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I believe that when it comes to women and work, there isn’t one right answer. The only person who can create a life you’ll love is you.
 
Our grandmothers fought for the right to work. Our mothers fought for the choice to be in an office or stay at home. Our generation is the first to fully embrace and celebrate the fact our lives are multidimensional. Thanks to the women who came before us and paved the way, we can create the lives we want to lead—which looks different for each of us.
 
I’ve been fortunate to be able to build my career around my passions, from real estate to fashion. But my professional titles only begin to describe who I am and what I value. I’m an executive and an entrepreneur, but I’m also—and just as importantly—a wife, mother, daughter and friend. To me, “work” encompasses my efforts to succeed in all of these areas. 
 
After appearing on The Apprentice years ago and receiving a flood of letters from young women asking for guidance, I realized the need for more female leaders to speak out publicly in order to change the way society thinks and talks about “women who work.” So I created a forum to do just that. This book evolves the conversation that started, and continues, on IvankaTrump.com, where so many incredible women (and men!) are coming together to share their experiences, advice, ambitions, and passions.
 
Women who work lead meetings and train for marathons. We learn how to cook and how to code. We inspire our employees and our children. We innovate at our current jobs and start new businesses.
 
Women Who Work will equip you with the best skills I’ve learned from some of the amazing people I’ve met, on subjects such as identifying opportunities, shifting careers smoothly, negotiating, leading teams, starting companies, managing work and family, and helping change the system to make it better for women—now and in the future. I hope it will inspire you to redefine success and architect a life that honors your individual passions and priorities in a way only you can.


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The cliche ridden ramblings of the completely spoiled and dishonest offspring of a family of great wealth. This womans head is filled with something fouler, yet lighter than air. Just open to any page to learn how being born with millions is the key to becoming wealthy, at least when added to copious amounts of dishonesty with others and oneself. Think of all the downtrodden women working in Asian sweatshops producing Ivanka-wear while reading it as well. Empowerment!

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I feel Ivanka is a strong, intelligent, leader, and business savy woman. I think she speaks eloquently and writes about how she views the life she has lead to this point.
However, I also feel because of her name its helped her to brand herself and enabled her more opportunities to seek higher positions, wealth, and leadership roles in opening her own business deals.
We all know by now how Ivanka noted she would step down once her now President and father went into office. Yet it seems that has not occurred.
I tried to understand and grasp the concept of her wishing to help other women and young girls . Yet did her father if Im not mistaken just do away with Michelle Obamas program to help young ladies and their educational program? http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/20...
In fact as I sit here typing I just learned that the Republicans pushed through the first of 3 stands to pass whats become known as Trump Care.
Im all for giving everyone a fair chance in life but I honestly have a hard time believing or trusting anyone from this family from what Ive learned to date. However, Id love to be proved wrong.
I guess time will tell.
As for the book I did enjoy her work enough to give 3 star review.
I dont think women today can play both roles equally both have the kids and the career. I appreciate her effort to offer women choices with childcare, flex schedules, and compensation for maternity leave. I feel more employers should follow her leadership.
As for her viewpoints on working I feel her name helped stabilize her career. While I applaud her for working I also feel her time with her family is equally important and was shocked to learn she was so busy she had to pencil in date nights or family nights. I disliked her commentary to her children that she must work to provide as it felt cold to explain it to a young child whos impressionable that work was simply more important.
I was a stay home mom agreeing to put career on hold for child rearing and cost saving childcare expenses. Seventeen years later with my Masters and all accolades including filling in time gap with volunteer work ( 13 nonprofits unpaid) I cannot get employed. Ive sent over 100 applications with 4 interviews since 2010. I left an abusive spouse with nothing more than bankruptcy, homelessness, LT unemployed. No credit, no savings, no support.
Our legal system and society need to respect women and their choices to become stay home moms. We need to address this issue before we can address any other.
Until this becomes of importance all else fails to the wasteside.
I agree women are the backbone and often do better work than the men. I agree women are more calm and able to keep corruption to a minimum. I believe women need to keep attacking and breaking the glass ceiling and ask to be paid their worth.
I also believe women deserve the same opportunities as the men.
At this point Im told having a masters is a detriment meaning Overqualified. Having given up career to raise family is a detriment meaning no prior work experience even as 15 yr volunteer with national award recognition including Points of Light by GH Walker Bush.
Im told having no credit after escaping abusive situation to protect kids did more harm than good. Now unable to be employed with no credit, no income, no assets or savings . As you know all jobs , housing, purchases require use of credit and prior work experience which cannot have if not made available as even an option.
Jobs now are grant funded , temp , part time, not flex hours, w/o benefits or assistance to families.
Apartments are not rentable to families especially single parents for fear the children will destroy the place. Housing agencies dont wish to rent to domestic violence victims for fear of retaliation of abuser or police activity.
So without the silver spoon it makes life much more difficult.
Yet I have renewed all online forms including LinkedIn. I have created business cards and personally handed them out. Ive told my story to every member of congress and my local journalist and FBI including my 3 state senators , law and you tv program, and yes even the attorney generals office.
Ive learned my area is full of corruption, nepotism, pay to play schemes, and big boy networks. Women have a much harder time getting anything of value much less employment.
I wish we could use talent rather than connections, wealth, power to secure jobs.
However this is the society we now reside.
I pray our country can change and for the better.
As I live below poverty begging for employment I hope women and children will not be silenced as we have been especially with regards to abuse.
I pray salaries are based on skill and talent brought to the table and to the corporations for which we work.
I just havent seen any of it...However I have seen nearly 49 million unemployed as I wait in line alongside them for food to simply survive.
People dont want handouts we need help and we need it now.
I worked two jobs to put self into college. Top producer and associate of the month both departments at a factory. Seven twenty five an hour wage with 10 c raise and worked 38 hrs based on companies refusal to allow ft pay with 40 hrs provided.
No benefits.
The same job from same factory pays the same 17 yrs later . The problem : Divorce, Debt, Bankruptcy, 3 teens and multiple new bills Ie. student loans for the masters not used (275 m), car payment to find employment ( 150m) , etc..
I wish the world was full of rainbows and roses but I do hold gratitude. I know many have it worse yet I pray for us all. We need the change that everyone writes about and speaks at the podium.
I pray for our country and our president though I didnt vote for him.
I pray that the economy improves.
I hold this hope that love trumps hate.


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This book for me is on par with Amy Poehlers Yes Please because instead of painting women as the victims of the patriarchy Ivanka is honest about attitudes toward working women today, which are largely positive (in developed countries where SJWs mostly come from) but just need a little refining. For example, she clearly shows how the wage gap is a myth with information such as that women ask for raises and promotions 86% less often than their male counterparts and men apply for jobs that they’re only 60% qualified for as opposed to women who ensure that they are completely qualified first. I feel very sorry for people reviewing this or any other book without actually reading it because of who the author is. I am positive that I would enjoy this book just as much if it werent written by Ivanka Trump, whom I respect greatly. Also I can only imagine how drastically polar the reviews would have been if this had been published before Trumps presidential campaign. It would be so refreshing for goodreads to be a platform to discuss ideas instead of a vapid popularity contest.

For one thing, sure, Ivanka Trump is beyond the conventional definition of privileged (whatever arbitrary measure for that may be) but does that make her life experience any less valuable to share? I dont think so. Lessons can be learned from anyone, even murderers. Not to mention, this was never supposed to be an autobiography or a political book. It is supposed to be an inspirational self-help book that also provides insights into Ivankas life. Everyones always complaining that she only has a business because of her dad but is she really that unique? I can think of at least two people I know off the top of my head who created their own brand by taking over their parents so how exactly does she lose all credibility for having done the same thing? Maybe if we started evaluating individuals for their actions instead of the group to which they associate, there wouldnt be so much polarization across the globe as of late and we would recognize that there is great value in recognizing all perspectives.

She was offered the opportunity to work at Vogue but turned it down to pursue real estate. I think that takes bravery because having Anna Wintour personally call you offering you a job is pretty much winning the career lottery (because it looks good on your résumé no matter what career youre pursuing). She has other people catering to her every need? Good for her. If you could afford it wouldnt you pay for a cleaning lady and a nanny too? Just like Amy Poehler has said, youre only hurting yourself by denying that you need help from anyone else to be a successful working mother. From personal experience, I can attest to the fact that if my mom was more selfish (because shes the most selfless person I know) she wouldnt have health problems and would likely take more much needed time for herself. Ivanka is inspirational to me not because I have a naive idea of her in my mind that she does everything on her own, but because she has created a successful brand and had the humility to seek help and not go at it alone cold turkey.

Now onto the book itself, she acknowledges early on her privilege when she writes, @I consider the position Im in to be a great responsibility and one I intend to use wisely.@ She pointed out the continued attitude in society to refer to women and/or mothers who work as working women when the term is not used for men who are or are not fathers, which I completely agree is outdated and unnecessary. I liked that she acknowledged the importance of entertaining disparate viewpoints so that her inner circle isnt an echo chamber (hint hint nudge nudge goodreads commenters on this book who didnt even read it). I really like her concepts of the extended job title to empower women and a future mission statement.

She then has a summary of the contents of each chapter at the end of the introduction which was a great way of laying everything out. I will very loosely outline them here for the people who don’t want to bother with the book although there is much more valuable material if you actually care to read it:
1 – The first chapter was about identifying your passions in life and what I found as a particularly useful reminder was that passion and perseverance are more important than education and experience, something Ive observed personally. She also emphasized that you must be happy before you achieve your dreams and not expect happiness after years of torturous hard work. It was quite telling for me to read that doctors in a positive mood make accurate diagnoses 19% more quickly.
2 – This was about making your mark or establishing yourself in the workplace. One great point she makes that is simple but so true is that you shouldn’t be asking people questions that can be easily found online. This applies to everything from work to classrooms and from experience I would much rather find out the answers myself when I can but at the same time try not to be afraid of asking questions when it’s appropriate. I also agreed with her point that you should try not to talk about yourself for more than 30 seconds at a time if you’re not a particularly charming conversationalist; I’m not going to stand with a timer in my hand every time I talk to someone but I’ve definitely noticed that people are more interested in conversing when I go back to them often rather than giving them a presentation of a story that could have used a lot less details. There were also great tips on how to better participate in meetings, how to give presentations and how to work as a team among other things. Finally I completely agree that it’s better to treat networking as an opportunity to make friends or at least acquaintances with a small number of persons of interest rather than reaching out to as many people as possible via a superficial and transactional confrontation. Along the same lines, it was interesting to find out that people are 58% more likely to find a job opportunity through acquaintances rather than through good friends.
3 – This was about staking your claim or essentially how to go about reaping the rewards from making your mark. There was helpful advice about being a leader, the hiring process and everything that comes with that along with sections about negotiation and knowing your worth. The latter was particularly useful for me because I try not to be a bossy person and sometimes have difficulty being assertive about my needs.
4 – This was about maximizing your time in a work week to make it more efficient and better reach your long-term goals. I’m naturally a very organized person to a fault so planning, making lists and having everything in its place is second nature for me but that information I can see could definitely be useful for people who live more hectic lives. I personally better appreciated the advice on which hobbies are the most beneficial and how to get centered by tackling stress earliest in the day and using breathing exercises, among other tips.
5 – This chapter had to do with something I’m still trying to work on, which is the concept of joining your work with your life instead of attempting to balance them by keeping them separate. I was always told that work/life balance is the ultimate goal to happiness but Ivanka explained why this is false like this: relying on a balance to keep all obligations at peace will only result in the scale tipping because it is so sensitive (e.g. to sickness, accidents, etc.). She argues for a work/life fit instead and embracing every obligation of the day as a part of your life. I agree with this because it reminds me of what Mark Manson wrote in his book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck, that no matter what you choose to do in your life it will always bring problems that require work to solve. So essentially, your entire life from the second you wake up is work, which when put that way sounds very simple. I also appreciate how she actually included things women who work can do rather than placing the onus entirely on the government, although the way the American government treats working parents has been appalling for decades.
6 – The last chapter of the book was dedicated to changing the attitudes toward women who work as introduced at the beginning of the book.

Yes, there are a lot of quotes in this book and it sometimes feels more like a paraphrasing of other books Ive read than its own thing but again, theres absolutely nothing wrong with that in my mind (I have read better books with a quote before every chapter) because there was great content amongst them from Ivanka. I feel that the quotes only enhance what she’s saying and flow with the information as she presents it. Maybe its subjective, but having had to write many essays in high school using multiple quotations has definitely made me more attune to reading material in a similar format. This isnt just a vague book of quotes; it actually outlines steps you can take to better yourself with specific examples. I recently read Mind Over Mood to help me deal with anxiety and depression and the format of Ivankas book slightly reminds me of that one. Also, isnt it better that shes voicing the perspectives of so many people instead of having written a book that simply drones on about herself and her accomplishments? I can only imagine the controversy that would have caused. Some of my favourite passages of hers that were not quotations from other people include:

@Women were interested in buying jewelry for themselves - and were no longer waiting for a man to do it for them.@

@One life isnt just about trying to achieve balance (it doesnt exist!) or managing blended priorities; its about acknowledging that the priorities that exist outside of our job descriptions are just as important to us as the work we do to support ourselves and our families - and just as worthy of our time and attention.@

@No one knows what success means to someone else. I know lots of people who are outwardly successful and inwardly miserable - to me, thats not success, but thats the path theyve chosen... Success to me means setting goals that feel true to who you are, not trying to live up to the arbitrary bar that society sets up for you or what anyone else thinks should matter to you.@

@We often realize that while were waiting for our lives to begin, they already have - and theyre made up of all the decisions we make, big and small, conscious or not... Honor yourself by exploring the kind of life you deserve.@

I personally was surprised by how well this was written. I dont idolize every inch of Ivanka and didnt have the highest expectations for this book but she (and her helpers likely) has presented the content in an erudite and concise fashion, which made the book enjoyable and quick to read. I also thought it was cute how she used real estate terminology in some of her advice like architecting a life you’ll love and refer to your blueprint. I believe this book is smart and transparent, and I recommend it to all hopeful entrepreneurs and bosses.

I do think a lot of the points in this book are simple and well-known, which is why I give it four stars but it is presented in a refreshing and organized way and I feel like I just got a good pep talk reminder on how to get my shit together. In the end however, this book delivers on its premise and is well-cited so even if a lot of the information comes from other sources, shes fortunately not claiming to have invented all of the concepts herself. Also, her workplace is ideal and largely unrealistic when compared to the average workplace, but there is no reason that that shouldn’t change. I work as a summer student and we also don’t have a formal policy around being sick for example, and I think that should be the case everywhere. If we are sick we are given the option of taking the day off without pay or making up the hours through overtime. It’s something so basic that it frustrates me to read about the devastating problems most American (and Canadian) workers have to face alone.

In conclusion, this book is obviously meant to further Ivanka Trumps brand and create more customers but how exactly is that wrong? You think when Jessica Alba wrote her book she wasnt trying to market The Honest Company through it? What this book isnt is a political book - its meant to be an inspirational ode to female leaders and is even unintentionally feminist (a gender-biased cause I do not support). Ivanka herself describes this book as a guidebook for achieving success as a woman. She is however clearly aware of the problems most American workers face regarding paid leave and childcare so not being American myself, I can only hope that Ivanka will fight to push her father into enacting those policy changes necessary or at least bring about some policies that could alleviate the stress that workers face mentally and physically, and ultimately increase worker morale and efficiency. On that note, I think it’s important to remember this book was finished before Trump was elected. It’s also important to realize that how workers are treated is seemingly a simple issue but a lot more complex at its core because of the consumerist and on the go culture of North America. North Americans are pushed to their limits to produce work faster, harder and better, and paradoxically this culture that we live in is what is causing so many problems in the opposite direction. That is why I personally believe that relying on statistics and outcomes from model countries in Europe to enact policy changes is the best way to bring about positive change. I also personally believe that next time you dont read a book, dont write a review about it. To me, this book is everything that #Girlboss tried to be.

مشاهده لینک اصلی
Reads like a giant pat on the back of the privileged. Self-congratulatory, this collection of banal platitudes is confusing in that the author clearly doesnt know who her readers are. The vast majority of @women who work@ could not relate to this marketing scheme cum policy position Ms. Trump espouses. For that reason, this book is tone deaf and so earnestly tone deaf Im left wondering who the heck she thought her audience would be? The notion Ms. Trump truly understands the trials and challenges (and arguably even the successes) of @women who work@ enough to commiserate with them (and thus, sincerely inspire them) strikes this reader as laughable. Her book, for this reason, may find a home amongst other trust fund babies celebrating their @success@ in business but the notion it would resonate in the lives of the middle or working class is incomprehensible. The @rules@ Trump is rewriting consists not of integrity, hard work, or even education but rather nepotism, born wealth, and generational advantages of the 1%.

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I really loved that right when you open the book you can smell equal parts nepotism and bullshit. Highly recommend for billionaires and anyone who wants to have their eyes burned out of their sockets courtesy of her flaming hypocrisy.

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