Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences


Deb Liu wrote Take Back Your Power to contribute her insights to the reckoning around the power imbalance that continues to disadvantage women in the workforce. The author reiterated that women must take back their power—whether they ceded it, had it taken from them, or never had it given them in the first place. Take Back Your Power is 240 pages of the author’s personal anecdotes and case studies of other women who experienced different nuances of power imbalance at work and how they overcame them. Written by a respected female leader who inched her way to the top in the male-dominated tech field at Silicon Valley over the course of twenty years, the book covers information that is generic across sectors of the corporate world. The aim of this review was to spotlight Liu’s book as a thoughtful trusted guide that women can apply to navigate the structural imbalance of power that exists in their own world of work. It is available in text and audio versions.