Suppressed, Forced out and Fired: How Successful Women Lose Their Jobs


So entrenched, long established, and powerful is the "patriarchy" within organizations that women have serious difficulty acquiring positions of real importance, even when it is in the organization's best interest to use their talents fully (and reward them equitably). Reeves surveys the structural obstacles to women's advancement within organizations and explains the mechanisms by which gender discrimination operates. Her book combines theory with case study accounts of 10 women who were suppressed, then fired, and documents how that sort of termination process works. The result is a fresh, new look at a seemingly intractable problem, presented readably and objectively.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2000


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