This book will give you new insights into the key differences between men and women and the strengths we bring to the workplace. The confidence in your unique approach will grow and you will boost your idea of self-worth.
There are so many things women are good at and we need to speak up! This book will give you a way of working that allows you to be yourself and get results. It will help you find your voice and speak up about your unique contribution.
It allows you to make the most of what you have already got. You will find fresh and practical ideas that will enable you to confidently build your career and be successful at the next level.
You will see how you can Speak Up and take an approach that is respected and valued by others in the workplace.
You will find out why it seems harder for women in the workplace, and gain fresh ideas on how to help women progress and build an organisational culture that gets the best out of both sexes. In short, you will find out how to be Gender Smart.
Inge Woudstra identifies the key issue: men and women ARE different and if we embrace not just accept those differences we can build better, more successful businesses and teams. Feminine attributes of consensus-building, collaboration, transparency, empathy - not stereotyping but confirmed by neuroscience - are increasingly valuable in today's networked world. This book illuminates a new path to more inclusive organisations - long elusive but a real prospect for us to achieve today.
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Be Gender Smart shines a much-needed laser beam on the myriad benefits women bring to organisations while highlighting invaluable insights into what the most successful women have learned climbing the ladder. Her pragmatic, highly readable and fact-based book is a great addition to the arsenal of tools leading companies and ambitious women need in their toolkit. This book will be helpful to those companies and leaders of both sexes who recognise that more diverse teams and companies are more productive and innovative and will be where people want to work in the future economy.
We all like to think that the old gender wars are over, but unfortunately, despite the huge strides of feminism, we’re not living in an equality utopia yet. Inge Woudstra’s book is a useful guide to any woman setting out on a career in or out of the corporate jungle and is crammed with sensible, humane advice. I would recommend it - and indeed her - to anyone keen to progress.
Be Gender Smart not only offers a fascinating insight into the differences between men and women and how these differences function within a corporate environment but also provides useful tips and points of reflection on how to use such differences to our benefit. Inge’s book draws you in from the start and helps explain many issues that both men and women face on a day-to-day basis. Be Gender Smart is a true light-bulb moment and I have no hesitation recommending this book.
It is important for women to believe enough in themselves so that they feel able to play from their strengths. However, after 15 years of developing women leaders and hoping for change I can clearly see what a big job we all face. This is because I have now had the experience of watching my three daughters being socialised into the world of work and hearing about the struggles and pitfalls still facing young working women in a male-dominated world. I recommend Be Gender Smart to all women who want to succeed on their own terms, become aware of the challenges they may face and how to rise above them.
The title says it all… This book does what it says on the cover. It unlocks potential... However, don’t be fooled into believing this is a book just for women. It’s about talent. If you are a current or aspiring leader this book is for you regardless of gender.
How should women get on in the workplace? Do they need to lean in or is it employers or society that needs to change? The reality, of course, isn’t that simple. Inge Woudstra has done a fantastic job of unravelling some of the complexities. She explains the science behind gender diversity in an engaging and readable way that you will find difficult to put down. Women, fathers, managers - this book is brilliant and will help everyone who reads it.
I am loving your book; I think it is an excellent, informative, challenging and encouraging read! You should be proud of it.