No Excuses

Author: Gloria Feldt
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781580053808
Release Date: 2010-09-28
Genre: Social Science

Feminist icon Gloria Feldt pulls no punches in this new book, which argues that the most confounding problem facing women today isn't that doors of opportunity aren't open, but that not enough women are walking through them. From the boardroom to the bedroom, public office to personal relationships, she asserts that nobody is keeping women from parity-except themselves. Feldt puts women's power into an historical context, showing the ways in which women have made huge leaps forward in the past, only to pull back right when they were at the threshold. Feldt argues that there's no excuse-whether it's the way women are socialized, or pressure to conform, or work/life balance issues-for women today not to own their power. Women are still facing unequal pay, being passed over for promotions, entering public office at a much lesser rate than men, and oftentimes still struggling with traditional power dynamics in their interpersonal relationships. Feldt's solution to all these places where women face inequality is the same: we need to shift the way we think to achieve true parity with our male counterparts. No Excuses is divided into nine chapters that organized around how women can change the way they think, and therefore the way they act. These include: Know Your History and You Can Create the Future of Your Choice; Define the Terms-First; Embrace Controversy; Employ Every Medium; and other helpful ideas for using the tools and resources women already have to create the changes they want to see. No Excuses is a timely and invaluable book to help women equalize gender power in politics, work, and love.

Leading Women

Author: Nancy D O'Reilly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440584183
Release Date: 2014-11-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Now is the time... Stop waiting around for the career--and life--that you deserve and start taking the reins! Leading Women shows you how to claim power and respect, conquer your internal barriers, and change the world by helping other women do the same. Featuring stories from twenty nationally acclaimed female leaders, this empowering guide offers real-life advice for breaking free of the predetermined roles in the business world and life. Powerful women such as New York Times bestselling author Marci Shimoff, advocacy leader Gloria Feldt, and Emmy-winning television host Aurea McGarry describe what it's like to go beyond their comfort zones, hold their own in a male-dominated environment, and take control of the situations that keep many women from achieving their goals. From corporate coach Lois Frankel's key ways to becoming a natural and necessary leader to bestselling author M. Bridget Cook-Burch's struggles after years of abuse, their insight will help you embrace your purpose, seize important opportunities, and overcome any obstacle that comes your way. With the guidance of these influential, resourceful leaders, you'll maximize your personal power, exceed your business goals, and establish a network designed to support and celebrate your fellow women. Contributors include: Kristin Andress, Cheryl Benton, Claire Damken Brown, PhD, M. Bridget Cook-Burch, Vivian Diller, PhD, Gloria Feldt, Lois P. Frankel, PhD, Joanna L. Krotz, Aurea McGarry, Lisa Mininni, Shirley Osbourne, Lois Phillips, PhD, Birute Regine, PhD, Linda Rendleman, Marcia Reynolds, PhD, Marci Shimoff, Rebecca Tinsley, Sandra Ford Walston, Michele Willens, and Janet Rose Wojtalik, EdD

Women Change the World

Author: Michelle Patterson
Publisher: BenBella Books
ISBN: 9781939529176
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Business & Economics

Women Change the World is a collection of world-changing women--from actresses, recording artists, and writers to businesswomen and other high-profile female professionals--on women's unique contributions to society. Women Change the World will be released in conjunction with the California Women's Conference, which offers its attendees inspiration, resources, and connections to take the next steps in their businesses, personal development, or philanthropic endeavors. 2012's conference speakers included Marcia Cross, Donna Karen, Gloria Allred, and many others. Women Change the World aims not only to show how women can be the heart of success, but also to inspire other women to go out and change the world themselves.

Leadership and Nursing

Author: John Daly
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780729581530
Release Date: 2015-02-10
Genre: Medical

Leadership is fundamental to the nature of nursing to ensure the development of safe practice, interdisciplinary relationships, education, research and ultimately, the delivery of quality healthcare. Leadership and Nursing: Contemporary Perspectives 2e presents a global perspective of leadership issues within the Australian context. It builds on the premise that nursing leadership is for all nurses — not just those who are authorised to hold a position within an organisation. In addition, this book explores how leadership is not possible until one has an understanding of self and what motivates others. The text is aimed at senior undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students making the transition to practice as well as professional nurses seeking to strengthen their clinical practice and governance. New chapters on: Indigenous leadership in nursing: Speaking life into each other’s spirits Leadership and its influence on patient outcomes Leadership and empowerment in nursing Leadership and health policy Developing and sustaining self Interprofessional education (IPE): Learning together to practise collaboratively Leadership and the role of professional organisations Leading nursing in the Academy Avoiding derailment: Leadership strategies for identity, reputation and legacy management

Real Women Real Leaders

Author: Kathleen Hurley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119061380
Release Date: 2015-04-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Plan your path to leadership with insight from real women at the top In Real Women, Real Leadership, twenty–four women leaders describe their personal journeys to the top, providing deep insight and a fascinating perspective on "making it" as a woman in the male–dominated business environment. They discuss their experiences and offer guidance on topics such as balancing family and career, building alliances, mentoring and being mentored, and overcoming obstacles in the business world which is still dominated by men in the senior levels of management. Drawn from a range of industries including higher education, technology, law, the military, politics, the media, and more, these stories provide the details that every ambitious woman needs to know. You′ll learn which skills, attributes, and relationships served these women best, how they overcame the obstacles thrown into their paths, and the people they credit as instrumental along the way. A self–assessment chapter helps you discover your own leadership attributes, and determine which skills you need to acquire as you formulate your own personal roadmap to the top. There are many books about women who have been excellent leaders, but Real Women, Real Leadership provides the personal, relatable testimonials from women who have navigated the opportunities and pitfalls of the business world. Each story sheds light on women′s unique leadership attributes, and provides guidance for professional women charting their own professional advancement. Learn from women leaders in a diverse range of industries Discover the leadership attributes that make the biggest impact Gain insight into work/life balance, mentors, relationships, and more Discover your leadership strengths and develop a plan forward Studies have shown that companies with three or more women board members dramatically outperform the competition in returns on equity, sales, and invested capital yet women only claim a tiny percentage of boardroom seats and top executive positions. Why? And why, when they do achieve leadership positions, do women tend to make such outstanding leaders? Real Women, Real Leadership tackles these questions and more from an in–the–trenches perspective to help you become the leader you want to be.

When We Were Free to Be

Author: Lori Rotskoff
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807837559
Release Date: 2012-11-27
Genre: Social Science

If you grew up in the era of mood rings and lava lamps, you probably remember Free to Be . . . You and Me--the groundbreaking children's record, book, and television special that debuted in 1972. Conceived by actress and producer Marlo Thomas and promoted by Ms. magazine, it captured the spirit of the growing women's movement and inspired girls and boys to challenge stereotypes, value cooperation, and respect diversity. In this lively collection marking the fortieth anniversary of Free to Be . . . You and Me, thirty-two contributors explore the creation and legacy of this popular children's classic. Featuring a prologue by Marlo Thomas, When We Were Free to Be offers an unprecedented insiders' view by the original creators, as well as accounts by activists and educators who changed the landscape of childhood in schools, homes, toy stores, and libraries nationwide. Essays document the rise of non-sexist children's culture during the 1970s and address how Free to Be still speaks to families today. Contributors are Alan Alda, Laura Briggs, Karl Bryant, Becky Friedman, Nancy Gruver, Carol Hall, Carole Hart, Dorothy Pitman Hughes, Joe Kelly, Cheryl Kilodavis, Dionne Kirschner, Francine Klagsbrun, Stephen Lawrence, Laura L. Lovett, Courtney Martin, Karin A. Martin, Tayloe McDonald, Trey McIntyre, Peggy Orenstein, Leslie Paris, Miriam Peskowitz, Deesha Philyaw, Abigail Pogrebin, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Robin Pogrebin, Patrice Quinn, Lori Rotskoff, Deborah Siegel, Jeremy Adam Smith, Barbara Sprung, Gloria Steinem, and Marlo Thomas. Publisher's Note: Late in the production of this book, the text on pages 252 and 253 was accidentally reversed. As a result, one should read page 253 before turning to page 252 and then proceeding on to page 254. The publisher deeply regrets this error.

Finding Sanctuary

Author: DC Juris
Publisher: Fanny Press
ISBN: 9781603814881
Release Date: 2010-10-08
Genre: Fiction

Vincent has begun to unravel. He has a solid job, nice girlfriend, comfortable house ... What, then, is missing? The first revelation is that his best friend Eric is also his heart's desire. Soon after they become lovers, Eric invites him to a weekend at a BDSM playhouse .... Will their fragile new bond survive the weekend? Will Vincent find the sanctuary he so fervently desires?

Author: Homère
Publisher:
ISBN: 960256573X
Release Date: 2003
Genre:


The First 20 Million Is Always the Hardest

Author: Po Bronson
Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 038073155X
Release Date: 1998-07-01
Genre: Fiction

Dreaming of becoming the next Bill Gates, a Silicon Valley research engineer instead finds himself a pawn in a corporate power game waged by the powers above him. By the author of Bombardiers. Reprint.

Quotes from the Underground

Author: William Martin
Publisher: Sunbury PressInc
ISBN: 1620061120
Release Date: 2012-09
Genre: Political Science

"Quotes from the Underground is a remarkable resource and must-read for writers, researchers, activists and indeed anyone who embraces progressive values and hopes to rescue politics from corporate control." -- Joel Bakan, author of The Corporation and Childhood Under Siege "William Martin does it again with this splendid new volume of insights, wisdom, bon mots, and just plain common sense from those who are working to improve our collective lot." - David Morris, co-founder of the Institute for Local Self Reliance I highly recommend this uplifting compendium of wisdom for achieving social justice, protecting the environment, and renewing our democracy. Worth taking in large doses. -- Jill Stein, Green Party USA candidate for President "Quotes from the Underground is . . . a stock of patriotic wisdom that should be nailed to the door of the New York Stock Exchange!" -- Charlie Cray, research specialist with Greenpeace USA and the director of the Center for Corporate Policy "There's something to irritate just about everyone in this delightful collection of verbal prickly burrs." -- Alfie Kohn, author of FEEL-BAD EDUCATION: . . . And Other Contrarian Essays on Children and Schooling I'm a quote collector. They inspire and instruct me. Thank you, William Martin, for compiling this book of quotes. I plan to use them liberally. -- Gloria Feldt, former president of Planned Parenthood, speaker, and author of No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power "An excellent read--or rather lots of them--for atheists and others who care about liberty and our fellow human beings. Words from hundreds of wise people like Richard Dawkins, Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Allen, and George Orwell, to make you laugh, think--or both." -- Ed Buckner, former president of American Atheists "William Martin's excellent chronicle of quotations from the American Left needs to be lifted above ground and spread across the land. Read, absorb, and take action!" -- Jim Hightower, nationally syndicated columnist, radio commentator, author, and editor of the Hightower Lowdown

Mileva Maric Einstein Life with Albert Einstein

Author: Radmila Milentijevic
Publisher: Bookbaby
ISBN: 0578153939
Release Date: 2015-07-21
Genre:

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO UNDERSTAND EINSTEIN AS BOTH A MAN AND A GENIUS WITHOUT A DETAILED STUDY OF HIS WIFE MILEVA WHO ENABLED THE MOST CREATIVE AND DEFINING PERIOD OF EINSTEIN'S LIFE. This is the first in-depth study of Mileva Maric Einstein and her complex life-long relationship with her husband Albert Einstein. Mileva Maric had a promising future as the only woman in 1896 to enter the elite Polytechnic in Zurich. She was a person of extraordinary intelligence and talent. However, when Maric met Albert Einstein that year, her fate became bound to his life and ambition. Raised in a patriarchal Serbian family, she was willing to sacrifice her own academic career and even her visibility to the dream of achieving something even greater, together. Einstein wrote about her as an "equal" referring to "our theory," "our paper," "our work on relative motion." He also relied heavily on Mileva for emotional support at a critical time in his life. "Without you I lack self-confidence, pleasure in work . . . without you my life is no life." Einstein married Mileva in defiance of very strong opposition from his parents. She wasn't beautiful, she was older, she walked with a limp and she wasn't Jewish. Yet, Einstein was magnetically drawn to her independence, strength and formidable intellect during the most creative period of his entire life. As Einstein's reputation and adulation surged so did his womanizing. Einstein's conduct in ending their marriage was so brutal that it dismayed even their closest friends and came perilously close to destroying Mileva. Although Einstein resisted, the divorce decree awarded future Nobel Prize money to Mileva as her property. It represented a symbolic measure of recognition for her contributions to Einstein's scientific achievements. Despite their bitter divorce, Einstein sought the comfort of her company. While sometimes touchingly considerate, Einstein was vindictive and brutal when challenged or hurt. A true understanding of Einstein as both a man and a genius, is impossible without a detailed study of the woman who loved Einstein so deeply with such an emotional and intellectual bond that it bore a very rare fruit. It changed our view of the universe. "This biography is assuredly the first authoritative study of Einstein's first wife, Mileva Maric-Einstein. The author, Professor Milentijevic, has succeeded in bringing alive in magisterial and dramatic fashion the tragic course of Mileva's life. Professor Milentijevic's scrupulous use of sources, in particular, the recently opened family letters at the Hebrew University, give a unique and powerful dimension to the work, which is presented with genuine insight but without pathos." Professor Dr. Robert Schulmann Former Director of the Einstein Papers Project and Editor of "The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein" "Mileva Maric Einstein's story is an extremely important contribution not just to understand the importance of her personal life with Albert Einstein, but also to illuminate the larger historical context of the diminished lives of even the most brilliant of women. Like Rosalind Franklin whose research on DNA was largely credited to Francis Crick and James Watson, and like Ada Lovelace whose algorithm became the basis for computer programming for which Charles Babbage took credit, Mileva Maric Einstein's crucial contributions to her husband's work have long been ignored. At last, Radmila Milentijevic's meticulously documented biography shines the light on facts that might otherwise have been obliterated. It is both a redemption and a call to action to value women's abilities in all fields of endeavor." Gloria Feldt Co-Founder and President "Take The Lead" Women's Leadership Parity Movement New York Times best-selling author of "No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power"

New Outlook

Author: Alfred Emanuel Smith
Publisher:
ISBN: CORNELL:31924066372305
Release Date: 1876
Genre:


Classical Sociological Theory

Author: Bert N. Adams
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452264486
Release Date: 2002-01-29
Genre: Social Science

A concise, yet surprisingly comprehensive theory text, given the range of ideas, historical context, and theorists discussed. Unlike other books of the type, Classical Sociological Theory focuses on how the pivotal theories contributed not only to the development of the field, but also to the evolution of ideas concerning social life.