Providence Public Library is pleased to welcome veteran journalist and former USA Today Editor-in-Chief Joanne Lipman on Tuesday, June 19 from 6 – 8 pm, (150 Empire St., Providence, 3rd Floor Meeting Room). Join us for a talk and book signing by Joanne Lipman on her new bestselling book, That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together.
Lipman contends that to achieve parity in the office, women don’t have to change — men do — and in this inclusive and realistic handbook, she offers solutions to help professionals solve gender gap issues and achieve parity at work. While companies with more women in senior leadership perform better by virtually every financial measure, and women employees help boost creativity and can temper risky behavior like the financial gambles behind the 2008 economic collapse, 95 percent of Fortune 500 chief executives in the United States are men, and women hold only seventeen percent of seats on corporate boards. And while more men are reaching across the gender divide, genuinely trying to reinvent the culture and transform the way we work together, fumbles, missteps, frustration, and misunderstanding continue to inflict real and lasting damage on women’s careers.
Filled with illuminating anecdotes, data from the most recent relevant studies, and stories from Lipman’s own journey to the top of a male-dominated industry, That’s What She Said is a book about success that persuasively shows why empowering women as true equals is an essential goal for us all—and offers a roadmap for getting there.
Thanks to the Brown Bookstore, all books will be available for sale and signing by the author.