is truly important in life and values of family. If your a liberal gal who does not have that nasty hate
May 03, 2017 rated it did not like it
Don't give this woman any more money what could she possibly know about the real world? ...more
May 05, 2017 rated it did not like it
WARNING: This is a bit of a political rant. I do not support Ms Trump or any of her family. I did not read this book.

This is a self-help book, all right; helping Ms Trump's profits. Her idea of success involves many millions more dollars than most of the women in the US earn. She doesn't take care of her kids, she doesn't drive to work; she has a TEAM.
Ivanka describes how much she valued having a standing Wednesday lunch date with her daughter before she started kindergarten. “She came into the
May 04, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: burn-instead
What the fudge do you know about working?
Vowelor Books
Jan 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Women Who Work is Ivanka Trump's second book in which she talks about various subjects from finding opportunities to negotiating; from shuffling career to starting companies and much more. The complete name of this inspiring book is Women Who Work: Rewriting Rules for Success by Ivanka Trump, the daughter of American President Donald Trump.

In her book Women Who Work, Ivanka Trump gives insights on managing work and family together which is a major issue in the life of Women who work. Ivanka has
K. A. O'Neil
May 04, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fuck-this-book
She's using her name to sell you garbage. ...more
Jessica Jones
For the extremely wealthy, white, blonde, thin, power-hungry and out of touch Ivanka to write a book about success is a slap in the face to real working women. She is pretentious, and is actively playing a part in a Republican war on women. There is nothing she can teach women other than being an example of a truly horrible person.
Whatever she does, please do the opposite so that our planet and our humanity have a chance for survival.
Андрей Раяновский
this is an apolitical self-help book aimed at female entrepreneurs, specifically mothers
Steven Struhl
May 03, 2017 rated it did not like it
The cliche ridden ramblings of the completely spoiled and dishonest offspring of a family of great wealth. This woman's head is filled with something fouler, yet lighter than air. Just open to any page to learn how being born with millions is the key to becoming wealthy, at least when added to copious amounts of dishonesty with others and oneself. Think of all the downtrodden women working in Asian sweatshops producing Ivanka-wear while reading it as well. Empowerment! ...more
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you are a woman who works, you should read this book. Incredibly helpful tips on finding your career direction, finding a support network, managing a team and your own priorities effectively, and becoming a leader. It's a shame that this book may not be given a chance because of a certain man's current presidency. Let's all try to put our political leanings aside, and focus on the real mission here: women who work. ...more
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book for me is on par with Amy Poehler's 'Yes Please' because instead of painting women as the 'victims of the patriarchy' Ivanka is honest about attitudes toward working women today, which are largely positive (in developed countries where SJWs mostly come from) but just need a little refining. For example, she clearly shows how the wage gap is a myth with information such as that women ask for raises and promotions 86% less often than their male counterparts and men apply for jobs that th ...more
Breakfast & Bookmarks
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Women Who Work was filled with great inside information from a business owner's point of view and what they look for in employees. This is incredibly helpful to those in job search. There was also a ton of information and advice for people.of both genders who will find it helpful if starting up a business or moving up in the corporate world. ...more
May 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
Reads like a giant pat on the back of the privileged. Self-congratulatory, this collection of banal platitudes is confusing in that the author clearly doesn't know who her readers are. The vast majority of "women who work" could not relate to this marketing scheme cum policy position Ms. Trump espouses. For that reason, this book is tone deaf and so earnestly tone deaf I'm left wondering who the heck she thought her audience would be? The notion Ms. Trump truly understands the trials and challen ...more
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
Great book - the reviewers who gave it one star are doing a disservice to a well written book with ideas that would be valuable to all women.
I have definitely taken some great ideas from it.
As women we should support each other and not tear each other down.
Christin Edge
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Let me preface this review by saying this is not a political book with a hidden agenda! I have always respected the work ethic, dialog, and classy lifestyle of Ivanka Trump. Being born into a wealthy family, she could have easily slipped into a Kardashian lifestyle, but instead took the high route and sets a phenomenal example for working women everywhere. The purpose of this books is to embrace the multidimensional lives women now lead as working mothers, and how to change the cultural stigma a ...more
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
She had me until the very end. The book is well written and even empowering at some points. But then she started advocating for very liberal laws. The book overall was super liberal. This makes all the negative reviews even more ironical.

I liked all the stuff she talked about until she said she wanted to use the federal government to force companies to offer benefits her company offers. Way against any of my principles.

I encourage everyone to read the book before they rate it. This book is not
Lisa Davis
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing gave me some pointers that I could use in my life
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Ivanka Marie Trump is an American businesswoman, socialite, heiress, and fashion model. The daughter of Ivana and Donald Trump, she is Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions at the The Trump Organization. Before joining the family business she worked for Forest City Enterprises, and joined forces with Dynamic Diamond Corp., a diamond trading company sightholder, to design and intro ...more

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