You, the Leader(HBR Women at Work)

  • 4h 1m 42s
  • Harvard Business Review
  • 2022

It's time for female leaders to shine.

Women face a double bind, forced to choose whether to be liked or respected, while neither one alone is enough to secure a seat at the table. It is up to organizations to change, but until then, what's an aspiring female leader to do?

You, the Leader tackles these obstacles and more as women chart their path to the top, from a lack of credit for their work to feeling invisible to unfair biases. This book will help you better understand how women can lead with authenticity and become valued leaders in their organizations.

This book will inspire you to see yourself as a leader, command the respect you deserve, ensure you're visible for promotion, align yourself with the right supporters and mentors, break out of the authenticity paradox, and navigate power dynamics within your organization.

The HBR Women at Work series spotlights the real challenges and opportunities women experience throughout their careers. With interviews from the popular podcast of the same name and related articles, stories, and research, these books provide inspiration and advice for taking on topics at work like inequity, advancement, and building community. Featuring detailed discussion guides, this series will help you spark important conversations about where we're at and how to move forward.

About the Author

Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, eleven internationally 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: Becoming a Leader
  • Chapter 1 - Lead with Authenticity
  • Chapter 2 - How Women Manage the Gendered Norms of Leadership
  • Chapter 3 - Make Room in Your Work Life for the Rest of Your Self
  • Chapter 4 - Why Self-Awareness Isn't Doing More to Help Women's Careers
  • Chapter 5 - Seeing Ourselves as Leaders
  • Chapter 6 - Act Like a Leader Before You Are One
  • Chapter 7 - How to Increase Your Influence at Work
  • Chapter 8 - Why You Need an Executive Voice
  • Chapter 9 - Make Yourself Sponsor-Worthy
  • Chapter 10 - The Art of Claiming Credit
  • Chapter 11 - Get Yourself Invited to Important Meetings
  • Chapter 12 - Having the Here's-What-I-Want Conversation with Your Boss
  • Chapter 13 - How Women of Color Get to Senior Management
  • Chapter 14 - Advance in Your Career, Even When Your Boss Won't Help
  • Chapter 15 - To Build Grit, Go Back to Basics
  • Chapter 16 - Stop Telling Women They Have Impostor Syndrome
  • Chapter 17 - How Gender Bias Corrupts Performance Reviews
  • Chapter 18 - What Men Can Do to Be Better Advocates for Women
  • Chapter 19 - The Power of Women Supporting Women