Machiavelli for Women with Stacey Vanek Smith

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Power in the workplace. Not enough women have it, and a lot of progress has been stalled for 20 years. With the pandemic, the situation has gotten even harder for many women. It’s become clear that leaning in is not enough.

In her new book Machiavelli For Women: Defend Your Worth, Grow Your Ambition, and Win the Workplace, Stacey Vanek Smith, host of NPR’s hit economics podcast, The Indicator from Planet Money, studies Machiavelli’s The Prince, the nearly 500-year-old political manifesto, as a blueprint to show how women can take and maintain power. Through a fusion of Princely ideas, current research, and personal stories–the book includes Vanek Smith’s interviews with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, blockbuster screenwriter (Crazy Rich Asians) Adele Lim, Wall Street executive Sallie Krawcheck, Olympian Alysia Montaño, Michelin Star Chef Niki Nakayama, Tech unicorn founder Neha Narkhede and AI entrepreneur Vivienne Ming.

Learn lessons from the book in our fireside chat between Stacey and Claire Wasserman, Founder and Author of Ladies Get Paid.
Claire Wasserman with Stacey Vanek Smith

About Stacey Vanek Smith

Stacey Vanek Smith is a longtime NPR reporter and host. She is a graduate of Princeton University and holds a MS in journalism from Columbia University.

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