A new edition of Anita Harris’ book, Broken Patterns, has been published by Cambridge Common Press. The book, tells stories of women in male-dominated professions–and places these groundbreaking women, along with their mothers and grandmothers, in historical context. The book offers insight into issues faced by modern career women and perspective on the debate surrounding Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In.
Like Sheryl Sandberg, the Facebook COO and author of Lean-In, Cambridge author Anita Harris is troubled by the conundrum created when talented women opt out of careers and lose the opportunity to advance to positions that might allow them to influence workplace culture. But, Harris suggests, perhaps it is not the privileged who are likeliest to push for change or equality for others.