In 2015, Francesca Gino, Caroline Ashley Wilmuth, and Alison Wood Brooks published their research at Harvard that indicated women don’t really want power, at least not power as it’s currently conceived. The costs of getting power for women are high. The compromises necessary are a burden and the egos, dominance and the zero-sum game nature isn’t appealing to women.

This study prompted Claire Shipman and Katty Kay to better understand women’s relationship with power. Their book, The Power Code: More Joy, Less Ego, Maximum Impact for Women (And Everyone) is the result of their research on this topic.

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