12 posts categorised "Books"

19 July 2012

Lies I was told: women, work, and "having it all"

Hello everyone, Anne-Marie Slaugher's recent essay, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” incited vehement and very polarized reactions from readers. I personally didn't find anything particularly surprising in the essay (except Slaughter's underlying assumption that life should be easy). Many of you sent me your comments on this article...

21 May 2009

On bias and the value of difference

Is it possible for an Asian man to be prejudiced against Asian people? For a woman to show bias against other women? Well, according to Professor Binna Kandola, it is. And, in his new book, “The Value of Difference”, which he wrote as a way of re-energising the diversity debate...

26 March 2009

The global recession as a change agent – early survey responses

Last month, ahead of International Women’s Day, we launched an on-line survey which invited responses to questions around the impact of the global recession on women, the workplace and the future of work. The full results of the survey will be released on April 2nd, and I’ll cover them in...

19 March 2009

Why Women Mean Business – even more so in 2009

Regular readers of the Gender Agenda will recall that, in 2008, PwC was a very proud global corporate sponsor of the ground breaking book, “Why Women Mean Business” by Avivah Wittenberg-Cox and Alison Maitland. Our global CEO, Sam DiPiazza, endorsed the book with this cover quotation: “This book ably illustrates...

31 December 2008

Books of 2008

Hello again and Happy New Year. I hope everyone enjoyed a lovely festive break …. I certainly did, and I even spared my family the threatened Christmas Day viewing of “Closing the Gender Gap.” To close the year, here are a few thoughts around my favourite books of 2008. When...

22 October 2008

Changing to Win

Last night, I gave myself a bit of a break from all things connected with Planet Video (although work on the DVD and the on-line version of the film continues…) and I went along to the launch of PwC UK’s newest people group, the Disability Network. It’s the UK firm’s...

21 May 2008

Aussie rules

Hello again I had a very relaxing few days off work last week, and caught up with my reading (see below for a book recommendation!), also enjoying some spring sunshine in the English countryside. While I was away, my wonderful on-line colleagues updated the main www.pwc.com/women website with the details...

24 February 2008

Why Women Mean Business – world domination beckons!

Great to hear from Alison and Avivah that the European launches of the book “Why Women Mean Business” are going so well. Following the successful event in Brussels in early February, this week saw the WWMB roadshow reach Paris, in which the authors and their team took over a bookshop...

01 February 2008

Let’s get serious about sex: the UK launch of “Why Women Mean Business”

This week saw the UK launch of Alison Maitland and Avivah Wittenberg-Cox’s new book: “Why Women Mean Business: Understanding the Emergence of our next Economic Revolution”. Here at PwC, we’ve been big fans of the book since I first read an outline of it and a few sample chapters last...

07 December 2007

Why Women Mean Business

This week, I’ve been in New York for a series of internal and external meetings, along with, or so it seems, most of the UK, busily spending their comedy dollars in the shops. However, in between the meetings, I can also bring some more news on the forthcoming book, “Why...

29 November 2007

Why is it wrong to aspire towards improvement?

The continuing debate around the use of targets continued this week, at an internal PwC event hosted by PwC UK’s Female Partners and Directors Network. The external speaker was Jacey Graham, co-author of “”A Woman’s Place is in the Boardroom.” Jacey is also a partner in Brook Graham, a strategic...

08 November 2007

On the shelf

I’m currently compiling a list of suggested books on the issue of women and leadership to add to the blog; once it’s available, I hope you’ll find it useful, and I’d welcome suggestions of other titles. One of the books I reference is “The Feminine Mistake” by Leslie Bennetts, published...