Female Firebrands – Stories and Techniques to Ignite Change, Take Control, and Succeed in the Workplace
Saying NO to the Workplace Status Quo: 13 Women Who Are Rewriting the Rules
Women of all generations will nod in recognition at the stories of thirteen professional women from diverse backgrounds and industries as they recount the career challenges they've faced and how they have overcome bias, sexism, and the power imbalance. If you've ever wondered what a true firebrand is, you'll find out in Mikaela Kiner's powerful first book.
Full of practical examples and valuable insights and techniques, Female Firebrands is an honest, modern, and solutions-oriented guide for dealing with situations working women know all too well: sexual harassment, not being taken seriously, and being talked over, passed over, underpaid, and under-appreciated.
Just like millions of other women who are trying to navigate the workplace every day, the firebrands are whole people, dealing with work, family, balance, confidence, and the need to stay motivated and strong. These role models stand out from the crowd with their inspirational stories, not just because they've been successful in their careers, but also because they're mission driven, doing good in the world, and making a difference for all women.
Mid-career professional women will read this book and know they're not alone--and women earlier in their careers can save years of heartache and frustration by learning what's worked for women who came before them.
About Mikaela Kiner (Seattle, Washington Author)
MIKAELA KINER is an experienced HR / People Operations professional, founder/CEO, and executive coach. In 2015, Mikaela founded Reverb, creating healthy, inclusive culture in startups and growing companies in the Pacific Northwest.
A People Operations professional for nearly twenty years, Mikaela enjoys coaching leaders at all levels and promoting gender equality at work. She's been quoted in Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal and The Muse, and is a member of the Forbes Human Resources Council and Puget Sound Business Journal Leadership Trust.
A native Seattleite who grew up on Capitol Hill, Mikaela is married to Henry, a musician, artist, and teacher. Their two children, Simon and Sidonie, are good at challenging the status quo and are a constant source of learning and laughter.