More than fifty trailblazing executive women who broke the corporate glass ceiling offer inspiring and surprising insights and lessons in this essential, in-the-trenches career guide from Joann S. Lublin, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and management news editor for The Wall Street Journal.Read more...
More than fifty trailblazing executive women who broke the corporate glass ceiling offer inspiring and surprising insights and lessons in this essential, in-the-trenches career guide from Joann S. Lublin, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and management news editor for The Wall Street Journal.
Among the first female reporters at The Wall Street Journal, Joann S. Lublin faced a number of uphill battles in her career. She became deputy bureau chief of the Journal's important London bureau, its first run by women. Now, she and dozens of other women who successfully navigated the corporate battlefield share their valuable leadership lessons.
Lublin combines her fascinating story with insightful tales from more than fifty women who reached the highest rungs of the corporate ladder--most of whom became chief executives of public companies --in industries as diverse as retailing, manufacturing, finance, high technology, publishing, advertising, automobiles, and pharmaceuticals. Leaders like Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, as well as Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, and Brenda Barnes, former CEO of Sara Lee, were the first women to run their huge employers. Earning It reveals obstacles such women faced as they fought to make their mark, choices they made, and battles they won--and lost.
Lublin chronicles the major milestones and dilemmas of the work world unique to women, providing candid advice and practical inspiration for women of all ages and at every stage of their careers. The extraordinary women we meet in the pages of Earning It and the hard-won lessons they share provide a compelling career compass that will help all women reach their highest potential without losing a meaningful personal life.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-06-27
- Reviewer: Staff
As the Wall Street Journal’s management news editor, Lublin has been in the trenches of a male-dominated business world; here she conducts 52 entertaining, if familiar, interviews with successful women about their own experiences in this biased environment. Lublin was the first female summer intern for the Journal’s Washington, D.C., bureau and was in for a rude awakening when her boss walked her out on her last day—and kissed her on the lips. Other indignities followed: for instance, when covering events at private business clubs that barred women, she was forced to use a special door in the back of the building. The women interviewed here, many of whom report similar obstacles, come across as trailblazers who have showed great courage in the face of great odds. Their stories cover pushing for top roles, being in the right place at the right time, handling sexual harassment, righting pay disparity, taking risks, managing men, and deputizing male champions. There are few revelations, but readers looking for stories from women who have succeeded in spite of sexism will find a plethora here. Agent: Karen Gantz, Karen Gantz Zahler Literary Management. (Oct.)