'Rigorous, articulate and passionately argued, Celia Harquail’s Feminism: A Key Idea for Business and Society is a must read primer on the values and goals of feminism and the gulf that still lies between them and the objectives of business-as-usual. This is not a work of mere idealism: Harquail challenges the status quo with an erudite summary of our present "profit for some" versus "flourishing for all" approach to professional work and its role in our lives. She offers cogent ideas for overthrowing, rather than tinkering with, the systemic oppressions of sexism, racism and other entrenched injustices in business and society, and how feminism envisions and encompasses both meaningful, fairly compensated work and a holistic human life for all.' — Whitney Johnson, disruption and innovation expert, speaker, podcaster, and best-selling author of "Build an A-Team" and "Disrupt Yourself".
'Finally, an engaging and opinionated book that is jam-packed with insights, explanations and examples of why feminism is needed in the workplace. A must read for corporate leaders and feminists, Feminism: A Key Idea for Business and Society, takes us a leap closer to understanding how businesses can better balance profit-seeking behavior with equality and justice for all.' — Dr. Barbara Orser, Professor of Management, University of Ottowa, Canada and co-author of "Feminine Capital: Unlocking the Power of Women Entrepreneurs".
'Presenting leaders with a compelling definition of feminism that is a call to action, this book highlights the relevance of feminism to business. In highlighting the oppression, privilege, and domination that characterize business culture, Celia V. Harquail challenges the reader to reflect, question, critique, and even disagree with her. The book offers an invitation that business leaders can no longer afford to ignore – it is time to change the rules of the game. Feminism is a catalyst for the ways that business can be a force for positive social and economic transformation.' -- Stacy Blake-Beard, Professor of Management, Simmons University, USA and Indian School of Business, India.
'As we look around all corners of the globe, feminism is in action. This accessible text introduces the reader to the most contemporary subjects and crucially asks critical organizational questions that benefit from the engagement with feminism.' — Alison Pullen, Macquarie University, Australia
'Business and feminism may seem an unlikely combination at first glance. This wonderfully innovative and readable book brings them together to great effect. Celia Harquail provides all of the tools needed to really make a feminist difference at work.' -- Scott Taylor, Birmingham University, UK
Celia V. Harquail, PhD, is co-founder of Feminists at Work and co-producer of Entrepreneurial Feminist Forums. She consults and writes about feminist business practice, and has taught at the Darden Graduate School of Business, UVA and Stevens Institute of Technology.