ERIC Number: ED092809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Executive Suite: Feminine Style.
Lynch, Edith M.
The author provides the reader an "inside look" at women's role in management by selecting 95 women in management as a sample to gather research on women executives through questionnaires, personal talks, and formal interviews. Although the book is mainly about women in the middle/upper levels of management, coverage is given also to those on the fringes of these jobs. Women in the sample represent varied ages and backgrounds; however, all reflect high intelligence and high regard for education. Responses from these successful women in management are interwoven into chapters such as: Myths About Women Managers, Unusual Jobs for Women, Are There "Women" Jobs in the Management Hierarchy?, and What Is the Successful Woman Really Like? Other topics include how the woman executive copes with being female, the Women's Liberation Movement, protective legislation, and advancement. Concluding chapters focus on male executive viewpoints and advice from women executives to those "on the way up." The main management characteristics of successful women do not appear much different from those of men; the most evident feature of women included in the study is the perseverence necessary. Fitting talents to management jobs comes far faster to younger women than to their older colleagues. (EA)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrators, Books, Career Ladders, Discriminatory Legislation, Employed Women, Employment Opportunities, Persistence, Promotion (Occupational)
AMACOM, a Division of American Management Associations, 135 W. 50th St., New York, N. Y. 10020 ($10.50; to AMA members, $8.75)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
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