Monday, April 01, 2013

Work/Life Books by Working Women

A short list of work/life advice books was published in the April, 2013 of The Atlantic magazine. The list was included as a sidebar to an article about Miss Education Why women's success in higher education hasn't led to more female leaders by Garance Franke-Ruta.

The article compares the success rates of women earning degrees  including master's and doctoral degrees to the low percentage of Fortune 500 CEOs that are women. A staggering low 4.2 percent of CEOs are women. The other end of the spectrum shows the majority of people over the age of 25 with college degrees are women.

Four highly successful women including the COO of Facebook, a radio talk show co-host, a former magazine editor and a former Hearst Magazines chair have written books with savvy advice for the working woman who wants to be successful both in their work and family and life outside of work.

The book list included the following:

  • Lean In Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO
  • Knowing Your Value by Mika Brzezinski, co-host of Morning Joe radio show
  • I Shouldn't Be Telling You This Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know by Kate White, former Cosmopolitan editor
  • Basic Black by Cathie Black, former Hearst Magazines chair

I've read Knowing Your Value and it was informative and would make a helpful guide to any woman looking for success in life and in work. Check out these titles and post your feedback.