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Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know

by Joan C. Williams and Rachel Dempsey

“Joan Williams and Rachel Dempsey clearly and vividly detail the double standards and the dead ends that so many women face in the workplace. Fortunately, the authors also provide easy-to-follow strategies to counter these scenarios. This book can help women claim their seat at the table and lean in to their careers.”

– Sheryl Sandberg

“If you’re a working woman searching for the best pocket guide to success at work,here it is. Prove-It-Again, the Tightrope, The Maternal Wall, the Tug of War, Double Jeopardy—the distinguished scholar Joan Williams and her daughter guide women through each of these sticky wickets. Their invaluable advice is no substitute for broader changes in the workplace, they note, but it can help position more women to accomplish that change.”

– Arlie Hochschild, author of The Outsourced Self and So How’s the Family? and other essays

“Williams and Dempsey provide the essential bridge between research findings on prejudice and discrimination and the problems that women experience at work. Solutions exist, and these authors present them. What Works for Women at Work is a must-read book for everyone committed to creating gender-fair workplaces.”

– Alice H. Eagly, author of Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders

“This book is a must-read for any woman who is feeling frustrated or thwarted in her attempts to advance at work. Williams and Dempsey balance deeply personal accounts with practical guidance. With candor and humor, they address the nuances and risks of generally accepted advice and recommend concrete strategies and clear action plans to help women succeed.”

– Amy Schulman, General Counsel, Pfizer Inc.