Inspired to extend a helping hand to ambitious women working in corporate America, a veteran executive offers honest, practical, slightly irreverent advice about navigating companies that are run and populated predominately by men: how to interpret their sometimes surprising behavior, avoid common mistakes, flourish with the good guys, deal with the bad guys, and nurture a wonderful, satisfying career in a non-traditional role.
Learn how to:
–build relationships with men one-on-one, in meetings, and after hours
–work a difficult room full of men and shine in the eyes of your male managers
–identify gentlemen, bullies, liars, and predators
–detect a glass ceiling and sidestep a misogynist backlash
–get noticed for your courage and common sense and be heard
–avoid classic pitfalls related to conflict, emotional behavior, and sex
The Discreet Guide for Executive Women is the “owner’s manual” professional business women have been waiting for, and it was well worth the wait! Jennifer provides the key ingredients business women at all levels need to build a career they are proud of personally and professionally.
–Megan Ahn, President, Accountants Direct, LLC
Well-written, loved the tone, and I learned things even after so many years of being that lone senior woman and mentoring others…
–Katherine White, former VP of Operations, Qualcomm, Inc.
FROM THE AUTHOR: This book is my way to reach women whom I haven’t had the privilege of meeting, in an attempt to make their corporate experience lighter and brighter. As each of us become more comfortable and confident working in a man’s world, we pave the way for the women who come after us. I am passionate about improving the success rates of women in corporate America, not only to increase the number of women in senior leadership roles, but to make the work life for each one a little happier. If I can help one, just one fainting sparrow, this book will be a success.