Glass Half-Broken: Shattering the Barriers That Still Hold Women Back at Work

Narrated by:
Chloe Cannon

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
April 2021
8 hours 59 minutes
Women have made up roughly half of the college-educated workforce for years, and before the onset of the economic crisis of 2020, the gap between the percentage of women and the percentage of men in the labor force was the lowest on record. But women remain underrepresented in positions of power and status. The gender pay gap, for example, shows little movement, largely because high-paying jobs are the most gender-imbalanced. Even in areas where there are roughly equal numbers of men and women, or where women actually make up the majority, leadership ranks remain male-dominated.

The endurance of these inequalities begs the question: Why haven't we made more progress?

Ammerman and Groysberg focus on the pervasive organizational obstacles and managerial actions that create gender imbalance. Bringing to light the key findings from the latest research in psychology, sociology, and economics, Glass Half-Broken shows that along their entire career path, women get pushed out of the leadership pipeline and, at each point, for different reasons. Presenting institutional and managerial strategies designed to overcome and mitigate these barriers at each step in the career path, Glass Half-Broken is the authoritative resource that managers and leaders at all levels can use to finally shatter the glass ceiling.
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Daniel C.

The topic is very interesting and the content is presented in a very factual way. Which is helpful for understanding the severity of the issue with hard evidence. I liked that the book does touch on the “what can you do?” part of the issue and also on a lot of examples of real life. It did help to open my eyes to biases that I may have fallen into and will now keep in check. It did feel a bit redundant at some points, but I assume it is to drive the matter.

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Insightful book. Enjoing it!

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