Sex Roles (2010) 62:696–698 DOI 10.1007/s11199-009-9719-0 BOOK REVIEW Women at the Top: Powerful Leaders Tell Us How to Combine Work and Family. By Diane F. Halpern and Fanny M. Cheung. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. 292 pp. $29.95 (hardback). ISBN-10: 1405171057 Linda L. Carli Published online: 19 February 2010 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2009 In many ways, the status of women has improved. In the having other important family commitments. In their book, United States, more women are employed than ever “using the best psychological research and personal inter- before and women now make up 47% of the paid views with 62 women with families and prominent workforce (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2008b, leadership positions in the United States, China, and Hong Table 2). Women’s incomes relative to men’shavealso Kong, and drawing on the life experience of prominent risen (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2008a)and women women leaders with children in Europe” and elsewhere, the are surpassing men in education, currently earning the authors “show women how to combine babies and brief- majority of bachelor’s and advanced degrees from U.S. cases for dually successful lives” (p. xiii). colleges and universities (U.S. National Center for The interviews serve
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