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Broad influence: how women are changing the way American works

Broad influence: how women are changing the way American works EJTD Book review 41,2 Broad Influence: How Women are Changing the Way American Works Jay Newton-Small Time Books New York 232 pp. USD $27.95 Hardcover ISBN 10:1-61893-155-5 Review DOI 10.1108/EJTD-08-2016-0059 Introduction The compelling power of personal story is illuminated in Newton-Small’s detailed and well-researched book Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works . Beginning with Newton-Small’s mother, a trail-blazer at the United Nations, Broad Influence exposes the hidden moments of injustice experienced by women in multiple work contexts, including politics (legislative and judicial), finance, law enforcement and the military. The book then adeptly moves from injustice to impact in each work domain to highlight how women have methodically begun to change the norms within each profession. Especially now, with the 2016 tumultuous United States presidential elections generating misogynistic discourse, Newton-Small’s meticulous reporting should be required reading for all young adults of any gender identity. The basic argument of the book seems to be the idea that a critical mass of women within a profession has the ability to influence its culture. Evidence is presented to support the argument. Yet, the argument is not the strength of the book; it is its sourcing, as hundreds of interviews http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Training and Development Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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2046-9012
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10.1108/EJTD-08-2016-0059
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EJTD Book review 41,2 Broad Influence: How Women are Changing the Way American Works Jay Newton-Small Time Books New York 232 pp. USD $27.95 Hardcover ISBN 10:1-61893-155-5 Review DOI 10.1108/EJTD-08-2016-0059 Introduction The compelling power of personal story is illuminated in Newton-Small’s detailed and well-researched book Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works . Beginning with Newton-Small’s mother, a trail-blazer at the United Nations, Broad Influence exposes the hidden moments of injustice experienced by women in multiple work contexts, including politics (legislative and judicial), finance, law enforcement and the military. The book then adeptly moves from injustice to impact in each work domain to highlight how women have methodically begun to change the norms within each profession. Especially now, with the 2016 tumultuous United States presidential elections generating misogynistic discourse, Newton-Small’s meticulous reporting should be required reading for all young adults of any gender identity. The basic argument of the book seems to be the idea that a critical mass of women within a profession has the ability to influence its culture. Evidence is presented to support the argument. Yet, the argument is not the strength of the book; it is its sourcing, as hundreds of interviews

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European Journal of Training and DevelopmentEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 20, 2017

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