The founder of Girls Who Code and bestselling author of Brave,Not Perfect confronts the ΓÇ£big lieΓÇ¥ of corporate feminism and presents a bold plan to address the burnout and inequity harming AmericaΓÇÖs working women today. We told women that to break glass ceilings and succeed in their careersall they needed to do is dream bigraise their handsand lean in. But data tells a different story. Historic numbers of women left their jobs in 2021resulting in their lowest workforce participation since 1988. WomenΓÇÖs unemployment rose to nearly fifteen percentand globally women lost over $800 billion in wages. Fifty-one percent of women say that their mental health has declinedwhile anxiety and depression rates have skyrocketed. In this urgent and rousing call to armsReshma Saujani dismantles the myth of ΓÇ£having it allΓÇ¥ and lifts the burden we place on individual women to be primary caregiversand to work around a system built for and by men. The time has comeshe arguesfor innovative corporate leadershipgovernment interventionand sweeping culture shift; itΓÇÖs time to Pay Up. Through powerful data and personal narrativeSaujani shows that the cost of inactionΓÇöfor familiesfor our nationΓÇÖs economyand for women themselvesΓÇöis too great to ignore. She lays out four key steps for creating lasting change: empower working womeneducate corporate leadersrevise our narratives about what it means to be successfuland advocate for policy reform. Both a direct call to action for business leaders and a pragmatic set of tools for women themselvesPay Up offers a bold vision for change as America defines the future of work.
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