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WomenPreneurs : 21st Century Success Strategies - Dorothy Perrin Moore

WomenPreneurs

21st Century Success Strategies

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Published: 30th May 2012
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WomenPreneurs: 21st Century Success Strategies, will appeal to three groups of interested readers. The first consists of higher education faculty teaching courses in management, entrepreneurship and women's studies and directors of professional development workshops interested in acquiring a supplemental readings book. The second consists of women in the workplace, those contemplating entry, parents who want to provide daughters with the best guidance as well as men and significant others who want those they love to have a safer navigational journey and recognize that the work environment they will enter is not a level playing field. The third group includes intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial women in all stages of personal and venture development. For these people, the book will serve as a valuable resource and guide.

Major themes in the book include the nature of the changing workplace, the challenges of organizational life, career strategies, entrepreneurship, home and family balance and tactics for navigating in a turbulent economic climate.

'Dorothy Moore, an international authority on women's entrepreneurship, has done it again. This book, like her earlier writing, puts the spotlight on a critical factor in a country's economic success -women entrepreneurial activity. She first positions her work in the wider changing workplace and social context, moving then to a consideration of both leadership and management and work and family life. She concludes by examining differing paths to entrepreneurship among women and management challenges likely to be faced as their firms mature. Her extensive use of case examples enriches the content at every step. This book is a must read for academics interested in entrepreneurship and family business, professional women, and both budding and established women entrepreneurs.'-Ronald J. Burke Schulich School of Business York University, Toronto, Canada 'The unique organization of WomenPreneurs will appeal to a wide range of readers. Moore's panoramic update of changes in the workplace driven by increased workforce diversity - especially the influx of women into business organizations - is coupled with compelling profiles of talented and committed women entrepreneurs who realized their vision of creating workspaces where employees could "make a difference, add value to our world and impact other people's lives in positive ways.'- Mary C. Mattis, Chair, Institutional Review Board, Research & Policy Support Group, NYC Department of Education, USA 'Business women -- both corporate and entrepreneurial -- can make the 21st Century their time to thrive with this expertly researched book. It is your guide to understanding and overcoming work place challenges, and the insightful interviews with women business leaders will inspire and motivate you.'- Sharon Hadary, Founding and former Executive Director, Center for Women's Business Research, USA 'This book takes us on journeys of individual careers that show how to do the right thing while also doing justice to careers and the individual quest for self actualization. Moore is the docent that shows the reader examples of women who have progressed careers while balancing family life, negotiating pressures in the workplace or with technology and using these elements as counterpoints to thriving and fulfilling lives. The women in these pages emerge as managers, leaders and mothers because of seeing things differently and making different choices. Their examples should provide comfort to those who wonder whether careers in business can be led ethically, sustainably and with integrity and pride.'- Ethne Swartz, Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA 'In WomenPreneurs, Professor Moore brings together inspiring stories of a remarkable variety of successful women. But more than just motivating stories, she connects them to the latest research from entrepreneurship, leadership, human resources, and career theory to take you beyond the story to understand the deeper lessons and know how and why these inspiring women's decisions and actions can be replicated in your own life. Some inspiring books give you a quick pick-me-up, WomenPreneurs gives you that and the lessons to permanently change your life for the better.'-Jerome A. Katz, Coleman Professor of Entrepreneurship, Saint Louis University, USA "Moore excels at packaging the material to give readers an honest but upbeat sense of the various pathways to entrepreneurship, including the joy and despair entrepreneurs will encounter along the way. Young women thinking of starting a business, or their parents or partners, will find both inspiration and practical advice." - Choice Review, November 2012

Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
About the Authorp. xix
The New Work Landscapep. 1
Introductionp. 2
Profile: Gail K. Naughton, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Histogenp. 2
Working Womenp. 5
The Movement of Women into the Workforcep. 6
Profile: Nikki Hardin, Founder and Publisher, Skirt!® Magazinep. 7
Gender at Workp. 10
Generationsp. 13
The Origins of the Mommy Warsp. 16
Legislation and Policiesp. 18
Avoiding a Challenge of Discriminationp. 18
Americans with Disabilitiesp. 20
Why Job Analysis?p. 23
Making Performance Appraisals Effectivep. 25
The Gender Problem of Performance versus Potentialp. 28
The Changing Workplacep. 30
How Women Have Changed the Business Landscapep. 30
Profile: Denise L. Devine, Founder, CEO and President, Nutripharm, Int. and Froose® Brand, LLCp. 32
Glass Floors, Ceiling, Walls Elevators and Cliffsp. 35
Profile: Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden, General Manager, Catalyst Europep. 37
Women on Board-The Business Casep. 39
Referencesp. 42
Organizations: Leadership and Managementp. 51
Introductionp. 51
Profile: Rebecca Smith, Founder and President, AD Morgan Corporationp. 54
Dimensions of Management Approaches to Managementp. 57
Leadership, Management and the Information Revolutionp. 60
Closing the Gap-Moving Beyond Buzzwordsp. 62
Women in Management
Women, Power and Leadershipp. 64
Profile: Maria L. Maccecchini, Ph.D., President and CEO, QR Pharma, Inc.p. 66
Picking a Management Stylep. 69
Understanding Diversity' and Why It Should be Cultivatedp. 71
Profile: Shabnam Rezaei, President, Big Bad Boop. 74
Avoiding Skilled Incompetencep. 77
Profile: Judith V. Moore, Founder and CEO, Charleston Cookie Company, LLCp. 80
Values, Ethics and Stressp. 83
When Companies are Unethical, Everybody Losesp. 83
The Whistleblowersp. 85
Ethics and Dealing with Corrupt Companiesp. 87
Work Environments and Stressp. 89
Work-Life Balancep. 92
Referencesp. 95
Work, Life and Career Strategiesp. 102
Introductionp. 102
Profile: Ruth Ann Menutis, Founder, The Grove and Branded Worksp. 104
The Jobp. 107
Job Huntingp. 107
Retoolingp. 109
Answering Key Questionsp. 111
Career Networkingp. 115
Building Your Own Brandp. 117
Profile: Suzy Spafford, Founder and CEO, Suzy's Zoop. 119
Labels Can be Confusingp. 122
Women in Organizationsp. 124
Credentials, Women and Wagesp. 124
Her Powerp. 127
Profile: Aliza Sherman, Founder, Cybergrrl, Conversify and Mediaeggp. 129
All Minds Needed at the Tablep. 133
Organizational Career Tipsp. 135
Managing Upp. 135
A Mentor Should be an Advocatep. 137
Climbing to the Topp. 140
Profile: Kay Koplovitz, Founder and CEO, Koplovitz & Companyp. 141
Building the Right Networksp. 144
Referencesp. 147
On the Road to Entrepreneurshipp. 153
Introductionp. 153
Profile: Deborah Szekely, Founder, The Golden Door; CoFounder (with Edmond Szekely), Rancho La Puertap. 155
The Rise of Modern Women Entrepreneursp. 159
Intrapreneursp. 159
Profile: Jennet Robinson Alterman, Executive Director, Center for Womenp. 161
Women Entrepreneurs and Corporate Exitsp. 164
Intentional Entrepreneurs and Corporate Climbersp. 167
Women Entrepreneurs and Successp. 169
The Incubator Effectp. 169
Profile: Carol E. Farren, Founder and President, Facility Management Worldwide, Ltdp. 173
Building Customer LoyaltyùMinding the Gapp. 176
Patterns and the Future in a Changing Worldp. 179
Development of Women Entrepreneurs Globallyp. 179
Women Entrepreneurs and the Innovation Driven Economiesp. 181
Profile: Julie R Weeks, Founder, President and CEO, Womenablep. 183
Trends in Women's Entrepreneurship. 186
Referencesp. 188
Preparing for the Futurep. 193
Introductionp. 193
Profile: Anita Zucker, Chairman and CEO, The InterTech Groupp. 194
Getting What You Deservep. 198
Framing Negotiationsp. 198
Negotiating Strategies for Career Successp. 200
Profilep. 202
Work-Life BalanceùThe Time Warpp. 205
Today and Tomorrowp. 208
Women Entrepreneurs, the Recession and Prospects for the Futurep. 208
Technopreneursp. 210
Exploring IT-Where Are the Women?p. 213
Virtual Work Teamsp. 216
Which Way Government?p. 219
Passage of Time through Generationsp. 221
The Family Businessp. 221
Challenges in Turning over the Family Businessp. 223
Profile: Anne Shybunko-Moore, Owner and President, GSE Dynamics, Incp. 225
Referencesp. 229
Afterwordp. 237
Acknowledgement to the Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolinap. 241
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9780415896856
ISBN-10: 0415896851
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 30th May 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1