- Title: Cult of Power: The Inside Story of the Fight to Open Augusta National Golf Club and How it Exposed the Ingrained Corporate Sexism that Keeps Women Down
- Released: 2013-02-22
- Pages: 228
- ASIN: B00BJTGMJE
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
From In 2002 small headlines announced the fact that the Augusta National Golf Club, host of the Masters Tournament, did not allow women members. Attention to this situation escalated when Burk, chair of the National Council of Women's Organizations, wrote a polite "reconsider your policy, please" letter to chairman Hootie Johnson--and received a multipage press release in response. The fact is that women's status in American corporations today (especially timely in light of Carly Fiorina's ouster from HP) signifies that women are still second-class citizens in business. In between Burk's documenting the furor over Augusta, individual profiles of members, such as Sanford Weill, former Citigroup CEO, make an unassailable case for change in her prescriptions for corporations, from "corporate culture must be changed from the CEO down" to "stop giving 'too much for too little'--lauding companies who have a woman or two in top management." Barbara Jacobs
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved pdf