Women's Work: Stories from Pioneering Women Shaping Our Workforce


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Simon & Schuster
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8.5 X 0.9 X 10.6 inches | 2.55 pounds
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About the Author

Chris Crisman is an award-winning photographer specializing in lifestyle and portraiture imagery. Some of his notable subjects include Sigourney Weaver, Jane Goodall, Al Gore, and Richard Branson. His commercial clients include Panasonic, FedEx, ExxonMobil, Merck, Pfizer, Novartis, Wells Fargo, Coca-Cola, Interscope, Warner Bros., and Allstate to name a few. He is based near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and he is the author of Women's Work.



"A beautiful book that provides genuine encouragement and inspiration. Vivid portrait photography and accompanying essays declare that all work is women's work. Every picture tells a story, and these photos alone, many of them full page or two-page spreads, show women fighting fires, dealing with prisoners, flying planes, taming horses, mining gold, farming oysters, writing, teaching, coaching basketball, and baking--among dozens of other professions. In addition to bakers, the book includes a butcher, a blacksmith, a firearms and archery instructor, a beekeeper and urban gardener, and a vice president of Google. Many of them are immigrants or minorities; some of them find themselves in fields where there is no family background or female mentorship. The personal testimonies are inspirational throughout, and the photos embody the same spirit."--KIRKUS REVIEWS, STARRED REVIEW

"...[It's] important for women and young girls to be able to see themselves in jobs that society has deemed unfit for them. Photographer Chris Crisman's new book aims to help with that goal. Women's Work is a collection of portraits featuring women who work in male-dominated fields. From scientists and gold miners to C-suite executives and lobster fisherman (yes, they still use "fisherman"), Crisman captures a stunning array of pioneering women, accompanied by touching essays detailing their ambitions and struggles."--FAST COMPANY

"[A] marvelous collection...Award-winning photographer Chris Crisman documents women who pioneered work in fields that have long been considered the provinces of men--with accompanying interviews about how these women paved their own way."--FORTUNE

"What does it mean to be a woman in a male-dominated field? Photographer Chrisman asked over 50 women who are quietly breaking barriers...Readers of every gender will find something inspiring in these diverse, interesting stories. Teens will be inspired by the diverse career paths represented, and perhaps comforted by the circuitous route many of the subjects took."--BOOKLIST