How can women and men r eshape America's workplace culture? Joanne Lipman's  That's What She Said examines the gender gap in corporate America and provides a timely plan for creating a more equitable workplace. 

That's What She Said promises to provoke fascinating book club discussions. Read on for a note from the author, book highlights, a book-inspired recipe, and to enter our book giveaway.

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That's What She Said: 
What Men Need to Know
(and Women Need to Tell Them) A
bout Working Together
Joanne Lipman
William Morrow
Nonfiction / Business
January 30, 2018

Dear Reader,

A few years ago, I spoke at a conference about the issues women face every day: being underestimated, interrupted, overlooked, their voices not heard. The crowd was standing-room only...and made up entirely of women. I stopped right in the middle of a sentence. "We already know all of this," I said. "We need men in this room to hear the message instead."

With sexual harassment in the headlines, this book is intended for both women and men. It's time for us to focus on solutions, not just the problem of sexual harassment. To do so, we need to change the culture that has enabled it, from the lack of respect women often face to unconscious bias to unequal pay.

That's What She Said offers solutions for those issues, drawing on stories, research and personal anecdotes from my own career in a male-dominated industry to provide a road map that men and women can both follow. Together, we can change the world.

As a journalist, I love storytelling, and I've been privileged to lead newsrooms including as Editor in Chief of USA TODAY. Many stories have moved me or captivated my attention -- but none so much as this one. I am so excited to share That's What She Said with you.

Thanks for reading,

Joanne Lipman

That's What She Said
First things first: There will be no man shaming in
That's What She Said. A recent Harvard study found that corporate "diversity training" has actually made the gender gap worse -- in part because it makes men feel demonized. Women, meanwhile, have been told closing the gender gap is up to them: they need to speak up, to be more confident, to demand to be paid what they're worth. They discuss these issues amongst themselves all the time. What they don't do is talk to men about it. 
It's time to end that disconnect. More people in leadership roles are genuinely trying to transform the way we work together, because there's abundant evidence that companies with more women in senior leadership perform better by virtually every measure. 
Filled with illuminating anecdotes, data from the most recent studies, and stories from Joanne Lipman's own journey to the top of a male-dominated industry, it shows how we can win by reaching across the gender divide. What can the Enron scandal teach us about the way men and women communicate professionally? How does brain chemistry help explain men's fear of women's emotions at work? Why did Kimberly Clark have an all-male team of executives in charge of their Kotex tampon line? What can we learn from Iceland's campaign to "feminize" an entire nation? That's What She Said shows why empowering women as true equals is an essential goal for women and men -- and offers a road map for getting there.
That's What She Said  Reviews

"A sweeping, salient survey of the gender gap in corporate America... Impressively, Lipman manages to call out the problem and stare it squarely in the face without demonizing or alienating those who are vital to its solution."

That's What She Said Recipe 

Kleinur (Icelandic Pastries)

Get the recipe for Kleinur (Icelandic pastries) for your book club. T hese  delicious confections are the perfect pairing for a  That's What She Said discussion.

To learn more about the author and book events near you, for a resource guide and a quiz to determine implicit bias against women, visit the  That's What She Said website.

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