In feel, Token Woman is the story of women pioneering the
business-social changes of the 70s, innovating in the world of
technology balancing hope of credit with decent devotion to supportive goals, with one foot still in their
mother´s world of children´s needs in a way that we are
unwittingly allowing to fade or transmute into motherhood-by-remote
as described in the futurist book, The Futures of Women
Token Woman is written as an opportunity for techno-mentoring, discussing both
the political games and the mathematics in context, but it also calls
for changes in direction in the women´s movement, the TW Proposal.
Below are the comments of readers, published reviews, awards and interviews
Like real life, our Token Woman is a complex creation and has many
things to offer to its readers:
First and foremost, for those who relish storytelling, Token Woman
is the memoir of an adventure as an insider in top management councils.
Token Woman has been listed as a Leadership Resource by the Women in Higher
For the creative geniuses who relish sci-fi fantasy, they will be able to see the adventure through open eyes as "travelling through Isengard".
Young mothers, struggling with motherhood-by-remote,
will recognize themselves as Token Woman validates their intuition.
And our Last Straw Revolution, the collaborative online zine
to support the TW proposal, brings them the latest results
on where their best individual options likely will be.
ABC Parenting Award
For anyone interested in herstory,
the 'Token Woman's custom computer systems were barely a gleam in the Harvard Business
Review in the 70s. The DSS conventions didn´t even begin til the 80s.
For young women making their career choices
and considering futures in the corporate world,
Token Woman offers a chance to step into the shoes of a mentor of
acknowledged stature and openness... while they have options &
investment resources to commit.
For women fascinated with spiritual experience,
Token Woman is a unique example of an aetheist´s epiphany.
"..instructive for all women
who want to succeed in the corporate world, for those who would
teach them, and for all interested in herstory."
Or if corporate games pique your interest,
Token Woman shares classic case studies and raises key ethical
issues in current management practice.
For our senior sisters in the corporate world,
Token Woman does for them what Walking Out On The Boys does
for women in medicine.
For our sisters in technology
who enjoyed Close To The Machine because they savor
the exciting mind games of things technical, Token Woman offers
the beauty of operations research and decision support,
but freed from the labor of its development, so the artistic or
tech-averse can enjoy the sights as well...
get the executive overview.
For the activist,
Token Woman challenges the standard advice and unquestioned
institutions with a controversial proposal, the TW proposal, for
dramatic change based on strategic insights into our strengths as
well as into the nature and weaknesses of the juggernaut.
For women who shunned the job-route and went independent,
and for those attempting or considering their own micro-enterprises,
Token Woman bolsters their resolve when
they confront unsupportive voices. Because they'll know the foisted and unwanted suggested alternatives are futile when you reach the end of their day.