Sheryl Sandberg’s business advice book, Lean In, was heralded as a defining moment in attitudes to women in business. But for all its commercial success, it proposed a model of feminism that was individualistic and unthreatening to capital. In her powerful debut work Lean Out, acclaimed journalist Dawn Foster unpicks how the purportedly feminist message of Sandberg’s book neatly exempts patriarchy, capitalism and business from any responsibility for changing the position of women in contemporary culture. It looks at the rise of a corporate ‘1% feminism’, and at how feminism has been defanged and depoliticised at a time when women have borne the brunt of the financial crash and the gap between rich and poor is widening faster than ever. Surveying business, media, culture and politics, Foster asks whether this ‘trickledown’ feminism offers any material gain for women collectively, or acts as mere window-dressing PR for the corporations who caused the financial crash. She concludes that ‘leaning out’ of the corporate model is a more effective way of securing change than leaning in.
Author: Dawn Foster
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
Category: Social Science
Why aren’t the great, qualified women already in tech being hired or promoted? Should people who don’t fit in seek to join an institution that is actively hostile to them? Does the tech industry deserve women leaders? The split between the stated ideals of the corporate elite and the reality of working life for women in the tech industry—whether in large public tech companies or VC-backed start-ups, in anonymous gaming forums, or in Silicon Valley or Alley—seems designed to crush women’s spirits. Corporate manifestos by women who already fit in (or who are able to convincingly fake it) aren’t helping. There is a high cost for the generation of young women and transgender people currently navigating the harsh realities of the tech industry, who gave themselves to their careers only to be ignored, harassed and disrespected. Not everyone can be a CEO; not everyone is able to embrace a workplace culture that diminishes the contributions of women and ignores real complaints. The very culture of high tech, where foosball tables and endless supplies of beer are de facto perks, but maternity leave and breast-feeding stations are controversial, is designed to appeal to young men. Lean Out collects 25 stories from the modern tech industry, from people who fought GamerGate and from women and transgender artists who have made their own games, from women who have started their own companies and who have worked for some of the most successful corporations in America, from LGBTQ women, from women of color, from transgender people and people who do not ascribe to a gender. All are fed up with the glacial pace of cultural change in America’s tech industry. Included are essays by anna anthropy, Leigh Alexander, Sunny Allen, Lauren Bacon, Katherine Cross, Dom DeGuzman, FAKEGRIMLOCK, Krys Freeman, Gesche Haas, Ash Huang, Erica Joy, Jenni Lee, Katy Levinson, Melanie Moore, Leanne Pittsford, Brook Shelley, Elissa Shevinsky, Erica Swallow, and Squinky. Edited and selected by entrepreneur and tech veteran Elissa Shevinsky, Lean Out sees a possible way forward that uses tech and creative disengagement to jettison 20th century corporate culture: “I’ve figured out a way to create safe space for myself in tech,” writes Shevinsky. “I’ve left Silicon Valley, and now work remotely from home. I adore everyone on my team, because I hired them myself.”
The Struggle for Gender Equality in Tech and Start-Up Culture
Author: Elissa Shevinksy
Category: Social Science
In Deutschland sitzen in den Vorständen der 100 umsatzstärksten Firmen gerade einmal drei Prozent Frauen. International sieht es nicht viel besser aus. Sheryl Sandberg ist COO von Facebook und gehörte davor zur Führungsmannschaft bei Google. Zusammen mit ihrem Mann Dave erzieht sie zwei kleine Kinder. Sie ist eine der wenigen sichtbaren Top-Managerinnen weltweit und ein Vorbild für Frauen aller Generationen. In ihrem Buch widmet sie sich ihrem Herzensthema: Wie können mehr Frauen in anspruchsvollen Jobs an die Spitze gelangen? Sie beschreibt äußere und innere Barrieren, die Frauen den Aufstieg verwehren. Sandberg zeigt, wie jede Frau ihre Ziele erreichen kann.
Frauen und der Wille zum Erfolg
Author: Sheryl Sandberg
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Real Substance Game
More than fifty years since the passage of the Equal Pay Act, the wage gap still hovers at 80 percent. Half a billion dollars are spent annually on corporate diversity programs, yet only 5 percent of CEOs in the Fortune 500 are women. Lean Out is an ambitious attempt to answer the question few dare to ask: What have we gotten wrong about women at work? Based on in-depth research and personal experiences, Lean Out is inspired by the journey of Marissa Orr, a single mom of three trying to succeed in her fifteen-year career at the world’s top tech giants. In an eye-opening account, Orr exposes the systemic dysfunction at the heart of today’s most powerful corporations and how their pursuit to close the gender gap has come at the expense of female well-being. “Fewer women at the top is a clear signal that the system is broken,” says Orr. “With female-dominant strengths such as empathy and consensus-building being the future of business, the headlines forecast that women will dominate the future generations of corporate leaders. But that won’t happen until prescriptions for success stop requiring women to act more like men, mistaking traits such as empathy as signals of weakness.” Lean Out provides a new and refreshingly candid perspective on what it’s really like for today’s corporate underdogs, while challenging modern feminist rhetoric and debunking the belief that everyone has to be the same in order to be equal. Offering compelling new arguments for the reasons more women don’t make it to the top, Lean Out presents a revolutionary path forward, to change the life trajectories of women in the corporate world and beyond.
The Truth About Women, Power, and the Workplace
Author: Marissa Orr
Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership
Category: Business & Economics
Myriad studies have acknowledged that ISO 9001-registered companies outperform non-ISO 9001 registered companies; however, a main finding in many studies has shown that registered companies are performing at the same level regardless of their ISO 9001 registration. While many companies are mandated to be ISO 9001 certified, they are not obtaining the value from it they would like. At the same time there are tens of thousands of companies worldwide participating in a Lean journey modeled after the Toyota Production System - to eliminate waste in their processes. One of the biggest problems organizations have with Lean implementation is sustaining the improvements they make. Author Mike Micklewright believes that implementing Lean and ISO 9001 are two complementary forces that when combined can be a powerful force in driving increased profits for any ISO 9001 registered organization. Use this book in leaning out your Quality Management System processes and provide a spark for your ineffective and sedentary system.
Adding Spark to Your ISO 9001 QMS and Sustainability to Your Lean Efforts
Author: Mike Micklewright
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press
Category: Business & Economics
This is a very dangerous, subversive book by today's standards - daring to discuss the Bill of Rights and the Ten Commandments, the parables of Jesus and the letters of the Apostle Paul in the King James Version of the Holy Bible, and paying respect to the genius of Western Civilization. It begins with my first piece of advice to my daughters: don't "lean in." Ignore the advice of those who put lifestyle and prestige first and urge you to focus most of what you have to offer the world in terms of the pursuit of money. As women-to-be, you have options that many men do not.
Author: Paul Kevin Wood
Category: Family & Relationships
To swim better, we have to swim more efficiently. While good technique is the foundation of efficient swimming, it is difficult to achieve by simply swimming lap after lap. Ongoing stroke problems leave many people feeling unrewarded. Therefore, swimming drills are a fundamental and ongoing element of practice at all levels of the sport. Following the successful book 100 Best Swimming Drills, swimming coach Blythe Lucero has compiled another collection of the most effective swimming drills in 100 More Swimming Drills. The purpose of each drill is clearly defined so a swimmer can focus on a specific goal while practicing. Each drill is explained step by step. Drill Feedback Charts are included to help swimmers identify problems and make modifications. Underwater and surface photographs give swimmers optimal images to emulate as they practice. 100 More Swimming Drills is an excellent resource for coaches and swimmers at any level in the quest for better swimming.
Author: Blythe Lucero
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
Category: Sports & Recreation
Bethenny Frankel, five-time New York Times bestselling author, self-made businesswoman, and media maven, shares her ten rules for relationship success and takes us on an empowering journey to learn how to say yes to love. From running her Skinnygirl business to being a mom and a TV star, Bethenny Frankel appears to have it all. But when it comes to relationships, she is the first to admit that she has failed—a lot. In fact, Bethenny has made every mistake, from calling when she shouldn’t have to misreading signals to staying with a guy for all the wrong reasons. In working through the mistakes, she has gained insight and wisdom about what matters most. Filled with personal stories and the no-nonsense advice she’s known for, New York Times bestseller I Suck at Relationships So You Don’t Have To is the next step on Bethenny’s A Place of Yes journey. She offers an unflinching but ultimately hopeful look at what it takes to find real love including tips on dating, how to trust your gut, avoiding self-sabotage, and much more. It’s easy to give up on romance, to expect the worst, and to doubt yourself, but you shouldn’t be satisfied with a relationship that is mediocre—your relationship can and should be incredible. Using Bethenny’s “A Place of Yes” attitude, you too can find love and a relationship that is more successful, fulfilling, and happier than ever before.
10 Rules for Not Screwing Up Your Happily Ever After
Author: Bethenny Frankel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Pat Severturn says what most of us have thought about our jobs, managers, and employers in this humorous riff on self-help guides. He offers true stories (yes, they really happened) and advice that you'll actually want to follow the next time a boss undermines you or has a ridiculous request. It's a book for disgruntled employees (and aren't we all at times?), workers close to retirement, and fresh meat who haven't yet had their souls destroyed by toxic managers. It will help you do your job-and do it well-while flying under the radar. You will learn how to avoid pointless meetings, how to stay away from micromanagement, and how to stay on track until it's time to retire. Expect to make a good income but have more time for family and friends. You'll feel happier, more relaxed, and-dare we say-excited about going to work. Most call this the allusive work-life balance. It's out there. Pat will help you find it.
(A Love Story)
Author: Pat Severturn
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Es ist fast schon 20 Jahre her, dass in den Produktionsbetrieben plötzlich japanische Ausdrücke wie Kanban und Kaizen die Runde machten. Jeder wollte möglichst schnell auf Lean Production umstellen, um ähnliche Kostenvorteile zu realisieren, wie die Erfinder bei Toyota. Von der Krise gebeutelt erinnert sich so mancher Manager nun an das japanische Wunder.
Schlank durch die Krise
Author: I. Zeilhofer-Ficker
Publisher: GBI Genios Wirtschaftsdatenbank GmbH
Category: Business & Economics
A hilarious travelogue about a group of twenty-somethings who endure Europe's notorious rail transportation. This is a tongue-in-cheek look at life on -- and off -- the train. Readers will laugh right along with these Gen X travelers as they get accosted by undesirables, have their patience tried by uncontrollable kids and, predictably, get arrested through no fault of their own. All aboard for fun.
The Inter-rail Experience
Author: Stewart Ferris,Paul Bassett
Publisher: Summerdale Pub Limited
Publisher: BONFIGLIOLI CONSULTING SRL
Why Women Still Fall off the Corporate Ladder Despite all the talk of diversity and empowerment, women are still falling off corporate ladders like never before. Although women have been graduating in equal numbers to men for almost 40 years, they remain absent in the highest levels in public and private corporations. While individual women go about seeking work-life balance, board members and executives scratch their chins wondering why things are not changing for women. What many leaders do not know Academics have been studying these issues for years and know exactly why women are not advancing and what's really holding them back. They know that woman face significant barriers and biases, they know that many expensive diversity reports are collecting dust on shelves and they can't understand why their data remains hidden. This book is a synthesis of this research, written in plain language. It not only describes the 20 main barriers that women face but also provides 20 specific strategies to be used by any organization wishing to advance women, including: don't fall for the pipeline theorystop telling women to lean innotice the absurd expectations we place on womendon't expect women to be mini-menreject outdated stereotypes Unlike other books that urge women to work harder and smarter, this book focuses on the corporate playing field consisting of the corporate model, workplace cultures and out-dated mindsets. If we really want women to succeed we must stop asking women to change and instead start tackling the very real barriers that are holding women back."
Shatter the Glass Ceiling to Success, Happiness and Work-Life Balance
Author: Maureen F Fitzgerald
Category: Discrimination in employment
This is the first collection of dramatic, first-person accounts of commercial fishing written by the men and women who work in the nation's most dangerous occupation. Nineteen diverse fisher-writers, from the famous to the unknown, take the reader swordfish harpooning on the Georges Banks, winter crabbing in the Bering Sea, sea-urchin diving off Maine, herring fishing in Alaska, shark-harpooning off Scotland and points between. Together, they plumb the extremes of living, working, and sometimes dying at sea, creating the most intensely personal portrait of fishing and fishermen to date. The best writing on commercial fishing is gathered here, blending the voices of such well-known writers as Peter Mathiessen, Gavin Maxwell, Linda Greenlaw, Spike Walker, and John Cole, together with experienced and emerging writers, many of whom have spent much of their lives on the water. With its layers and rich textures, this collection will have strong, enduring appeal to loves of nonfiction. Contributors: Marie Beaver John Cole Michael Crowley Wendy Erd Leslie Leyland Fields Robert Fritchey Joel Gay Linda Greenlaw Seth Harkness Nancy Lord Peter Mathiessen Gavin Maxwell William McCloskey Paul Molyneaux Debra Nielsen Toby Sullivan Martha Sutro Joe Upton Spike Walker
True Stories of Daring, Persistence, and Survival from the Nation's Most Dangerous Profession
Author: Leslie Leyland Fields
Category: Sports & Recreation
If lean manufacturing moves your products through processes faster, and Six Sigma improves their quality, just imagine what combining these two powerful disciplines will do for you! Lean Six Sigma That Works provides the key to transforming your results in any manufacturing environment, giving you detailed, practical processes that let you leave the conference room, and get right to work. A strong and sensible combination of the "why" and the "how," this book gives you a step-by-step improvement plan, plus a thorough understanding of: * cost, cash flow, materials velocity, lead time, balance, waste, and non-value-added processes * value stream mapping and the DMAIC process for solving problems and improving quality profitability * how every form of waste impacts customer satisfaction and the bottom line * and much more Whether you're a seasoned professional, or implementing your first lean sigma project, this invaluable guide offers you a clear path to higher quality, customer loyalty, and increased efficiency.
A Powerful Action Plan for Dramatically Improving Quality, Increasing Speed, and Reducing Waste
Author: Bill Carreira,Bill Trudell
Category: Business & Economics