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Overview

The Girls’ Guide to Power and Success shows readers how. It’s packed with frank advice and hard-won lessons including:
• It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. Learn to strip out the hesitant ""buts""; intimate details; and indirect phrasings -- and assert yourself effectively.
• Develop the confidence to ask for what you want. Learn how to create opportunities for yourself rather than waiting for them to be offered.
• Look for companies that ""get it."" Learn to pinpoint companies that are committed to women’s advancement. With its frank advice, lively tone, and no-nonsense strategies, The Girls’ Guide to Power and Success is a powerful ally for women who are just starting their careers and those who are well established in their professions."

"Even now, in the 21st century, women continue to be paid less than men, are still notably absent from the executive suites, and among entrepreneurs, receive only a tiny fraction of venture capital. The struggle for equality is not yet over -- and it’s up to women to take positive action for change.

The Girls’ Guide to Power and Success shows readers how. It’s packed with frank advice and hard-won lessons including:

• It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. Learn to strip out the hesitant ""buts""; intimate details; and indirect phrasings -- and assert yourself effectively.

• Develop the confidence to ask for what you want. Learn how to create opportunities for yourself rather than waiting for them to be offered.

• Look for companies that ""get it."" Learn to pinpoint companies that are committed to women’s advancement.

With its frank advice, lively tone, and no-nonsense strategies, The Girls’ Guide to Power and Success is a powerful ally for women who are just starting their careers and those who are well established in their professions."

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Attorney and consultant Solovic thinks that many women employees still receive second-class treatment, and that it's up to individual women to change this situation by rising up the corporate ladder and getting paid what they're worth. Offering sound advice, she counsels her readers on learning how to, for example, negotiate effectively, dress appropriately and find mentors, essentially echoing women's success books of the past 20 years. (May) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
Whose bright idea was it to include "Girls'" in the title of this book? Packaging advice on how women should be more assertive and direct under a cutesy title like this is contradictory and just plain irritating. Despite the title, Solovic does manage to share a lot of good tips that she learned during her varied work experience as a lawyer, senior-level marketing maven, consultant, speak- er, and president of Susan-Says. She includes suggestions on communicating effectively, finding and using a mentor, creating a charismatic presence, planning out a career, achieving work/life balance, and leveraging women's power to effect political and social change. A lot of what Solovic includes here has been said before women's magazines are full of advice on these topics, and Deborah Tannen and John Gray have already played off of the communication angle but this book brings that advice together into one readable volume. Sure to circulate in just about any public library. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
Not only society's narrow stereotypes, but also women's own self- defeating behaviors, are to blame for the lack of gender parity in the workplace, says Solovic, an advocate for women in business. She shares advice and strategies to help women defy limiting assumptions and conquer their own career-sabotaging patterns, including the insidious Good Girl syndrome. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From The Critics
Girls' Guide To Power & Success invites a contemplation and discussion of girls' roles in a male-dominated world, examining the characteristics of men and women and those which could help females become stronger in the business world. Tips are wide-ranging and include a variety of powerful insights.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814472279
  • Publisher: AMACOM
  • Publication date: 9/29/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Wilson Solovic (St. Louis, MO) is president of Susan-Says®, Inc., and a respected consultant, columnist, and public speaker. An attorney by education, her career has taken her from television news broadcasting to an executive-level marketing position for a Fortune 500 company.

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Table of Contents

"1. The Power of Expectations

2. The Power of a ""Go for It"" Attitude

3. The Power of 20/20 Vision

4. The Power of Communicating Like a Pro

5. The Power of Pizzazz: Creating Personal Charisma

6. The Power of a Blended Leadership Style

7. The Power of Planning

8. The Power of a Turbocharged Career

9. The Power of Balance

10. The Power of Advocacy

11. The Power of Money

12. A Vision for the Future"

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