As authors Pat Heim and Susan Murphy have learned through twenty years of corporate consulting on gender differences, time and again, professional women fail to support one another and even actively sabotage their female colleagues with subterfuge and "catfights." The fact is, relationships can be either the best or the worst things to happen to women at work. Studies have shown that women have a greater capacity than do men to encourage and improve each other's professional performance-with better results for all if their relationships are good and worse results if they are not. In The Company Of Women, Heim and Murphy draw from the latest research on brain structure, evolution and socialization to explain why women's workplace relationships are unique. They describe what makes catfights happen - and how to avoid them. With startling insights into the meaning of everyday behaviour, they offer straightforward techniques to change female conflict into female alliances by resolving discord peaceably, making the most of women's unique leadership skills and building relationships with female superiors, colleagues and employees.