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Mean Girls at Work: How to Stay Professional When Things Get Personal by Kathi Elster, Katherine Crowley

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CHAPTER 8Group Mean

Women are designed to connect and form communities. Throughout history, they’ve come together to bond, assist one another, share experiences, and provide support. A group of women that is dedicated to a positive cause can accomplish amazing things. Look at MADD:

In 1980, Candy Lightner, a mother who’d just lost her 13-year-old daughter, pledged to do something about the outrage of drunk driving. Her decision quickly inspired a handful of grieving, determined mothers to join the fight. Though they were united in the cause, they had no office, no money, and no clout. In fact, all they had was sorrow, resolve, and a picture of a pretty 13-year-old girl killed by a drunk driver. They were, as their name suggests, MADD (Mothers ...

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