Thriving in a Male-Dominated Workplace

  • 4h 5m 45s
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Gildan Media
  • 2023

Find success in a workplace dominated by men.

Sexism. Self-doubt. Invisibility. When you're one of the only women in your workplace, it can be difficult to gain your footing. Organizations need to change, but in the meantime, women can find success in these settings—and even flourish in them.

Thriving in a Male-Dominated Workplace provides the advice you need to ensure your professional growth in roles and industries that have traditionally been filled by and controlled by men. From connecting with the right people to growing your confidence to fighting back against bias, you'll be able to establish your credibility and be seen by your colleagues as the expert you are. This book will inspire you to:

  • Find support across the organization
  • Overcome impostor syndrome and self-doubt
  • Speak up for yourself and your accomplishments
  • Build a better culture—once and for all

About the Author

Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, 12 international licensed editions, books from Harvard Business Review Press, and digital content and tools published on, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction Fighting the Disparities by Amanda Kersey, producer of Women at Work
  • Chapter 1 - Subtle Stressors That Hold Us Back A conversation with Teresa Cardador
  • Chapter 2 - To Succeed, Women Need More Visibility by Shelley J. Correll and Lori Nishiura Mackenzie
  • Chapter 3 - When Women Compete A conversation with Leah Sheppard
  • Chapter 4 - Building Relationships When You Feel Excluded by Brenda F. Wensil and Kathryn Heath
  • Chapter 5 - Sponsorship Is Support A conversation with Cristina Massa and Julia González Romero
  • Chapter 6 - Identifying Male Allies in Your Organization by Tsedale M. Melaku and Christoph Winkler
  • Chapter 7 - Don’t Let Self-Doubt Hold You Back by Alisa Cohn
  • Chapter 8 - Stop Second-Guessing Yourself by Tucci Ivowi
  • Chapter 9 - Two Entrepreneurs on Facing Fear and Making Change A conversation with Stacey Abrams and Lara Hodgson
  • Chapter 10 - Build a Strong Reputation for Yourself by Dorie Clark
  • Chapter 11 - Get Comfortable “Playing Politics” at Work by Lisa Zigarmi, Julie Diamond, and Lesli Mones
  • Chapter 12 - What to Do When People Doubt Your Expertise A conversation with Raven Hoffman and Vanessa Bohns
  • Chapter 13 - Feeling Underappreciated or Undervalued at Work? by Rebecca Knight
  • Chapter 14 - How to React to Incidents of Bias at Work by Judith Honesty, David Maxfield, and Joseph Grenny
  • Chapter 15 - When People Assume You’re Not in Charge Because You’re a Woman by Amy Diehl and Leanne M. Dzubinski
  • Chapter 16 - Your Boss Made a Biased Remark-Now What? by Aneeta Rattan
  • Chapter 17 - Leaders, Stop Denying the Gender Inequity in Your Organization by Michelle King
  • Chapter 18 - Break Up Your Masculinity Contest Culture by Jennifer L. Berdahl, Peter Glick, and Marianne Cooper
  • Chapter 19 - Male Allyship Is About Paying Attention by W. Brad Johnson and David G. Smith
  • Chapter 20 - How One Biotech Company Narrowed the Gender Gap in Its Top Ranks by Cynthia Burks