“Own It: The Power of Women at Work

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Own It: The Power of Women at WorkOwn It: The Power of Women at Work by Sallie Krawcheck
Published by Currency on 17 January, 2017
Genre: #nothanks, Business, Feminism, Non-fiction, Self-help
# pages: 256
Source: Publisher
Rating: ★★★

Weren’t women supposed to have “arrived”? Perhaps with the nation’s first female President, equal pay on the horizon, true diversity in the workplace to come thereafter? Or, at least the end of “fat-shaming” and “locker room talk”?

Well, we aren’t quite there yet. But does that mean that progress for women in business has come to a screeching halt? It’s true that the old rules didn’t get us as far as we hoped. But we can go the distance, and we can close the gaps that still exist. We just need a new way.

Forget about “empowerment”. Women have power, we just have to learn how to use it. Own It reminds us of the definition of “empower” and all related words. It challenged me to rethink my idea of needing it.



give (someone) the authority or power to do something.

This book details the necessities of women in the workplace and how men cannot create successful businesses without including women in the core decision-making. We see things they don’t, foresee what they fail to consider, feel things they forget to acknowledge.

I liked this book, but reading it was a bore. I’m not one for biographies unless there is some highly relatable edge to them. Own It made me look at women in business—and the importance of women—differently, but I’d have preferred there be more entertainment in the book.

If Bill Nye can make science fun, I like to think business could be a fun topic.

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