9781578512775

Our Separate Ways

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  • ISBN13:

    9781578512775

  • ISBN10:

    1578512778

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-08-01
  • Publisher: Harvard Business School Pr

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Summary

An examination of the trials and triumphs of black and white women on their way to success in the professional world. Compares and contrasts the experiences of 120 black and white female managers in American business, highlighting the roles that race, gender, and class played in their career development. DLC: African American Women Executives.

Author Biography

Ella L. J. Edmondson Bell is the Leon E. Williams Visiting Professor of Business Administration at the Tuck School of Business.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Prologue 1(10)
Introduction 11(14)
Part I Flashbacks
25(74)
Lost Childhoods
27(24)
Their Fathers' Daughters
51(16)
Comfortable Families, Uncomfortable Times
67(20)
Executives in Training
87(12)
Part II Flashpoints
99(114)
Breaking In
101(20)
Fitting In
121(16)
Barriers to Advancement
137(22)
Climbing over the Barriers
159(16)
Making Change
175(14)
Work Isn't Everything
189(24)
Part III The Self and The Other
213(40)
The Racialized Self
215(20)
Images of Other
235(18)
Epilogue 253(10)
Appendix A: The Women 263(2)
Appendix B: Life History Interviews 265(12)
Appendix C: National Survey 277(6)
Notes 283(28)
Bibliography 311(20)
Index 331(8)
About the Authors 339

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