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BY J. A. DAVIDS
Hire and retain more women hires.
Prevent inappropriate behavior.
Make your organization an amazing place for all.
Decrease communication issues.
Become a better leader.
"A must-read for founders and employees to build a lasting, inclusive company culture. As a founder, this book was invaluable in influencing how I think about searching for candidates, interviewing, and building a company culture that is inclusive, diverse, and collaborative. The author provides clear action steps to improve workplace culture, contextualized by the stories of real men and women. The juxtaposition of workplace scenarios with questions that provoke self-reflection serve to both move readers to re-examine their own unconscious assumptions and inspire action to prevent those same situations in their own companies. That being said, this book isn’t limited to executives; it’s an important read for employees in all industries."
"If you're looking to make company culture more welcoming for women (and why wouldn't you be?), this book highlights some fairly easy ideas to implement that will probably go a long way. It's written in a light and easy-to-read manner, with useful references and links to find more information about topics of particular interest. And there are lots of examples of ideal and less-ideal situations, so readers can easily see how to improve their own workplaces."
"This book is great reading for all genders. It's not just about how to treat women. It's about how to treat ALL employees and make the work environment equitable and inclusive. I think it's an especially good guide for managers, male and female, on how to build a high-functioning, collaborative corporate culture for teams of all sizes....Reading this book (as a female manager in tech) was illuminating in terms of my own actions and reactions throughout my 20+ years in startups and software companies. While some of the examples resonated with me in that they reflected my personal experience, others gave me pause to think about how I may have contributed to a Boys Club / Bro Culture in the past by playing along, or playing the role of the Den Mother.
"I have served on committees to make recommendations to HR on how to attract and retain talented women and minorities. Regretfully, it appears that the emerging hi-tech industry and the small startup companies still face a sizeable gap in this area. I found this book refreshing in voicing the concerns of the new generation of hi-tech women, and in offering practical solutions to improve their work environment. It can serve as an excellent handbook for any company, and in particular those that do not have well-staffed HR personnel, such as startups. It can also be given to new employees of all genders as an indication of the values endorsed by the company. Team members can read and discuss it together and develop a mutual culture for a safe and productive work environment.