Using case studies of top-level women and research in the field, Women at the Top breaks new ground and offers new insight into how women can create dually-successful lives.* explores the work histories, motivation, leadership styles, mentors, and family backgrounds of a diverse assortment of top-level women* includes the case studies of the President of Old Navy/Gap, the Chairman of Deloitte and Touche, the VP of IBM operations, a Supreme Court Judge in China, President of Legislative Council in Hong Kong, several university presidents, and more* weighs the positive effects of multiple roles and positive and negative work-life spill over* discusses strategies for success (e.g., scaling back, juggling), the need for social support, and the importance of cultural context
Diane F. Halpern is a past-president of the American Psychological Association, as well as Professor of Psychology and Director of the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children at Claremont McKenna College. Diane has published over 350 articles and many books including, Thought and Knowledge: An Introduction to Critical Thinking (4th ed.); Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities (3rd ed.), a special two-volume edited issue of the American Behavioral Scientist entitled Changes at the Intersection of Work and Family (edited with Heidi R. Riggio, 2006) and From Work-Family Balance to Work-Family Interaction: Changing the Metaphor (edited with Susan Murphy, 2005). Fanny M. Cheung pioneered the field of gender and women's studies in Hong Kong by founding the Gender Research Centre at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1985, and is its current Director. From 1996-1999, she took leave from the University to serve as the founding Chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission, a statutory body that implements the discrimination legislation in Hong Kong. She has served as a Delegate to the National Congress of Women in the People's Republic of China for the past 11 years, and a member of the Women's Commission of the Hong Kong SAR Government from 2001 to 2006. Cheung is currently Professor of Psychology and Chairperson of the Department of Psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Foreword. 1. For Women at the Top: How's the Weather up There?. 2. Learning from Mothers, Mentors, and Others. 3. Saving and Spending Time. 4. Happy Homemaker, Happy Marriage - The Female Executive Edition. 5. Cherished Children-Tales of Guilt and Pride. 6. Work-Family Spillover: From Conflict to Harmony. 7. Culture Counts-Leading as the World Changes. 8. Leading as Women: Styles, Obstacles, and Perceptions. 9. How to Lead a Dually Successful Life. References. Appendix: Biography of the Women Leaders