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Female Ambition

How to Reconcile Work and Family

Nuria Chinchilla og Consuelo León

Palgrave Macmillan 2005 200 s. ISBN 1403991782
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Female Ambition traces the development of women in the workplace, and focuses on a host of critical issues such as current governmental legislation and the family unit, family-responsible companies, personal leadership and the management of time in the workplace and at home. In a comprehensive manner, the book addresses the challenges that women face as they seek to combine careers with a balanced and fulfilling family life. This book also provides practical tips on achieving this goal, and includes numerous real-life examples.

Contents Introduction
Being a Woman in the 21st Century
The Family: Current Situation and Legal Framework
Women: Agents of Change?
Work and Family: Can They Be Reconciled?
Family-Responsible Companies
The Secrets of Personal Leadership
Managing Personal, Family and Professional Time: How to Accomplish Everything?
Author BiographiesNURIA CHINCHILLA holds a PhD in Management from IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. She is Director of the International Centre of Work and Family, which aims to inform companies, policy-makers in government institutions as well as private institutions about how to successfully create family-friendly work environments.

CONSUELO LÉON is a Researcher at the InternationaI Centre for Work and Family at IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. She has written extensively on women in the workplace, as well as other related topics. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Navarra, Spain.