Women Who Work

Rewriting the Rules for Success
Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
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Note: A portion of Ivanka Trump's proceeds from this book will be donated to charities committed to empowering and educating women and girls.

I believe that when it comes to women and work, there isn't one right answer. The only person who can create a life you'll love is you.

Our grandmothers fought for the right to work. Our mothers fought for the choice to be in an office or to stay at home. Our generation is the first to fully embrace and celebrate the fact that our lives are multidimensional. Thanks to the women who came before us and paved the way, we can create the lives we want to lead - which look different for each of us.





I've been fortunate to be able to build my career around my passions, from real estate to fashion. But my professional titles only begin to describe who I am and what I value. I have been an executive and an entrepreneur, but also - and just as importantly - a wife, mother, daughter, and friend. To me, "work" encompasses my efforts to succeed in all of these areas.





After appearing on The Apprentice years ago and receiving a flood of letters from young women asking for guidance, I realized the need for more female leaders to speak out publicly in order to change the way society thinks and talks about "women who work". So I created a forum to do just that. This book evolves the conversation that started on IvankaTrump.com, where so many incredible women (and men!) have shared their experiences, advice, ambitions, and passions.





Women who work lead meetings and train for marathons. We learn how to cook and how to code. We inspire our employees and our children. We innovate at our current jobs and start new businesses.





Women Who Work will equip you with the best skills I've learned from some of the amazing people I've met, on subjects such as identifying opportunities, shifting careers smoothly, negotiating, leading teams, starting companies, managing work and family, and helping change the system to make it better for women - now and in the future. I hope it will inspire you to redefine success and architect a life that honors your individual passions and priorities, in a way only you can.

*The Ivanka M. Trump Charitable Fund (the "Fund") is a donor advised fund that supports the economic empowerment of women and girls. Ivanka Trump is the grant advisor to the Fund and sole member of IT WWW Pub, LLC (the "LLC"), which receives royalties from the publication of Women Who Work. The LLC will contribute a minimum $425,000 to the Fund, which is the unpaid portion of the advance, net of expenses. In addition, the LLC will contribute all future royalties it receives that are in excess of the advance to the Fund during the period from May 1, 2017 to May 1, 2022.

©2017 Ivanka Trump (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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I unfortunately had to return the audible copy. I believe they tried to find a narrator that has a similar tone of voice to Ivanka- soft. Though the narrator did that at parts, she often started to sound "robotic" in a way and it made it hard for me to get into the book. I purchased a physical copy and found many topics and points valuable that I will definitely put into play in my own career.

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only for those who already have great careers

good ideas for middle management or better, but for us cube-dwellers in dead end jobs... not much here.

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For privileged women

As she had some great points it was more geared towards women who run companies with a nanny, cook and maid. As she had some great points and I feel like I can relate since I have children, work full time and buying a company. I believe it's almost a dream entrepreneur lifestyle instead of the common reality.

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Enjoyed this book.

I came back to this book after a slow start discouraged me. Glad I did. Enjoyable.

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Well researched and practical

I am buying this book in print so I can reference all the topic over and over again. I couldn’t stop listening to all this information. Highly recommend this for a woman who works.

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Best for working moms with young kids

This book is really geared toward women with young kids. A lot of the chapters near the end were irrelevant to me, an empty nest mom. That said, I did enjoy the book on whole and it was worth my time. The narrator was really good, but I wish Ivanka had done it all, not just the forward.

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What did you like best about Women Who Work? What did you like least?

Some of Ivanka's personal stories give a nice flavor and background to her and to the book respectively. I would have liked more personal stories interwoven with the lessons learned from the masters of the business. Overall this was not good enough to make it stand out.

If you’ve listened to books by Ivanka Trump before, how does this one compare?

I have not.

Have you listened to any of Kathleen McInerney and Ivanka Trump ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Kathleen does fine she carried the "story" for me. I do think Ivanka should have narrated the whole thing.

Could you see Women Who Work being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No.

Any additional comments?

Full spirit of disclosure. I like Trump and I think he is doing good for this country. I have also bought a satirical magazine of Trump. So I like the man and I can laugh at him as well.
If you are looking for inspiration there is just not enough here. A few good tidbits, but not enough of a desert to make a whole meal.

Sorry, I cannot give this more then 3 stars for the content.

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Book worm

I liked it because Kathleen McInerny narrated and she’s so talented. I would recommend it to women who work or to women who want to be in the workforce I like everything about the book

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The best book for females who have dreams

I love the reading and feeling like is Ivanka voice! Love the contents and that truly helping me to grow! I shared and encourages my girl friends all read it ! Thank you!

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Great book, mediocre narrator

This book has great tips and ideas to develop your career. I actually took notes, so I can refer to them easily at a later time. However, the narrator was distracting and off-putting. She put an emphasis on words like "I," "my" and "personally" that made Ivanka sound incredibly snobbish and boastful. Many of these comments were just meant to establish her credibility. I would love it if Ivanka would narrate instead.