Reading List: Earning It

UPDATED: September 25, 2016
PUBLISHED: September 25, 2016

Only 4.6 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are women, and Joann S. Lublin, management news editor for The Wall Street Journal, includes many of them, as well as other female business leaders, in this book. Most were “firsts,” just as Lublin, in 1969, became the first female summer intern at WSJ’s Washington bureau. “They dismantled the old boys club, destroyed myths about the capabilities of female leaders and continue to serve as role models.” Lessons are to be learned, but Lublin, a first-rate writer, makes the stories of this “unique elite” a pleasure to read.

Related: 6 Things Successful Women Have Figured Out

Earning It
By Joann S. Lublin
October; HarperBusiness; $28


This article originally appeared in the October 2016 issue of SUCCESS magazine.


Chauncey Mabe is a freelance writer, book critic, and blogger in Miami, Fla. For 23 years he served as Book Editor and Senior Entertainment Writer at the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale. He was Book Blogger for the Florida Center for the Literary Arts, the parent organization of Miami Book Fair International, from 2009 to 2012. He also blogs for the Betsy Hotel South Beach hotel, which sponsors literary events year round. His reviews and feature stories have appeared in publications such as the Toronto Globe & Mail, the Serving House Journal, Inspicio, the Palm Beach Arts Paper, the Baltimore Sun, the Juneau Empire, and the Chicago Tribune.