Several of the following sources were used in the creation of the Progress & Pride exhibit. Others, we didn't use in the exhibit, but still found them to be informative and entertaining. Altogether, these sources represent both historical and contempory views on women and work. Use these resources in your own study of women in business & industry.

Remember, this list provides just a sample of books and electronic resources that are available at Perry Library. Use the online library catalog to find more!

Print Resources

Alsop. G. & McBride, M. (1941). She's off to work: a guide to successful earning and living. New York: Vanguard Press.

Andrews, J. & Bliss, W. (1974). History of women in trade unions. New York, NY: Arno Press.

Biber, S. & Carter, G. (2000). Working women in America: split dreams. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Carlassare, E. (2001). Dotcom divas: e-business insights from the visionary women founders of 20 net ventures. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Drachman, V. (2002). Enterprising women: 250 years of American business. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.

Dubeck, P. & Borman, K. (Eds.). (1997). Women and work: a reader. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Enstad, N. (1999). Ladies of labor, girls of adventure: working women, popular culture, and loabor politics at the turn of the Twentieth Century. New York: Columbia University Press

Fonow, M. (2003). Union women: forging feminism in the United Steelworkers of America. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Hamman, M. (1946). The Mademoiselle handbook: for the girl with a job and a future. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Martin, M., (ed.). (1988). Hard-hatted women: stories of struggle and success in the trades. Seattle, WA: Seal Press.

Matthews, G. (2003). Silicon valley, women, and the California dream: gender, class, and opportunity in the Twentieth Century. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

McLean, B. & Paris, J. (1963). The young woman in business. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Oppedisano, J. (2000). Historical encyclopedia of American women entrepreneurs: 1776 to the present. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Publications of the U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau. These can be found in Perry Library's Government Documents collection.

Sherrow, W. (2002). A to Z of American women business leaders & entrepreneurs. New York, NY: Facts on File.

Smith, D. (c2000). Women at work: leadership for the next century. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Smith-Hunter, A. (2003). Diversity and entrepreneurship: analyzing successful women entrepreneurs. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

Triece, M. (2001). Protest & popular culture: women in the U.S. labor movement, 1894-1917. Oxford, UK: Westview Press.

Winter, E. (1967). Women at work: every woman's guide to successful employment. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.

Electronic Resources

Statistical Abstract of the United States:

Women and Business Links (from the Assciation of College & Research Libraries):

U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau (the only federal agency mandated to represent working women in the public policy process):

Center for Women's Business Research:

Fortune Magazine's Most Powerful Women in Business:

Enterprising Women Exhibit: