Disrupters Shows How Women Can Shatter the Glass Ceiling – on Their Own
Charles Franklin, Small Business Trends
Unlike other books on gender equality in the workplace, Disrupters: Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold, doesn’t focus on changing policies or legislation to fix the modern workplace. Disrupters focuses on what women can do now to make an impact. Dr. Patti Fletcher adopts a daring, solution-focused approach that showcases women who are breaking the glass ceiling without waiting. Disrupters is a book for women who are ready and willing to change the world of work now, rather than later.
What Was Best About Disrupters?
Fletcher’s passion for empowering women at work shines throughout Disrupters. It appears when she boldly confronts the lack of progress in the past (and present) regarding workplace gender equality. That being said, this criticism doesn’t dampen her hope about the future of women or their ability to carve out their own place at work. As a result, Fletcher creates a book that is realistic, optimistic, and forward-thinking at the same time.
Why Read Disrupters?
Disrupters deserves attention because of its unique response to the “women at work” issue. There are many books about gender equality, but they often approach the issue from the same angle. Fletcher’s Disrupters is different. It’s bold, authentic, realistic and clear. Readers get a book that challenges both the individual, the workplace and society as a whole. On top of that, Fletcher’s format of letting the women speak for themselves is also a unique feature. This combination of boldness and narrative makes Disrupters a very unique response to the nagging problem of gender inequality in the workplace.
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This book is not about what women should do, and it’s not a preachy TEDTalk. Disrupters shows what different women in business have done to reach success as they define it. From board members to CEOs to freelancers, the business world is stacked against women because they follow the unspoken rules of business culture made long before women entered the workforce. Tech executive, board member, and angel investor Dr. Patti Fletcher recognizes those rules and then showcases the women who have found success by breaking them. With exciting insights and uplifting stories, Disrupters demystifies what it takes to go where so few have gone before by: Exploring the mindsets that help or hinder success against all odds Discovering the right time to begin the journey to a role that feels too big and too hard to obtain Learning the habits, tactics, and relationships that separate those who succeed from those who do not Building a personal board of directors that will catapult you to the professional boardroom Revealing what it means to achieve your own version of success with case studies and interviews with women of diverse races, ages, backgrounds, and industries