For leaders concerned about attracting & retaining talented women, this is your playbook.

Indra Nooyi
Former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo

Required reading
— make sure you aren’t making any of these mistakes unknowingly.

Scott Galloway

Required reading
— make sure you aren’t making any of these mistakes unknowingly.

Scott Galloway
New York Times bestselling author and entrepreneur

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"A must read for talent warriors!"

A must read for talent warriors! For leaders concerned about attracting and retaining talented women, this is your playbook. You Should Smile More takes on gender bias in the workplace and provides practical, strategic guidance at all levels – for women navigating the work world, for men who would be allies and for leaders who know this topic cannot be ignored.

Indra Nooyi 
Former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo

"Required reading..."

Required reading — make sure you aren’t making any of these mistakes unknowingly. Friendly & actionable, this book will empower your relationships at work and at home.

Scott Galloway
New York Times bestselling author & entrepreneur

"...shows us how we can all step up to make a meaningful difference."

The Band of Sisters reminds us that little things matter in the fight against gender bias — little words, little acts, little comments. With realism, humor, and elegance, You Should Smile More shows us how we can all step up to make a meaningful difference.

Alisyn Camerota
Anchor of CNN Newsroom, Author of Amanda Wakes Up

"...an important addition to our efforts to ensure top talent rises to the top."

You Should Smile More does an excellent job highlighting the subtle things said to and about women in the workplace that reinforce gender norms and make it harder for women to succeed. The authors point out seemingly innocuous examples that are anything but – and provide realistic options women and their allies can use to influence these conversations. This book is an important addition to our efforts to ensure top talent rises to the top.

Lauren Hobart
CEO, Dick’s Sporting Goods

"This is a terrific, thought provoking read..."

You Should Smile More is the collective experience and wisdom of six women who have navigated the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds and succeeded. They have written this book with one goal in mind: to help leaders, working women and their allies finally dismantle gender bias and build an environment in which true inclusivity, collaboration, and innovation can thrive. This is a terrific, thought provoking read and one I highly recommend.

Brian Cornell
Chairman and CEO, Target Corporation

"...shows us precisely how we can work together to build the type of workplace that benefits us all."

We must continue to face the reality that inclusion for women at work remains a goal, not a given – and that it is the job of all of us to create the environment where we do better. Reflective of their seasoned leadership experience, The Band of Sisters show us precisely how we can work together to build the type of workplace that benefits us all.

Tracey T. Travis
EVP and CFO, The Estee Lauder Companies

"The Band of Sisters have embraced my first golden rule for changing the gamebook."

The Band of Sisters have embraced my first golden rule for changing the gamebook enabling all women to finally succeed in the workplace. For all women to advance in the masculine centered workplace, they must come together creating one united voice and their energy to dismantle gender discriminatory systems brick by brick. These sisters have the proven grit, influence, and grace (GIG) to do just that! Their combined wisdom and proven actions for creating a cultural workplace where both women and men can thrive is truly invaluable.

Dr. Ella Bell
Professor of Management, Tuck School of Business. Author of Our Separate Ways: Black and White Women and The Struggle for Professional Identity (2001 & 2021); and Career GPS: Strategies for Women Navigating the New Corporate Landscape.

"...time for these to be addressed once and for all."

I applaud the focus on these micro-aggressions that many of us have learned to ignore but still get in the way of a fully inclusive workplace – time for these to be addressed once and for all.

Debra Sandler
Former President, Mars Chocolate NA. Board Member- multiple Fortune 100 Companies

"...a seminal contribution to dismantling the remaining everyday gender bias."

This book makes a seminal contribution to dismantling the remaining everyday gender bias that all too often still pervades the workplace. For aspiring women business executives, it contains invaluable practical tips to navigate the micro moments of gender bias with savvy while effectively advancing their career. For male executive allies, it is an eye opener into the often-unrealized slights women experience. This book is a must read for anyone trying to build a winning, more gender neutral, inclusive organization where everyone can realize their full potential to make a difference.

Mike White
Former CEO of DIRECTV

"You Should Smile More – is a must read..."

You Should Smile More – is a “must read” that captures the many unfortunate situations that women of all backgrounds and experiences still encounter today during their ascension and arrival to the C-suite of organizations.

Ronald C. Parker
Former President & CEO, The Executive Leadership Council

"...filled with real life examples of how to (and not to) get the most out of your teams."

You Should Smile More is a must read for any executive that wants to make an impact and lead by example. It answers the questions you have and even the ones you didn’t know you should have. The book is filled with real life examples of how to (and not to) get the most out of your teams.

Russell Weiner
CEO, Domino’s US

“There Are No Girls In The Workplace.”

“In the business world, barriers to inclusion are barriers to success,” states a line from the book’s Introduction. “Diversity breeds better solutions faster if people feel comfortable in their environment.” From small indignities to unconscious slights, women experience situations at work every day that may seem small or unimportant. But these barriers erode confidence and build walls, one grain of sand at a time.

These are not #MeToo moments; they are micro-offenses; the small, awkward, or uncomfortable moments that slow-build until the unwelcome environment takes hold and women disengage. Tips range from “Don’t,” for women, when faced with doing “office housework:” “Wash your own coffee cup and leave the others. Get up and leave the luncheon conference room with the guys after the meeting lets out” to “Watch evaluations” for bosses, to ensure that the women in the office are being measured on the same scale as men. 

You Should Smile More shows witnesses, allies, supervisors, and women at every level in their careers how to dismantle everyday gender bias, based upon the latest research, personal accounts, and interviews with next-gen professional women.

Famous as a meme, the title itself is now a call-to-action against the very advice women so frequently hear from male colleagues or bosses. You Should Smile More spotlights these all-too-familiar moments and creates a path for every witness to confront, condemn, and grow from them. The strategies within its pages finally advance women in the corporate workplace as equals.

The Band of Sisters have collectively seen it all, from the bottom rung to the boardroom. They know firsthand how hard it is to navigate these gendered situations in the moment. Now they share their experience with a forward-looking eye — often with humor, and in a way that recognizes the realities of the workplace.

With this book as a guide, The Band of Sisters are ready to:

• Help anyone to recognize and then effectively respond to these micro-moments rooted in gender bias.
• Pave the way for their ultimate elimination, through shared participation.
• Allow organizations to build high-performance cultures that truly value and include diverse perspectives and experiences.

Gender bias has been part of our workplaces for too long. We are at the point now where all of us who are in the workplace, around conference tables, water coolers and in Zoom meetings, must make the next push for real change.