Working It

  • Filename: working-it.
  • ISBN: 1616508159
  • Release Date: 2016-06-07
  • Number of pages: 222
  • Author: Leah Marie Brown
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation

Falling in love is always in fashion.... With her trust fund and coveted job at Christian Dior, Fanny Moreau believes she has it all. But when her best friend finds a fulfilling new career abroad-and a dreamy relationship with a great guy, Fanny's fabulous life suddenly feels empty. Inspired to find her true purpose, she trades her cushy lifestyle in San Francisco for an adventure in the Alaskan wilderness. Everyone thinks Fanny has gone off the deep end. What's a girl with a Ph.D in Prada doing teaching in an Inuit village? Even Fanny is wondering, especially when she comes face to face with Calder MacFarlane. The Scottish search and rescue pilot is everything Fanny is not-selfless, heroic, and used to living on the edge. He's also the man who once loved her best friend. Yet something in Calder's sexy gaze has her believing that she's a woman capable of great things-a woman who might just find her own happily-ever-after, in a place where she least expects it.... "Leah Marie Brown has a wily way of bringing her stories to life with sharp dialogue and drop-dead sexy characters." -Cindy Miles, National Bestselling Author "When it comes to crafting clever, intelligent, wonderful escapist fiction with a heroine every woman wants to know, Leah Marie Brown is a new voice to watch. Prepare to fall in love!" -Renee Ryan, Daphne du Maurier Award-Winning Author

Ladies of Labor Girls of Adventure

  • Filename: ladies-of-labor-girls-of-adventure.
  • ISBN: 0231111037
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 266
  • Author: Nan Enstad
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press

Enstad explores the complex relationship between consumer culture and political activism for late nineteenth- and twentieth-century working women. While consumerism did not make women into radicals, it helped shape their culture and their identities as both workers and political actors.

Mean Girls at Work How to Stay Professional When Things Get Personal

  • Filename: mean-girls-at-work-how-to-stay-professional-when-things-get-personal.
  • ISBN: 9780071802048
  • Release Date: 2012-10-09
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Katherine Crowley
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

One of the New York Post's Top 10 Career Books of 2012 DO YOU WORK WITH A MEAN GIRL? A woman’s field guide to the new frontier of professional development—working with other women Women-to-women relationships in the workplace are . . . complicated. When they’re good, they’re great. But when they’re bad, they can ruin your day, your week—even your year. Packed with proven advice from two of today’s leading experts in workplace relationships, this one-of-a-kind guide gives women the tools they need to navigate difficult situations unique to women-to-women relationships—whether with a boss, a colleague, a client, or an employee. Have you dealt with a woman in the workplace who: “Accidentally” excludes you from important meetings? Seems intent on taking you down professionally? Gossips about you with other coworkers? Makes you look bad by missing deadlines? Forms a “pack” of mean girls to make your life miserable? Mean Girls at Work isn’t just about surviving difficult situations. It’s about transforming a toxic relationship into one that benefits and supports both of you. This book is also for women who engage in mean behavior . . . but don’t know it. After all, who hasn’t gossiped about a female coworker? Who hasn’t rolled her eyes in the presence of a woman she doesn’t like? Who hasn’t scanned another woman head to toe—which is just a nonverbal way of saying, “You’ve just been judged”? The authors provide invaluable advice to the more subtle ways of being mean—even if they’re not intended. With a workforce composed of a higher percentage of women than ever, workplace dynamics have changed. Crowley and Elster cover every conceivable scenario, providing critical advice on how to rise above the fray and move forward professionally. Mean Girls at Work is your map to dodging the mines and moving forward in today’s transformed workplace. Praise for Mean Girls at Work “An invaluable suit of armor for surviving nine to five!” —Leil Lowndes, bestselling author of How to Talk to Anyone “If you think the emotional cruelty of comedies like Mean Girls and Heathers doesn’t exist in the real world workplace, think again. In Mean Girls at Work, Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster valuably chronicle female vs. female predators and offer solid defensive strategies.” —Ann Kreamer, author of It’s Always Personal: Navigating Emotion in the New Workplace “Whether you are in your twenties and just starting your professional career, your midcareer forties, when you are supposed to have figured it out already, or a woman in her fifties or sixties who’s seen it all—this book is a must-read. . . . The authors have finally given women the tools and the sound advice necessary to deal with . . . conflicts that keep us all from succeeding. . . . Carry this book with you to work every day!” —Carolyn Cassin, President, Michigan Women’s Foundation “A must-read for women of all ages in today’s workforce. This book offers what we all need to develop the capacities to endure this ever-changing workplace. We know it is all about relationships and you need the skills outlined in this book to survive and thrive when the Mean Girls attack.” —Kim Harrington, Coordinator, Professional Development and Training, Office of Human Resources, California State University, Sacramento

Working Girls

  • Filename: working-girls.
  • ISBN: 1622864980
  • Release Date: 2017-03-28
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Katt
  • Publisher: Urban Books

Nineteen-year-old Jewels is one of the Midwest's most wanted. The daughter of one of the baddest prostitutes to ever work the streets of St. Louis and a high end call girl herself, she attracts nothing but the elite. She has caught the eye of twenty-two-year-old Rome, a dope boy who quickly makes a name for himself in the Loo. One uneventful night, their worlds collide when Jewels is caught with a violent and deranged client, while Rome is laying low at the same hotel because of a drug beef. After that evening, life for Jewels and Rome will never be the same. Together, they climb to the top, but Jewels is the one responsible for getting them there. Sex, money, and murder are the outcome as the world of prostitution collides with the drug game. Bodies begin to drop, and the streets are littered with corpses as an all-out war is launched. The Midwest heats up and things become even more complicated when Jewels is put in the line of fire and becomes the target.

The Girls of Atomic City

  • Filename: the-girls-of-atomic-city.
  • ISBN: 9781451617542
  • Release Date: 2013-03-05
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Denise Kiernan
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC C ITY AT THE HEIGHT OF WORLD WAR II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. But to most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians—many of them young women from small towns across the South—were recruited to this secret city, enticed by solid wages and the promise of war-ending work. Kept very much in the dark, few would ever guess the true nature of the tasks they performed each day in the hulking factories in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains. That is, until the end of the war—when Oak Ridge’s secret was revealed. Drawing on the voices of the women who lived it—women who are now in their eighties and nineties— The Girls of Atomic City rescues a remarkable, forgotten chapter of American history from obscurity. Denise Kiernan captures the spirit of the times through these women: their pluck, their desire to contribute, and their enduring courage. Combining the grand-scale human drama of The Worst Hard Time with the intimate biography and often troubling science of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Girls of Atomic City is a lasting and important addition to our country’s history.

Flint Book 2

  • Filename: flint-book-2.
  • ISBN: 1601622538
  • Release Date: 2009-09-01
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Treasure Hernandez
  • Publisher: Urban Books

Working Girls in the West

  • Filename: working-girls-in-the-west.
  • ISBN: 9780774858250
  • Release Date: 2008-07-01
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Lindsey McMaster
  • Publisher: UBC Press

As the twentieth century got under way in Canada, young wage-earning women � "working girls" � embodied all that was unnerving and unnatural about modern times: the disintegration of the family, the independence of women, and the unwholesomeness of city life. Long after eastern Canada was considered settled and urbanized, the West continued to be represented as a frontier where the idea of the region as a society in the making added resonance to the idea of the working girl as social pioneer. Using an innovative interpretive approach that centres on literary representation, Lindsey McMaster heightens our understanding of a figure that fired the imagination of writers and observers.

Dorothy West s Paradise

  • Filename: dorothy-west-s-paradise.
  • ISBN: 9780813552248
  • Release Date: 2012-01-01
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Cherene Sherrard-Johnson
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Dorothy West is best known as one of the youngest writers involved in the Harlem Renaissance. Subsequently, her work is read as a product of the urban aesthetics of this artistic movement. But West was also intimately rooted in a very different milieu—Oak Bluffs, an exclusive retreat for African Americans on Martha’s Vineyard. She played an integral role in the development and preservation of that community. In the years between publishing her two novels, 1948’s The Living is Easy and the 1995 bestseller The Wedding, she worked as a columnist for the Vineyard Gazette. Dorothy West’s Paradise captures the scope of the author’s long life and career, reading it alongside the unique cultural geography of Oak Bluffs and its history as an elite African American enclave—a place that West envisioned both as a separatist refuge and as a space for interracial contact. An essential book for both fans of West’s fiction and students of race, class, and American women’s lives, Dorothy West’s Paradise offers an intimate biography of an important author and a privileged glimpse into the society that shaped her work.

The Schooling of Working Class Girls in Victorian Scotland

  • Filename: the-schooling-of-working-class-girls-in-victorian-scotland.
  • ISBN: 9781135783389
  • Release Date: 2013-01-11
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Jane McDermid
  • Publisher: Routledge

The portrayal of Scotland as a particularly patriarchal society has traditionally had the effect of marginalizing Scottish women, both teachers and students, in both Scottish and British history. The Schooling of Working-Class Girls in Victorian Scotland examines and challenges this assumption and analyzes in detail the course of events which has led to a more enlightened system. Education was, and is, seen as integral to Scottish distinctiveness, but the Victorian period saw anxious debate about the impact of outside influences at a time when Scottish society seemed to be fracturing. This book examines the gender-blindness of the educational tradition, with its notion of the 'democratic intellect', testing the claim of superiority for the Scottish system, and questioning the assumption that Scottish women were either passive victims or willing dupes of a peculiarly patriarchal ideal. Considering the influences of the related ideologies of patriarchy and domesticity, and the crucial importance of the local and regional economic context, in focusing on female education, this book provides a much wider comparative study of Scottish society during a period of tremendous upheaval and a perceived crisis in national identity, in which women, as well as men, participated.

Working Girls

  • Filename: working-girls.
  • ISBN: 1601620799
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 227
  • Author: Treasure Hernandez
  • Publisher: Urban Soul

Lost to a life on the streets after being turned out by her pimp, Manolo, Sunshine is desperate to reunite with the love of her life, Malek, but it may be too late for them, in a gritty new novel set against the backdrop of Flint, Michigan. Original.

Working Relationally with Girls

  • Filename: working-relationally-with-girls.
  • ISBN: 9781135800710
  • Release Date: 2012-12-06
  • Number of pages: 162
  • Author: Marie Hoskins
  • Publisher: Routledge

Discover how girls develop a sense of self as they struggle to make sense of complex and complicated times Working Relationally with Girls: Complex Lives, Complex Identities examines the experience of being a girl in today’s society and the difficulties social work practitioners face in developing a universal theory that represents that experience. This unique book analyzes how—and why—gender is still a complicated barrier for most girls, despite living in “post-feminist” times. Working from a variety of orientations, the book offers practical suggestions on how to help girls deal with interpersonal tensions, interpersonal conflicts, relational dilemmas, and the difficulties that stem from rules and norms of what is still a male-dominated society. Human service practitioners, regardless of their fields, face an everyday struggle to understand how adolescent girls construct identities in relation to the culture in which they live. The contributors to Working Relationally with Girls call on a range of disciplines, including child and youth care, cultural studies, feminist theory, counseling, and social psychology, to examine how girls interpret cultural expectations to develop a sense of self under complex conditions. This unique book addresses the subtle—and not-so-subtle—practices (symbols, metaphors, images, scripts, rules, norms, and narratives) that shape girls’ lives, providing the tools to build a basic framework that will help you understand how girls are alike—and how they’re different. Working Relationally with Girls examines: how mothers and daughters perceive general differences regarding sexual experiences in adolescence how girls’ health issues are constructed within the context of their dating relationships what do mothers and daughters want to know about each other’s sexuality the difficulty girls have in articulating their needs and desires in romantic relationships how many girls deal with what they see as an impossible choice—compromising their sense of self to maintain a relationship or compromising the relationship to maintain their sense of self how the dynamics of a dating relationship can affect a girl’s development and health the influence of media on constructing an identity how minorities form an identity when dealing with exclusion and belonging in a predominately white community using theater to examine the experience of identity formation and much more! Working Relationally with Girls is an essential guide to understanding how girls make sense of the world and how their decisions affect their gender and identity development. Social workers, health care professionals, child and youth care practitioners, and counselors will find this rich combination of theory and practice invaluable as an everyday resource.

Working Girls

  • Filename: working-girls.
  • ISBN: 9781134826599
  • Release Date: 2002-09-11
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Yvonne Tasker
  • Publisher: Routledge

Working Girls investigates the thematic concerns of contemporary Hollywood cinema, and its ambivalent articulation of women as both active, and defined by sexual performance, asking whether new Hollywood cinema has responded to feminism and contemporary sexual identities. Whether analysing the rise of films centred around female friendships, or the entrance of pop stars such as Whitney Houston and Madonna into film, Working Girls is an authoritative investigation of the presence of women both as film makers and actors in contemporary mainstream cinema.

Working Girls

  • Filename: working-girls.
  • ISBN: 9780988639010
  • Release Date: 2012-11-01
  • Number of pages: 232
  • Author: Shavon Jones
  • Publisher: Shavon Jones LLC

They were looking for Money, Power and Love and they found themselves . . . Working Girls: Money, Power & Love is a modern multicultural Sex and the City set at a fictional Fortune 100 Company where everyone is screwing each other, some professionally and some romantically. Four young women join the Company directly after university. They think they know the path to money, power and love. Their story begins on orientation day at the Philadelphia headquarters of a daunting conglomerate as the junior executive trainees put their hidden agendas in motion. Celeste is an Ivy League educated, career-obsessed opportunist who plans to work her way to the top, her competitors and husband be damned. Amy views the Company as a pit stop in route to motherhood. Sarah wants to use the Company as a canvas for her creativity. And Paige is more interested in her boss than she is in her job. As time passes, they discover that what they didn't know about the Company, their competitors and themselves may place their ambitions in jeopardy. Ultimately the day arrives when each woman must decide who she really is, what she truly wants and what she is prepared to pay for it. ***** Working Girls is a great choice for Book Clubs. There is a helpful readers club guide at the end.

Women Work and Computerization

  • Filename: women-work-and-computerization.
  • ISBN: 3540626107
  • Release Date: 1997-05-20
  • Number of pages: 476
  • Author: A. Frances Grundy
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This volume considers the submissions to the 6th International IFIP-TC 9/WG 9.1 Conference on Women, Work and Computerization WWC 97. The conference provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and users in the field of information technology. In this book the authors discuss how different areas of society are being transformed by computer technology, but with particular emphasis on changes in women's work and life and how these have come about. Such transformations include the transitions from women's traditional work to work based on modern technology; from communicating within personal communities to communicating within virtual communities; from traditional job gendering to new perspectives on "who does what".

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