Beyond Leaning In: Gender Equity and What Organizations are Up Against

Beyond Leaning In: Gender Equity and What Organizations are Up Against

Written by:
Melanie Ho
Narrated by:
Brittany Goodwin
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Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2021
9 hours 30 minutes
***Silver Medalist, 2022 Axiom Business Book Awards***

All too often, the “real talk” about the challenges that professional women face happens behind closed doors. That makes it hard for women to make sense of their own experiences, and even harder for men and women to partner together for gender equity. 

BEYOND LEANING IN is a different kind of business book – based on research but told as a novel, alternating between the perspectives of male and female characters across all levels of the organizational chart at a fictional workplace. Readers gain insights about why professional women are tired of being told to lean in: 

- the challenges that make it harder for women to lean in,
- the unequal rewards and penalties when they do, and
- the fact that “leaning in and acting more like men” ignores the stereotypically feminine traits needed for modern leadership.

***A New Kind of Novel to Spark Discussion and Change*** 

BEYOND LEANING IN tells the story of Debra, a pioneering CEO in her early sixties who is much beloved by her team at her growing start-up. But sales are declining, and her strongest women leaders are departing one after the other.

It isn’t until she enlists the “reverse mentorship” of the much younger Cassandra that Debra begins to understand the challenges the next generation of women leaders face and the impact on the bottom line. But can she respond fast enough to save her company and her job?

Through this fast-paced story, we are inspired to think differently about what both individuals and organizations must do to ensure all employees thrive.
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