Women's Work

Stories from Pioneering Women Shaping Our Workforce


About The Book

Award-winning photographer Chris Crisman documents the women who pioneered work in fields that have long been considered the provinces of men—with accompanying interviews on how they’ve broken boundaries and stereotypes in their industries—in this stunningly inspirational and feminist book.

Today, young girls are told they can do—and be—anything they want when they grow up. Yet the unique challenges that women face in the workplace, whether in the boardroom or the barnyard, have never been more publicly discussed and scrutinized. Using striking portrait photography, Women’s Work documents the changing landscape of the modern female workforce by showcasing a range of women at work. What unites these women are the ways they’ve broken boundaries and stereotypes in industries that have long been overwhelmingly considered the provinces of men.

Women’s Work features more than sixty beautiful photographs, including Alison Goldblum, contractor; Anna Valer Clark, ranch owner; Ayah Bdeir, CEO of littleBits; Beth Beverly, taxidermist; Carla Hall, blacksmith; Cherise Van Hooser, funeral director; Jordan Ainsworth, gold miner; Magen Lowe, correctional officer; Mindy Gabriel, firefighter; Nancy Poli, pig farmer; Sophi Davis, cowgirl; Abingdon Welch, pilot; Christy Wilhelmi, beekeeper; Connie Chang, chemical engineer; Danielle Perez, comedienne; Indra Nooyi, former CEO of PepsiCo; Lisa Calvo, oyster farmer; Mia Anstine, outdoor guide; Meejin Yoon, architect; Yoky Matsuoka, a tech VP at Google; and many more.

Throughout, award-winning photographer Chris Crisman pairs his striking photography with stories from his subjects about their itinerant paths, the practicalities of their daily work, their intellectual curiosities, their advice to future generations, and the unique struggles—and joys—of being pioneering leaders in their respective industries. Women’s Work is a snapshot of how far we’ve come and where we’re heading next, driven by the bold women who have always paved their own ways.

About The Author

Chris Crisman is an award-winning photographer specializing in lifestyle and portraiture imagery. Some of his notable subjects include Sigourney Weaver, Jane Goodall, Al Gore, and Richard Branson. His commercial clients include Panasonic, FedEx, ExxonMobil, Merck, Pfizer, Novartis, Wells Fargo, Coca-Cola, Interscope, Warner Bros., and Allstate to name a few. He is based near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and he is the author of Women’s Work

Why We Love It

Women’s Work tells an urgent story about how far we’ve come—and how far we still have to go—where gender equality in the workplace is concerned; it’s a moving snapshot of the bountiful possibilities that unfold for young women when they are told, simply: yes, you can be anything you want to be.” —Zack K., Associate Editor, on Women’s Work

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (March 3, 2020)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982110376

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