Praise for Giving Notice
"Is the corporate playing field still an obstacle course for people who are ′different′? Freada Kapor Klein, one of America′s leading diversity advocates, thinks so. In Giving Notice, she and her coauthors tell you why and what to do about it.This refreshing and eye–opening new book blasts the ′diversity industry′ and the ′meritocracy myth–makers′ for ignoring the daily indignities and subtle biases that shape career prospects. Giving Notice tells it like it is and then tells it like it could be, offering every American a vision of workplaces that are good for people, companies, and the economy."
Rosabeth Moss Kanter, professor, Harvard Business School and best–selling author of Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End
"This book will clearly set the new standard for the field.I think it will be amazing and it should be required reading for anyone in the investment business."
David Blood, managing partner, Generation Investment Management and former CEO, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
"Freada Kapor Klein provides many insights into the microdynamics of diversity issues and even more insights into policy issues, organizational dynamics, and ways to change practice. She takes fundamental issues and articulates them in a very concise, engaging, and easy–to–digest way. Her examples are interesting, often humorous, and always clear."
Stephen Small, chair, African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley
1 The Meritocracy Myth: Is the Playing Field Level? 1
2 Slights Unseen 16
3 From the Top 33
4 The Cost of Bias 48
5 Does Blink = Bias? 67
6 Dismantling Barriers from the Inside 82
7 Know the Signs from the Outside 109
8 Bias Around the World 125
9 Ten Steps Back 137
10 Toward a New Framework 157
A What s in a Resume? 183
B Determining the Cost of Unfairness 189
C Sources of Corporate Leaver Stories 197
The Author 213