The state of working women has been declared and debated since the days of Rosie the Riveter. The headlines, and the statistics behind them, however, don't tell the whole story. The truth is, many women today are breadwinners; and these breadwinners are struggling. They are caught in a perfect storm of male-dominated culture at work, traditional social norms at home, and outdated schedules in the school. Mogul, Mom, & Maid takes an honest look at how women are balancing home life and career. The pressures of child rearing, coupled with an unfulfilling corporate culture, are too great to be ignored. Author Liz O'Donnell goes beyond statistics and tells the stories of women all across America who are juggling careers, motherhood, marriage, and households. Mogul, Mom, & Maid looks at the choices women are making, the options they have, and the impact these decisions have on themselves, their families, and the businesses that employ them.
Can't make the event? Call us (603-224-0562) or email us (email@example.com) to have us put a copy aside to be signed for you.
About the author:
Liz O'Donnell is a want-to-be mogul, busy working mother and sometimes maid. A public relations executive by day, Liz counsels clients ranging from large financial institutions to early-stage technology startups on traditional and social media communications strategies.
Liz is also the founder of "Hello Ladies," an award-winning website for smart, busy women and named one of the top 100 websites for women by "Forbes" magazine. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Momsrising.org and her commentary on women's issues has appeared in "The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Tampa Tribune, " Gatehouse Media, and The Glass Hammer.
Liz lives in Dedham, Massachusetts with her husband and two children. She is a recovering PTO president, a long-serving Town Meeting Member, and co-founder of Women in Democracy - Dedham, a non-partisan organization committed to encouraging and supporting women's involvement in local politics.
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Shannon Hale, Ishmael Beah, Celtics great Dave Cowens all at Gibson's! March 6th, 2014
Meet Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale!
Shannon Hale is the author of many great books for young readers, including Princess Academy. Her new book, Dangerous,
is getting great reviews. It's got action--it's got romance--it's
science fiction--it's a fantastic read for young adults. Join us to
welcome her to Concord on Friday, March 7, at 5 PM! That's here at the bookstore.
A lot of heart, and a lot of art
Last week, a supportive but concerned customer wrote to our local paper, The Concord Monitor, wondering about the sidewalk art in front of our building. The story of that art is
Shown above are Kate Whouley (left), our design consultant for the
entire store, and her friend Susan York, who painted not only the
sidewalk but the wonderful mural, shown above, in our children's
(If you aren't a Monitor subscriber--and honestly, why aren't you?--but if you aren't, the text of the article is
Dave Cowens, Tom Raffio, & Barbara McLaughlin
Thursday, March 27, 7 PM
At the bookstore
Meet Celtics Great Dave Cowens!
If you're a Celtics fan, or just a basketball fan in general, you'll know the name Dave Cowens. And if you live in New Hampshire, you know the business acumen and leadership of Tom Raffio, who wrote this excellent book on management with Cowens and fellow Delta Dental alum Barbara McLaughlin. Meet them all and hear about their book, There Are No Do-Overs, on March 27!
Have you registered your club with us? Not only do we give you
discounts, keep track of your choices, and add your titles to our book
club displays, we also invite you to special,
invitation-only events--like our reception on March 25 with Ishmael Beah,
which will be held for book clubs, press, and related non-profits just
prior to our public event. To register your book club, please
email us. It's easy!