Women, Work and Empowerment
Navigating the Workplace Labyrinth
Routledge – 2014 – 224 pages
Women, Work and Empowerment extends the labyrinth metaphor first described by Eagly and Carli to help readers understand the complexities associated with women’s career paths.
The book explores workplace barriers, as well as the organizational knowledge and communication strategies required to navigate the labyrinth successfully to achieve one’s goals. With a blend of theory and practice, the book:
Incorporating both case studies and exercises, students are encouraged to think about the issues at hand, and to develop the skills necessary to empower themselves and the women in their organizations to shape their careers. Students in organizational behavior or gender studies courses will find this book a valuable resource.
Part I: From Glass Ceiling to Labyrinth 1. Introduction 2. Significance of a Paradigm Shift 3. Evolution of Metaphors of 'Women and Work' 4. Dimensions of the Labyrinth Metaphor Part II: Labyrinth as Transformative 5. Gender, Communication and Persuasion 6. Gender and Leadership 7. Gender and Negotiation 8. Gender and Social Capital 9. Gender and Family 10. Gender and the Organizational Structure Part III: Conclusion 11. Implications and Future Directions
Kathryn A. Cañas is an associate professor in the Department of Management at the University of Utah, USA.
Harris Sondak is a professor in the Department of Management at the University of Utah, USA.