The Glass Ledge: How to Break Through Self-Sabotage, Embrace Your Power, and Create Your Success

The Glass Ledge: How to Break Through Self-Sabotage, Embrace Your Power, and Create Your Success

by Iman Oubou
The Glass Ledge: How to Break Through Self-Sabotage, Embrace Your Power, and Create Your Success

The Glass Ledge: How to Break Through Self-Sabotage, Embrace Your Power, and Create Your Success

by Iman Oubou

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Overview

An Empowering Guide for Curing Self-Sabotage and Finding Success by Showing Up as Your Authentic, Vulnerable, and Powerful Self

We’ve all heard of the “glass ceiling”—referencing the external oppression women still experience in the workplace. Yet even for those of us who break through the societal barriers to success, there’s another, bigger danger: internalized oppression or, metaphorically speaking, the glass ledge. “When the very qualities that help us achieve greatness turn into self-defeating behaviors, that’s when we trip over the glass ledge,” teaches Iman Oubou. “Yet we don’t need to lose ourselves to become an ideal image of a hardworking, camera-ready woman who’s got it all. There is a better way to fulfill our dreams—one that allows us to be ourselves, on our own terms.”

With The Glass Ledge, Oubou offers a disruptive guide that explores the 10 most common themes around which women tend to derail themselves, including issues around power, likability, authenticity, conflict, and more. They are organized according to when we are most likely to face them head-on, as some issues present earlier in our careers while others tend to appear later. Each chapter focuses on one of these nuanced themes, incorporating counterintuitive and eye-opening information, including:

• Anecdotes from Oubou’s personal journey from beauty pageant queen to medical missionary and scientist to entrepreneur
• Stories from other high-profile successful women in a variety of industries
• Academic and scientific research
• Lessons and tips to overcome negative self-perception and avoid slipping off the ledge while working our way toward our own definition of success
• Exercises that will help us turn the teachings into self-reflections and ultimately actionable next steps

While societal norms around gender dynamics have shifted, there’s still a long way to go. “Each of us has the power to rewrite the scripts that will determine how we think and behave—and succeed.” The Glass Ledge is a practical and inspired call for any woman who wants to rewrite the narrative of her success—and pay her efforts forward into the world.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683648598
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/10/2022
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,097,035
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Iman Oubou is a Moroccan American self-made entrepreneur, former beauty queen, and published scientist on a mission to change the women’s media landscape. Through her diverse experience with business, pageantry, and STEM, Iman noticed gender disparities in the workforce and an omnipresent bias across printed and digital media. She founded SWAAY, an all-in-one publishing platform for women, to champion the voices of female change-makers through the power of storytelling.

Table of Contents

Prologue ix

Introduction Balancing on the Glass Ledge 1

Chapter 1 Power 11

Chapter 2 Likability 37

Chapter 3 Presentation 59

Chapter 4 Authenticity 81

Chapter 5 Conflict 101

Chapter 6 Confidence 123

Chapter 7 Balance 145

Chapter 8 Competition 165

Chapter 9 Expertise 183

Chapter 10 Belonging 203

Closing 223

Acknowledgments 225

References 227

About the Author 237

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