What progress have African Americans made in corporate America? This book examines the evidence by drawing on studies of almost 200 black corporate managers and their families. A past president of the New York State Council on Family Relations, author Susan D. Toliver, shows that black families have progressed in corporate America, but the inroads are uneven. Toliver takes a penetrating look at how the cultural identity of black families has been influenced by their participation in corporate America. She also suggests that corporations deepen their commitment to cultural diversity, not in name onlyùbut work to emphasize the talents and develop the strengths of the African American community. Black Families in Corporate America explores the following areas: + Shifting gender dynamics within the families of black managers + Changes in approaches to parenting + Issues of racial identity within corporations and the professional black community Black Families in Corporate America will appeal to scholars in ethnic studies, multicultural counseling, family theory, sociology, social work, personnel management, organizational development, and cross-cultural psychology.

The Incorporation of Wives in Husbands’ Work

The Incorporation of Wives in Husbands’ Work

The incorporation of wives in husbands’ work

IF were single, 1 would not have moved as often and would be further along in my career. My career has suffered greatly.

CynthiaDaniels, middle-aged corporate wife of 25 years

It has been asserted that with their married male managers, the corporation gets two workers for the price of one. That is, wives of corporate managers support their husbands’ careers in a variety of subtle as well as overt ways. We also must observe that the nature of this support is both direct as well as indirect. Although it has been said that the traditional notion of the corporate wife is changing (Fernandez, 1981), this investigation concludes that wives’ incorporation still persists among corporate ...

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