It's Not You, It's the Workplace: Women's Conflict at Work and the Bias that Built It

  • 5h 37m
  • Alton B. Harris, Andrea S. Kramer
  • Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • 2019

It's not you, It's the Workplace offers a fresh approach to understanding why women's relationships with other women at work are often fraught and when they are, have the potential to completely derail women's careers. It's a pervasive and complicated issue which, until now, has been falsely represented by books that paint women as inherently bitchy back-stabbers who cannot help but have challenging relationships with other women. As the authors prove, this is patently untrue! Immensely practical, the book features real-world advice and tactics to overcome and avoid workplace conflict, and most-importantly, build on the positive aspects of women to women relationships, developing stronger networks that foster women's career success and creating a more supportive and satisfying work environment.

About the Author

Andrea S. Kramer (Andie) and Alton B. Harris (Al) are distinguished attorneys, married to each other and co-authors of Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work (Bibliomotion, May 2016). For decades, Andie and Al have tackled gender bias in the workplace through speaking, workshops, articles, blog posts, podcasts, one-on-one counselling, and engagements with national and international business and professional organizations. They have appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Huffington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Fast Company, Crain's, and many other publications. They provide practical techniques that women, men, and organizations can use to prevent the gender stereotypes and the biases that flow from them from slowing down or derailing women's careers.

In this Book

  • Women Are Mean to Each Other—Or So We're Told
  • Sisterhood
  • Not My Sisterhood
  • Our Gendered Workplaces
  • Stereotype Straitjackets
  • Gender Isn't the Whole Story
  • Racial Divides
  • Age Matters
  • Mothers and Others
  • Overcoming Women's Identity Conflicts
  • Attacking Workplace Bias