Monday, October 21, 2019

Review: Outspoken by Veronica Reuckert

by Veronica Reuckert

Publisher: HarperBusiness
Pages: 256
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Are you done with the mansplaining? Have you been interrupted one too many times? Don’t stop talking. Take your voice back.

Women’s voices aren’t being heard—at work, at home, in public, and in every facet of their lives. When they speak up, they’re seen as pushy, loud, and too much. When quiet, they’re dismissed as meek and mild. Everywhere they turn, they’re confronted by the assumptions of a male-dominated world.

From the Supreme Court to the conference room to the classroom, women are interrupted far more often than their male counterparts. In the lab, researchers found that female executives who speak more often than their peers are rated 14 percent less competent, while male executives who do the same enjoy a 10 percent competency bump.

Kritters Thoughts:  Do you ever need a non fiction to remind you that you are a bad ass female?  Do you need a book that just reminds you how to operate at your fullest?  This is that book.  I started this book on an airplane with a guy sitting next to me who was "manspreading" and I sure hope he read the hot pink cover and my signals that he was talking up way more space than he should have been!

From the way women carry themselves to the way we speak, we have to make adjustments to make a room respond differently to us.  We must take up space as the book says and make sure that our speech is commanding and makes everyone pay attention, I loved the reminders in this book and appreciated the moments that I would quote and keep for later.  

I think this would be the perfect gift book for a college graduate who is entering the workforce and needs to be reminded to take up space and speak up when necessary.  

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from BookExpo.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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