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The Only Woman in the Room

The Only Woman in the Room
Episodes in My Life and Career as a Television Writer

by Rita Lakin

  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release : 2015-09-01
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1495050459
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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(Applause Books). Rita Lakin was a pioneer a female scriptwriter in the early 1960s when Hollywood television was exclusively male. For years, in creative meetings she was literally "the only woman in the room." In this breezy but heartfelt remembrance, Lakin takes readers to a long-forgotten time when women were not considered worthy or welcome at the creative table. Widowed with three young children, she talked herself into a secretarial job at Universal Studios in 1962, despite being unable to type or take dictation. With guts, skill, and humor, she rose from secretary to freelancer, to staff writer, to producer, to executive producer and showrunner, meeting hundreds of famous and infamous show biz legends along the way during her long and unexpected career. She introduced many women into the business and was a feminist before she even knew she was one. The general public did not know her name, but Lakin touched the lives of millions of viewers week after week, year after year. The relevance of her personal journey charming yet occasionally shocking will be an eye-opener to present-day who take for granted the abundance of female creative talent in today's Hollywood.

The Only Woman in the Room

The Only Woman in the Room
Why Science Is Still a Boys' Club

by Eileen Pollack

  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release : 2016-09-06
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0807083445
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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ONE OF WASHINGTON POST'S NOTABLE NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR “Beautifully written and full of important insights,” this is a bracingly honest exploration of why there are still so few women in the hard sciences, mathematics, engineering, and computer science (Washington Post) In 2005, when Lawrence Summers, then president of Harvard, asked why so few women, even today, achieve tenured positions in the hard sciences, Eileen Pollack set out to find the answer. A successful fiction writer, Pollack had grown up in the 1960s and ’70s dreaming of a career as a theoretical astrophysicist. Denied the chance to take advanced courses in science and math, she nonetheless made her way to Yale. There, despite finding herself far behind the men in her classes, she went on to graduate summa cum laude, with honors, as one of the university’s first two women to earn a bachelor of science degree in physics. And yet, isolated, lacking in confidence, starved for encouragement, she abandoned her ambition to become a physicist. Years later, spurred by the suggestion that innate differences in scientific and mathematical aptitude might account for the dearth of tenured female faculty at Summer’s institution, Pollack thought back on her own experiences and wondered what, if anything, had changed in the intervening decades. Based on six years interviewing her former teachers and classmates, as well as dozens of other women who had dropped out before completing their degrees in science or found their careers less rewarding than they had hoped, The Only Woman in the Room is a bracingly honest, no-holds-barred examination of the social, interpersonal, and institutional barriers confronting women—and minorities—in the STEM fields. This frankly personal and informed book reflects on women’s experiences in a way that simple data can’t, documenting not only the more blatant bias of another era but all the subtle disincentives women in the sciences still face. The Only Woman in the Room shows us the struggles women in the sciences have been hesitant to admit, and provides hope for changing attitudes and behaviors in ways that could bring far more women into fields in which even today they remain seriously underrepresented.

The Only Woman in the Room

The Only Woman in the Room
A Book

by Marie Benedict

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2019-03-07
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1529325404
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Hedy Lamarr possessed a stunning beauty. She also possessed a stunning mind. Could the world handle both? Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich's plans while at her husband's side, understanding more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star. But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. And she knew a few secrets about the enemy. She had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis...if anyone would listen to her. A powerful novel based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionised modern communication, The Only Woman in the Room is a masterpiece.

The Only Woman in the Room

The Only Woman in the Room
A Memoir of Japan, Human Rights, and the Arts

by Beate Sirota Gordon

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2014-04-11
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 022613265X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1946, at age twenty-two, Beate Sirota Gordon helped to draft the new postwar Japanese Constitution. The Only Woman in the Room chronicles how a daughter of Russian Jews became the youngest woman to aid in the rushed, secret drafting of a constitution; how she almost single-handedly ensured that it would establish the rights of Japanese women; and how, as a fluent speaker of Japanese and the only woman in the room, she assisted the American negotiators as they worked to persuade the Japanese to accept the new charter. Sirota was born in Vienna, but in 1929 her family moved to Japan so that her father, a noted pianist, could teach, and she grew up speaking German, English, and Japanese. Russian, French, Italian, Latin, and Hebrew followed, and at fifteen Sirota was sent to complete her education at Mills College in California. The formal declaration of World War II cut Gordon off from her parents, and she supported herself by working for a CBS listening post in San Francisco that would eventually become part of the FCC. Translating was one of Sirota’s many talents, and when the war ended, she was sent to Japan as a language expert to help the American occupation forces. When General MacArthur suddenly created a team that included Sirota to draft the new Japanese Constitution, he gave them just eight days to accomplish the task. Colonel Roest said to Beate Sirota, “You’re a woman, why don’t you write the women’s rights section?”; and she seized the opportunity to write into law guarantees of equality unparalleled in the US Constitution to this day. But this was only one episode in an extraordinary life, and when Gordon died in December 2012, words of grief and praise poured from artists, humanitarians, and thinkers the world over. Illustrated with forty-seven photographs, The Only Woman in the Room captures two cultures at a critical moment in history and recounts, after a fifty-year silence, a life lived with purpose and courage. This edition contains a new afterword by Nicole A. Gordon and an elegy by Geoffrey Paul Gordon.

The Only Woman in the Room

The Only Woman in the Room
A Book

by Marie Benedict

  • Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print
  • Release : 2019
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781432857905
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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She possessed a stunning beauty. She also possessed a stunning mind. Could the world handle both? Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich's plans while at her husband's side, understanding more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star. But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. And she knew a few secrets about the enemy. She had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis...if anyone would listen to her. A powerful novel based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication, The Only Woman in the Room is a masterpiece.

Gender Imbalance in Public Sector Leadership

Gender Imbalance in Public Sector Leadership
The Glass Cliff in Public Service Careers

by Leisha DeHart-Davis,Deneen Hatmaker,Kim Nelson,Sanjay K. Pandey,Sheela Pandey,Amy Smith

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2020-07-31
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 110878724X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Women are still underrepresented as public-sector organizational leaders, despite comprising half of the United States public-sector workforce. To explore the factors driving gender imbalance, this Element employs a problem-driven approach to examine gender imbalance in local government management. We use multiple methods, inductive and deductive research, and different theoretical frames for exploring why so few women are city or county managers. Our interviews, resume analysis and secondary data analysis suggesting that women in local government management face a complex puzzle of gendered experiences, career paths and appointment circumstances that lend insights into gender imbalanced leadership in this domain.

The Only Woman in the Town, and Other Tales of the American Revolution

The Only Woman in the Town, and Other Tales of the American Revolution
A Book

by Sarah J. Prichard

  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release : 2021-04-25
  • Pages : 493
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The Only Woman in the Town, and Other Tales of the American Revolution" by Sarah J. Prichard. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Women Writing and Directing in the USA

Women Writing and Directing in the USA
A Stage of Our Own

by Kiara Pipino

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-03-12
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1000044475
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Women Writing and Directing in the USA: A Stage of Our Own features interviews with some of the most successful theatre artists currently working on and off Broadway and beyond. The book provides an insight on what it means and what it takes to be a successful female-identifying playwright and director in the USA, where the professional theatrical landscape is still mostly dominated by straight white men. The interviews explore a wide range of themes, including if and how the artists’ female perspective influenced their art, the social and cultural significance of their work, and how theatre and women working in theatre can participate in awakening greater social awareness. Readers will learn about some of the most current and relevant American theatre artists, such as Young Jean Lee, Pam MacKinnon, Dominique Morisseau, Rachel Chavkin, and Martyna Majok. Written for students in directing and playwriting courses, Women Writing and Directing in the USA: A Stage of Our Own features inspirational and informative stories that will help young theatre artists find and pursue their artistic voices.

Playing by the Rules

Playing by the Rules
How Women Lead in Evangelical Mission Organizations

by Leanne M. Dzubinski

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2021-03-04
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1725285169
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The purpose of this study was to understand how women lead and make meaning of their leadership in evangelical mission organizations. Twelve executive-level women were interviewed. They described how they came to lead and told stories of their successes and challenges. They also described their thoughts on why they were chosen to lead, and what it was like to be a woman leader in their organizations. Analysis of their stories revealed their challenges as well as organizations' ongoing ambivalence regarding women leaders. Conclusions from the study and suggestions for improved organizational practice are offered.

Bow First, Ask Questions Later

Bow First, Ask Questions Later
Ordination, Love, and Monastic Zen in Japan

by Gesshin Claire Greenwood

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2018-05-08
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1614294119
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What happens when a liberal, free-spirited, modern American girl goes on a spiritual quest into structured, disciplined, traditional Japanese Zen life? Gesshin Claire Greenwood was a liberal, free-spirited American girl who found meaning and freedom in disciplined, traditional Japanese Zen life. However, she came to question not only contemporary American values but also traditional monastic ones. This book is about becoming an adult—about sexuality, religion, work, ethics, and individuality—but it is also about being a human being trying to be happy. Questioning is a theme that runs throughout the book: how can I be happy? What is true? What is authentic? The reader is invited along a journey that is difficult, inspiring, sad, funny, and sincere.

Understanding Barriers to Workplace Equality: A Focus on the Target’s Perspective

Understanding Barriers to Workplace Equality: A Focus on the Target’s Perspective
A Book

by Michelle K. Ryan,Christopher T. Begeny,Renata Bongiorno,Teri Kirby,Thekla Morgenroth

  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release : 2020-08-07
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 2889639274
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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I'm Still Standing

I'm Still Standing
From Captive U.S. Soldier to Free Citizen--My Journey Home

by Shoshana Johnson

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2010-02-02
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1416570284
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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SHOSHANA HOLDS NOTHING BACK in this harrowing account of an ordinary woman caught in extraordinary circumstances. She reveals decisions made by chain of command that may have led to her twenty-two-day imprisonment, describes the pain of post-traumatic stress disorder, and shares the surprising story of how a specialist in a maintenance company ended up on the front lines of war. Told with exceptional bravery and candor, I’m Still Standing is at once a provocative look at the politics of war and the unforgettable story of a single mom and soldier who became an American hero. In March 2003, Operation Iraqi Freedom made world headlines when a U. S. army convoy was attacked en route to Baghdad. Shoshana Johnson became the first black female prisoner of war in United States history.

Women Who Succeed

Women Who Succeed
Strangers in Paradise

by Susan Durbin

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-02-16
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1137328266
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The number of women in senior management remains stubbornly low. Women Who Succeed examines the real life experiences of forty-six senior women who have 'made it' into senior management. It considers the strategies that these women adopted, the support they received and the relationships they formed in building their careers.

The Only Woman in the Room

The Only Woman in the Room
Knowledge and Inspiration from 20 Women Real Estate Investors

by Ashley L. Wilson,Liz Faircloth,Andresa Guidelli,Brittany Arnason

  • Publisher : Real Estate Investher Publishing
  • Release : 2020-08-17
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 9781735595900
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Have you ever attended a real estate event and been the only woman in the room? In The Only Woman in the Room, Knowledge and Inspiration from 20 Women Real Estate Investors, you will hear from 20 incredible women who will share how they were able to achieve financial freedom in a world historically dominated by men. From residential to commercial, this book is packed full of knowledge and inspiration on all facets, regardless of where one is in their real estate investing journey. In this book, you will discover how to: Creatively find and finance deals Overcome any obstacle you are facing and get started Transition from your 9-5 and become an entrepreneur Scale a multifamily portfolio Raise private capital Manage contractors And so much more!

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1894
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sara Craven Tribute Collection

Sara Craven Tribute Collection
A Book

by Sara Craven

  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release : 2016-07-01
  • Pages : 2308
  • ISBN : 1474056660
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In tribute this is a re-release of the Sara Craven Summer Collection WED TO THE ITALIAN: Bartaldi's Bride; Rome's Revenge; The Forced Marriage HER GREEK GROOM: The Tycoon's Mistress; Smokescreen Marriage; His Forbidden Bride HIS RELUCTANT BRIDE: The Marchese's Love-Child; The Count's Blackmail Bargain; In the Millionaire's Possesion

Secluded with the Cowboy (Mills & Boon Intrigue)

Secluded with the Cowboy (Mills & Boon Intrigue)
A Book

by Cassie Miles

  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release : 2014-03-14
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1472057929
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rancher Dylan had eagerly awaited the safe return of his kidnapped wife. But now that Nicole’s finally home, the tension that existed before her abduction is still there. Yet now Dylan is determined to win her heart all over again!

The First to Speak

The First to Speak
A Woman of Color Inside the White House

by Kristin Clark Taylor

  • Publisher : Doubleday Books
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 9780385425100
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The former Director of Media Communications for the Bush administration describes her tenure as a member of the White House press office and the challenges she faced as an African-American woman. 20,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo. Tour.

"Keep the Damned Women Out"

'Keep the Damned Women Out'
The Struggle for Coeducation

by Nancy Weiss Malkiel

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2018-05-29
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN : 069118111X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As the tumultuous decade of the 1960s ended, a number of very traditional, very conservative, highly prestigious colleges and universities in the United States and the United Kingdom decided to go coed, seemingly all at once, in a remarkably brief span of time. Coeducation met with fierce resistance. As one alumnus put it in a letter to his alma mater, "Keep the damned women out." Focusing on the complexities of institutional decision making, this book tells the story of this momentous era in higher education—revealing how coeducation was achieved not by organized efforts of women activists, but through strategic decisions made by powerful men. In America, Ivy League schools like Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Dartmouth began to admit women; in Britain, several of the men's colleges at Cambridge and Oxford did the same. What prompted such fundamental change? How was coeducation accomplished in the face of such strong opposition? How well was it implemented? Nancy Weiss Malkiel explains that elite institutions embarked on coeducation not as a moral imperative but as a self-interested means of maintaining a first-rate applicant pool. She explores the challenges of planning for the academic and non-academic lives of newly admitted women, and shows how, with the exception of Mary Ingraham Bunting at Radcliffe, every decision maker leading the charge for coeducation was male. Drawing on unprecedented archival research, “Keep the Damned Women Out” is a breathtaking work of scholarship that is certain to be the definitive book on the subject.

The Century Magazine

The Century Magazine
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1889
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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