- Title: Women Who Don't Wait in Line: Break the Mold, Lead the Way
- Author: Reshma Saujani
- ISBN: 9780544027787
- Page: 271
- Format: Hardcover
There s never been a better time to be woman We live in an era when girls are told they can do anything So why aren t we seeing women rising to the top ranks of corporations and the government Why don t our girls have women in leadership roles to look up to Women Who Don t Wait in Line is an urgent wake up call from politico and activist Reshma Saujani The fThere s never been a better time to be woman We live in an era when girls are told they can do anything So why aren t we seeing women rising to the top ranks of corporations and the government Why don t our girls have women in leadership roles to look up to Women Who Don t Wait in Line is an urgent wake up call from politico and activist Reshma Saujani The former New York City Deputy Public Advocate and founder of the national nonprofit Girls Who Code argues that aversion to risk and failure is the final hurdle holding women back in the workplace Saujani advocates a new model of female leadership based on sponsorship where women encourage each other to compete, take risks, embrace failure, and lift each other up personally and professionally Woven throughout the book are lessons and stories from accomplished women like Susan Lyne, Randi Zuckerberg, Mika Brzezinski, and Anne Marie Slaughter, who have faced roadblocks and overcome them by forging new paths, being unapologetically ambitious, and never taking no for an answer Readers are also offered a glimpse into Saujani s personal story, including her immigrant upbringing and the insights she gleaned from running a spirited campaign for U.S Congress in 2010 Above all else, Women Who Don t Wait in Line is an inspiring call from a woman who is still deep in the trenches Saujani aims to ignite her fellow women and enlist them in remaking America.
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A passionate call to women of next generationThis is a brilliantly written book by an activist who calls for women to enlist in redefining themselves, and in remaking America. Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan brought women to the point of equality and it is up to the women of 21 century to walk past the door to make a difference in their own lives and for others. The author believes that women are not walking fast enough to make changes. They have to change inequities they face and must change t [...]
This book was a major disappointment. I have admired Saujani for her initiative to move the needle on getting more girls into STEM and love her Girls Who Code program, but I was expecting something more from this book. The book is broken up into 7 chapters that each cover a different topic or area, but it doesn't delve into the details of either the statistics or Saujani's journey - in short it is like reading a few brief blog posts. The statistics and information included in the book about work [...]
The book did a good job of firing me up to push myself beyond the limits society and other women impose. Is "paying your dues" a good thing? Or is that the kind of new perspective we need? I first heard of Reshma in the latest NY elections, and my husband and I voted for her in the primaries because she sounded great. I was really excited to see this book in the giveaways, and I was very thankful to win a copy!It wasn't earth-shattering, but I'm glad I read it. It was a really short read, which [...]
Good but a bit repetitive. I enjoyed the book as the writing style was good and engaging, and the content was interesting even if i did know a lot about the topic prior. My only gripe was that it was pretty repetitive. I would recommend this book regardless!
I've read several books like this, which means I've heard her arguments before. This is a quick, easy read, which makes it accessible but shallow.
I've watched the author's TED talk about how we should teach our girls about bravery, not perfection. I've learned about the non-profit organization to help teach girls how to code. This is near and dear to my heart. I started as a high school student just playing around with code. I never thought it would be my career.I found this book fairly inspirational. Sometimes, I do feel like I always need to be polite and proper because I'm a woman. But I've learned that I can't wait for someone to hand [...]
Love what this woman has to say to young women She is a terrific role model who will inspire young adults to go out and be the women they can and should be. There are reasons why we still don't have gender equity in so many fields and why the pay scale across the boards is not equal despite women having a higher education rate. Research needs to begin digging into the why's and society needs to put real support behind turning the tide. Saujani's message and efforts with programs like Girls Who C [...]
Reshma's inspiring story was woven into a quick and easy read with examples of ways we can all make changes and do things that will help us achieve our dreams and aspirations. It also addresses how women can help other women or influence others to support women in achieving their dreams. It's very action oriented. A good read for sure.
Lots of practical advice for women getting ahead in their lives. What they and their partners and friends can do to get more women into leadership positions in a variety of fields, but especially STEM related fields.
The author creates as easy read about her own leadership journey. Many of us will find we have faced similar challenges. Her positive tone makes the book enjoyable.
Very well written, lots of quotations from inspiring women and lots of good advice.
A great read for all women, but one especially important for young women. If you have a teen in your life or a woman just beginning her career, place this book in her hands.
I am not the target audience for this book, and there was some redundancy that could have made for a better read with tighter editing. Many of the lessons of risk, resilience, and mentorship that she describes I have already experienced and incorporated into my own life. That said, this a great book for up and coming young women, and serves as a good reminder for those of us who may be caught in a rut. At the very least, it is a call to action for sisterhood and activism. To repurpose a popular [...]
Reshma is an inspiration to all young women with enormous professional aspirations. She illustrates through her story that with persistence and tenacity, you can also accomplish your goals. I am reading this book at a very low point of my life and I am very grateful for her encouragement, even though it's through a book. Her personal story deeply resonates with me and all the stories about successful women in this book greatly empowers me to dream big and boldly go out into the world and fight f [...]
I wanted to read Reshma Saujani’s story. She is a young woman with an activist mentality working to change the world. Saujani promotes a new model of leadership focused on sponsorship that encourages women to strive above the glass ceiling, to take risks and learn from failures. I love this idea and work every day to teach that to the students I meet in my classroom. However, this book failed in articulating how to accomplish this task. I wanted so much more. The meat of the book is featured i [...]
Not every book can be Lean In, but this book is a contender in its own right. Reshma Saujani gives us a look into her experiences when it comes to her career, and how other women can do the same. She touches on the usual suspects/topics: work/life balance, working moms, pay equality, gaps in the STEM field, etc. She wasn't trying to be pretentious or copy anyone else's work. She referenced two of my favorite "women rule" books (Lean In & Knowing Your Value), and had other insight to bring to [...]
I really enjoyed this book (I received as First Read). It was not what I initially expected; I was hooked before I finished the prologue. Hearing Saujani's personal experience with education and her congressional run was inspiring. There's a lot if name dropping, in a good way - successful, powerful women are mentioned anecdotally to prove the kind of actions women should start taking in order to get "higher" and achieve their goals. It is a short book, but has a good message (which is a little [...]
In 2010, Reshma Saujani challenged Democratic Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney in a primary. Even though she lost, she calls it the most successful campaign ever lost. She took a risk, didn’t wait in line until it was her turn, and is now encouraging other women to do the same in Women Who Don’t Wait in Line. I like her boldness, her confidence, and her willingness to take risks and fail. It's a quick read and it's given me some good ideas. First on the to-do list: learn to code.
Who runs the world? Girls. No, seriously, this is a great book for women leaders to read. A book about empowerment, courage, and persistence. How to strike a balance between "acting like a lady" and being a "strong and confident businessperson." Woman are often held to different standards than men and are still lagging behind regarding equal pay, job promotions, and other business success barometers. Keep striving.
Reshma Saujani certainly feels passionate about women succeeding in the professional world. She offers plenty of personal stories as well as citations get her points across. This book would be good for any woman wanting to further her career. I received this book for free through First Reads.
I really enjoyed the first part of the book and respect her courage and message. I agree that women need to push and strive for leadership roles. I did not like and strongly disagreed with the end where she spouted off tired feminist notions and regulatory government solutions. Overall, a thought provoking read.
I saw Reshma Saujani on ABC's This Week as part of a round table of women leaders. She impressed me and I wanted to know more about her story. She has an inspiring message. I think the book is most appropriate for young women in college but everyone can gain some insight from it.
In essence, I agree with what she was saying. This book is perhaps a distant relation to "Lean In". However, it wasn't very well organized, and the writing style didn't agree with my sensibilities. So I put it down.
By far the best book to empower and shake up the glass ceiling mentality. If every woman could find the courage to implement Reshma's ideas: the business sector would be equalized. I commend her, and feel proud that Girls Who Code will be in my school district! #imwithher #winlikeaman
Reshma Saujani is of a new generation of women, struggling with age-old gender issues but with confidence and energy that is modern. A very easy and quick read, Reshma had me inspired. I have flagged passages to share with female co-workers!
I enjoyed the stories from her and other successful women’s life. I needed a dose of "Female" after listening extensively to topics she covers from a male perspective. It was refreshing and quite inspiring.
Such an amazing book. Truly empowering and eye-opening.
This book was in the same vein as "Lean In." I enjoyed the book and it made me examine what is going on in my own job. On the other hand, the book could benefit from some tigher editing.
Motivational, with a Millenial outlook, well-sequenced, non-fiction look at the state of women in the work force and politics.
Reshma Saujani founded Girls Who Code which is a fantastic organization.
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