Claire Shipman is a correspondent for ABC News and Good Morning America, covering politics, international affairs, and women's issues. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, two children, and a new puppy.
This collaboration between broadcasting powerhouses Shipman and Kay gives career women explicit permission to demand the balance that's been missing in their lives. The authors assert that after decades of trying to outdo men or fighting the "Mommy Wars" in the office trenches of the 1980s and 1990s, women have gained enough corporate clout to start changing the workplace to suit their needs. Shipman and Kay review the depth of women's influence as consumers and earners, maintaining that their power gives them the right and the ability to ask for flexibility in their work lives, to negotiate assertively and effectively, to say no and to give up the guilt associated with getting their needs met. Through Shipman and Kay's own stories of struggling with demanding work and home lives and anecdotes from other working mothers, the authors make a convincing argument that with some mental and emotional effort, women can create their ideal work and home lives. Filled with pragmatic and optimistic steps, this book will inspire readers to set in motion a flexibility-driven business revolution that can benefit all women and men, families and workforces. (June) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
"A personal, provocative and challenging book for career women who want less guilt, more life." -- Diane Sawyer "Womenomics describes the workplace trend that finally makes it possible for women to be successful and sane at the same time. And happily, it's a recession-friendly formula. -- Tina Brown, founder, The Daily Beast "Shipman and Kay have issued a rallying cry for women that is also a wake-up call for men. Our wives, daughters, sisters, and mothers are reshaping business as we know it. And that can make us all better off." -- Daniel H. Pink, author of A Whole New Mind "Without wasted words, Shipman and Kay provide practical suggestions for how you can take charge of your career with courage and confidence." -- Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office "Womenomics makes a compelling statement about the financial impact women can have in the workplace and offers valuable ideas for capitalizing on this trend, even in this economic climate." -- Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook "Buy a copy of Womenomics for yourself, your best friend, your daughter, your star employee, and even your boss." -- Cathie Black, president, Hearst Magazines and author of Basic Black "Employers should be listening to what talented women want and use this book to hold up their end of the bargain, so that the best and brightest can have both a job and a life." -- Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, and author of Confidence "Every woman who's ever been knocked off course in the quest to have the elusive 'all' should run out and buy this book today!" -- Dee Dee Myers, former White House press secretary and author of Why Women Should Rule the World