Successful Professional Women of the Americas

Over eleven-hundred successful women, nineteen researchers, nine countries and one objective: Document and contribute to professional women's success


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The Study
This accessible and original book relates the fascinating story of successful women across the Americas: women who are managers, business owners, university professors and administrators, doctors, lawyers and government ministers.

Based on extensive research, including more than 1,100 surveys and 300 interviews of women from Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Jamaica, Mexico, St Vincent and the Grenadines and the USA, the book explains what these women have in common and how they differ. The workplace challenges and barriers to professional success faced by women are also analyzed. Seeking to capture the voices of the women themselves, the authors – also from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures across the Americas – attempt to explain success in the face of personal, social, organizational, cultural and economic obstacles facing women everywhere.

Successful Professional Women of the Americas will provide fascinating reading for academics, students and researchers focusing on gender studies or business and management. Professional women and managers worldwide will also find the book to be of great interest.

The Authors
Betty Jane Punnett, Professor in General Management and International Business, University of the West Indies, Barbados

Jo Ann Duffy, Professor of Management, Sam Houston State University, Texas, US

Suzy Fox, Associate Professor, Institute of Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Loyola University Chicago, US,

Ann Gregory, Honorary Research Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John’s, Canada

Terri R. Lituchy, Associate Professor, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Silvia Inés Monserrat, Professor of Business and Private Law, Universidad Nacional de Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Miguel R. Olivas-Luján, Professor of Management, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, US and Member, Business Faculty, Technológico de Monterrey, Mexico and

Neusa Maria Bastos F. Santos, Professor of Management and Accounting and Director, Graduate Programme in Accounting and Finance, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brazil.