Feminism: A Key Idea for Business and Society

Celia V. Harquail ’82

Feminism: A Key Idea for Business and Society by Celia Harquail ’82 explains how feminist interventions can make businesses more successful and more just. Harquail analyzes the obstacles to addressing gender inequality and demonstrates how feminist interventions have already changed conversations around topics such as defining work; centering the economy around care; how jobs, work, and wages are gendered; violence in the workplace; horizontal and peer-to-peer organizational structures; enlightened leadership models; and power. As this book demonstrates, feminism has already had a profound impact on business, with many of its key tenets incorporated into current thinking. (Routledge, 2019)

Celia V. Harquail, Ph.D., 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.