from a variety of disciplines. It is written in an accessible style, conveying scientific findings in a engaging and easy to understand format that should appeal to a wide audience interested in women's leadership, including women leaders and aspiring women leaders, and policy makers committed to advancing women's career opportunities." (Zentralblatt Math, 19 February 2010)
"Psychologists Diane Halpern and Fanny Cheung focus on one particular obstacle to women’s advancement: the difficulty for women of combining a career with family. The book’s unique contribution lies with the stories of the women leaders and their varied strategies for combining career and family. Readers will likely feel inspired by the womens' successes ... . A number of the book’s recommendations ... have received strong empirical support ... . The book provides a nice balance of first-person accounts and summaries of up-to-date scholarly research from a variety of disciplines. It is written in an accessible style, conveying scientific findings in a engaging and easy to understand format that should appeal to a wide audience ... . Because the book is highly interdisciplinary, it could also be used as a supplemental text in graduate and undergraduate courses in management and organizational behavior, psychology and sociology of work or gender, and family studies. I can imagine that it would generate much discussion among students who believe that career-oriented women no longer have obstacles to overcome and that combining career and family is easy." (Sex Roles, February 2010)
“Halpern and Cheung conduct a cross-cultural analysis of the work-life dichotomy in order to illuminate social and cultural expectations for women, to compare policy and personal solutions, and ultimately to propose a strategic plan for navigating work-life demands.” (Journal of International Women's Studies, May 2009)
"There is much here for women looking to energise their professional and home life, renew their perspectives and optimise their competencies as leaders and managers." (Psychologist, April 2009)
–Alice Eagly, Northwestern University; author of Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders
"We’ve come a long way! Women can have it all! This is a book about resilience and defying the odds. The authors have brought together diverse perspectives using women’s stories to create a new vision for women leaders—successfully combining work and family. No more guilt trips; mothers as role models and mentors are instrumental to their success."
–Jean Lau Chin, EdD, ABPP, Dean and Professor, Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University
"This book is a refreshing blast against those who tell women ‘you can't have it all.’ Based on absorbing interviews with women at the top, the authors offer a wealth of advice for women who aspire to the "O" level - CEO, CFO, etc."
–Stephanie Riger, Professor of Psychology and Gender and Women's Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago
"Diane Halpern and Fanny Cheung bring us a well-researched, inspiring look at Women at the Top. These 62 women, from China, Hong Kong, and the US, are smart yet down to earth, committed yet compassionate, tough yet flexible, idealistic yet reasonable, admirable yet human, and simply downright likeable. They have had their share of highs and lows. Still, their lives give us reason to hope that women, indeed, can have it all."
–Jean Lipman-Blumen, Thornton F. Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Organizational Behavior, Peter F. Drucker & Matsatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University, author of Connective Leadership: Managing in a Changing World and The Allure of Toxic Leaders
"Women at the Top is a well-written book that provides great reassurance and encouragement for women embarking on the duel tasks of balancing family life and professional ambitions. It offers a sound guide for women who aspire to flourish in both roles, and it will benefit the child, husband, family, company and society, as well. Valuable personal advice is woven into each chapter from high-achieving women who have successfully navigated integrating family life and career. These women leaders share their experiences, obstacles, and strategies, affording insights for fellow go-getters on the realities and possibilities of life at the top. This book is a sound guide for a balanced life that is not only manageable, but fully rewarding as well. Bravo to authors Diane Halpern and Fanny Cheung for this outstanding volume."
–Florence L. Denmark, Robert Scott Pace Distinguished Research Professor at Pace University and Former President of the American Psychological Association