Synopses & Reviews
Theres never been a better time to be woman. We live in an era when girls are told they can do anything. So why arent we seeing more women rising to the top ranks of corporations and the government? Why dont our girls have more women in leadership roles to look up to?
Women Who Dont Wait in Line is an urgent wake-up call from politico and activist Reshma Saujani. The former New York City Deputy Public Advocate and founder of the national nonprofit Girls Who Code argues that aversion to risk and failure is the final hurdle holding women back in the workplace. Saujani advocates a new model of female leadership based on sponsorship—where women encourage each other to compete, take risks, embrace failure, and lift each other up personally and professionally.
Woven throughout the book are lessons and stories from accomplished women like Susan Lyne, Randi Zuckerberg, Mika Brzezinski, and Anne-Marie Slaughter, who have faced roadblocks and overcome them by forging new paths, being unapologetically ambitious, and never taking no for an answer. Readers are also offered a glimpse into Saujanis personal story, including her immigrant upbringing and the insights she gleaned from running a spirited campaign for U.S. Congress in 2010.
Above all else, Women Who Dont Wait in Line is an inspiring call from a woman who is still deep in the trenches. Saujani aims to ignite her fellow women—and enlist them in remaking America.
"Any woman intent on getting ahead in the corporate world should read this book. It's a fascinating crash course in image, influence, and communication, from an accomplished and insightful coach. Terrific stuff!" --Anne Fisher, senior writer, Fortune, and "Ask Annie" career columnist, CNNmoney.com
"Every page of this book is filled with something you or one of your friends do every day...A simple, quick guide to presenting ourselves as the strong and bold women we are." --Gail Evans, author of She Wins, You Win and Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman
In the bestselling tradition of Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman, comes this groundbreaking book offering advice everyone woman needs to know to stop sabotaging her own career--and get ahead in the workplace. Are you an inappropriate smiler? Do you couch statements as questions? Do you tilt your head when you speak? Are you hesitant to spend the company's money? In other words, are you subconsciously sabotaging your career? Habits you learned as a girl and didn't even know you had as a woman could be holding you back from being perceived as professional, competent, and successful--from getting ahead. Although it's less threatening and more politically correct for women to point the finger outwardly when assessing why they are overlooked for promotions and assignments for which they are superbly qualified, the real answers lie inward. If you are a woman who wants to succeed in business you must read nice girls don't get the corner office, which reveals the 101 self-sabotaging behaviors every woman learns as a girl--Behaviors that are holding them back in the workplace. From executive to entry level, every woman needs to know what she is doing to subconsciously sound, look, act, market herself, and/or be treated like a "girl." nice girls don't get the corner office will help women to become aware of when and how they are damaging their career and it will give them the advice and tips they need to help replace these self-defeating behaviors with more effective ones.
Frankel is a recognized expert in the fields of workplace behavior and female empowerment, and the president of Corporate Coaching International. She shows that half of the American workforce is made up of women, and they still earn 76.5 cents to every dollar earned by men.
The things today's women learned as girls may be preventing them from becoming financially independent. Bestselling author Frankel tackles outdated concepts that women are continuing to follow and offers tried-and-true coaching tips to help them take control of their money and their lives.
If you work nonstop without a break...worry about offending others and back down too easily...explain too much when asked for information....or "poll" your friends and colleagues before making a decision, chances are you have been bypassed for promotions and ignored when you expressed your ideas. Although you may not be aware of it, girlish behaviors such as these are sabotaging your career!
Dr. Lois Frankel reveals why some women roar ahead in their careers while others stagnate. She's spotted a unique set of behaviors--101 in all--that women learn in girlhood that sabotage them as adults. Now, in this groudbreaking guide, she helps you eliminate these unconscious mistakes that could be holding you back--and offers invaluable coaching tips you can easily incorporate into your social and business skills. If you recognize and change the behaviors that say "girl" not "woman", the results will pay off in carrer opportunites you never thought possible--and in an image that identifies you as someone with the power and know-how to occupy the corner office.
The Power Playbook is the empowering guide to forging professional success, establishing financial independence, and finding balance for a truly satisfying life.
The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Love Playbook, La La Anthony is again opening up her playbook to share her no-nonsense advice. La La is a self-made entrepreneur with a successful fashion line, a cosmetics company, a reality show, and a budding acting career to her credit. From humble beginnings, she created a career that she loves through sheer determination and hard work, and now she shares her hard-won wisdom on how her readers can do the same.
With her unparalleled drive and enterprising attitude, La La knows what it takes to follow a dream, forge goals, and work relentlessly to achieve them. In The Power Playbook, she will share her tried-and-true advice for reaching new levels of success in whatever you set out to do.
Big dreams require hard work, resilience, and an undying belief in yourself. Illustrated by personal stories of her own professional triumphs and challenges, La La reveals her secrets to finding success on your own terms.
New York City Deputy Advocate Reshma Saujani asks why women, in an era where they are told they can do anything, still havent joined the top ranks of corporations or government. Saujani charts the paths of accomplished women, encouraging all women to take risks, compete, embrace failure, and build support through a twenty-first-century sisterhood.
About the Author
La La Anthony is an actress, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and bestselling author. She can be seen in the Starz original drama series Power” and recently in movies like Think Like a Man Too” and Baggage Claim.” As an entrepreneur and style icon, La La designs and runs a clothing line, 5th and Mercer, and a cosmetics line, Motives for La La. Her first book, The Love Playbook, debuted at #1 on the New York Times list. She lives in New York City with her husband, NBA star Carmelo Anthony, and son.
Table of Contents
1. Fail Fast, Fail First, Fail Hard 1
2. Unapologetically Ambitious 21
3. Dont Worry if They Dont Like You 37
4. Follow Your Bliss 54
5. Be Authentic 66
6. Building a Sisterhood for the Twenty-First Century 86
7. Taking It to the Streets 103