REVIEW: Women in Family Business: What Keeps You Up at Night?

Written by Patricia Annino, J.D.; Thomas Davidow, Ed.D. & Cynthia Adams Harrison, Ed.D., LSCSW with Lisbeth Davidow Ed.M., M.F.A. ©2009

Women in Family Business explores the purview of  women who are not themselves founders of family businesses but who nonetheless impact and are impacted by them.   The authors take a candid look at the constellation of roles these women play in the family business arena including spouse, mother, widow, stepmother, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, and sister-in-law.  The reader is taken through challenges they may face as well as  given practical solutions to work around some of the challenges that may arise.

This book focuses less on the business and more on the impact the business has on their roles as the family businesses evolve. The authors provide a look into the developmental, emotional and psychological perspectives of these women and the influence they have on their family businesses.  An interesting read that could well be helpful to women and men alike.