Career Perspectives from Workplace Leaders
Edited By Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, Courtney L. Vien and Caroline Molina-Ray
Women Lead is an in-depth examination of women’s role in today’s workplace. Drawing on interviews with nearly 200 women leaders, and survey responses from more than 3000 male and female managers, the book explains 21st-century career trends and provides practical advice to help women excel in the new world of work. Readers will discover facts, figures, and real-life stories about leadership, education, and career planning, and learn how women are using negotiation, networking, and other collaborative practices to lead their organizations into the future.
Introduction: Navigating a Changing Workforce in the Woman’s Century
Navigating a Changing Workforce in the Woman’s Century
Will the 21st century be the century of the woman? Consider these statistics:
• Women make up half the US workforce and hold 51.4% of all managerial and professional jobs and almost half of all banking and insurance jobs.1
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