Book 2 of Year 2017 – “Money on the table” by Melissa Greenwell

Gender inequality has been a hotly debated topic, especially in the past few years. From books like Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” to Arianna Huffington’s “On becoming fearless”.

Sometimes it seems like the discussion is merely that – a discussion. However, this book goes further in the discourse to recommend practical steps companies can take to create gender neutral environments in the workplace.

Official Title – Money on the Table: How to Increase Profits Through Gender-Balanced Leadership

Genre – Non-Fiction

Book Length – 184 pages (Hardcover)

Reading Time – 5 hours

Style – Melissa writes in great detail about various the gender issue at the workplace (i.e. shortage of women in top positions); and provides practical solutions to resolve these gender imbalance issues.

She shows correlation between companies enabling women and increased profits the said company can attain.

She outlines 10 steps that men and women can take to ensure gender based leadership in the workplace. I was particularly impressed that this book did not end up to be a male bashing one but a book to educate both males and females on how to leverage on their respective strengths.

Favourite Quote – “High-potential females often operate under the radar because women would rather get things done than get noticed, and getting noticed has typically been the requirement for promotion.”

Recommendation – If you are at a point in your career where asserting yourself as a woman is a problem, this is a good guide to show you how to showcase your leadership and underplayed skills. For the men who care, this also gives a guide on how to build gender balanced leadership in the workplace.

Rating – 4/5

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