This is really a shorter version of Lean In, with extra creativity and more focus on leaning on friends to deal with these issues.
11 of 14 people found this review helpful
This didn't motivate,. The snarky tone really detracts from the message. Many good points that could have been presented in a way to empower you. This does not.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
I get why the book is written the way it is, however, I think it starts off defensive when these haven't been my experiences in the corporate world. I'm glad it's asking women to stand up for themselves which is needed. There are certain parts that I disagree with about it but I hope it helps someone else.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I've struggled more with writing a review for this book than any other I've ever read. I did not like this book on so many levels. As an upper-management professional, I was completely offended by the portrayal of the workplace as hostile to women, and can't help but wonder how much of the hostility is self-perpetuated even within the stories in the FFC. Millennials, your mothers worked hard to break into business, get maternity leaves and other friendly practices, and climb higher than women have before. My colleagues are women, my superiors are women, and we have always spoken our minds, shared our ideas, and been recognized for our expertise. Bennett's picture makes it sound like we are back in 1965. If that is your office place, don't whine, get out!
Besides just hating the pessimistic tone of the entire thesis I was annoyed by the genderfication of language throughout the book which other reviewers have documented and do not think the liberal peppering of profanity helps make the authors arguments. Profanity isn't necessary, it isn't scholarly or academic, it isn't pleasant, and it certainly doesn't prove anything positive. Don't do it!
Lastly, this is probably the most annoying reader I've ever listened to. I will not listen to her again.
25 of 38 people found this review helpful
I’m 51 and a commercial airline pilot on a Boeing 787. I’ve spent 30 years in a male dominated industry. I WISH I had read something like this when I started my career. I could have handled so many #MeToo issues more effectively for me and the women coming behind me.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
I loved this book! It was educations, captivating, hilarious, and inspiring. Bahni Turpin is a fantastic narrator and Jessica Bennett knows how to make a girl feel understood and empowered.
As a recent college graduate, working in my first office job, I found this book to be so helpful in educating myself on the kind of work environment I want to be a part of and how I can conduct myself to my full potential. I highly recommend this book to anyone, working or not, male or female.
I'm definitely going to buy the hard copy to keep on hand :)
6 of 11 people found this review helpful