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Making it in corporate America : how women can survive, prosper, and make a difference
Smallen-Grob, Diane.
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Publication Information:
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
Physical Description:
xiv, 152 pages ; 25 cm
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HD6054.4.U6 S6 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This book offers tips, pointers, and advice for women at all levels of the corporate world. Some how-to-succeed books for women offer helpful techniques and strategies to improve a career or fatten a paycheck. Nearly all are written by journalists, academics, and researchers, or by women who started their business careers at mid-level or higher because of previous experience. Yet few of these authors have experienced the humiliation, the apprehension, the dread, the fears, the naivete and discrimination that women in the trenches understand all too well. This book is based the personal experience of the author and the women she interviewed, making it a unique and practical guide to dispelling the fears that women have about asserting themselves in the workplace.

Diane Smallen-Grob presents interviews with women executives who struggled for decent jobs and progressive careers in a wide variety of industries. The book focuses on what women did to succeed, where they are now, and--most importantly--what helped them rise among the ranks. The women share their experiences, insights, and stories. Common-sense pointers are offered for surviving the grueling boot camp that all women in business must endure. Women of every generation need to know that history can and does repeat itself, and that they must be forewarned, aware of the signs, and strong enough to make the best choices during the long climb to the top.

Author Notes

Diane Smallen-Grob is an independent writer

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentp. ix
Introduction: First Stepsp. xi
I. The Twentieth Centuryp. 1
1. Twentieth-Century Memoriesp. 3
II. The Twenty-First Centuryp. 19
2. Divided We Fallp. 21
3. Numerology and a Handheld Computerp. 33
4. Nice ... Notp. 47
5. Don't Hesitate to Askp. 55
6. Surviving Mistakesp. 65
7. Blinders and Perseverancep. 71
8. Scrutiny--Under the Microscopep. 81
9. Corporate Malfeasance 101p. 91
10. Choices, or What's a Girl to Do?p. 101
11. Cool Itp. 121
12. "Just the Facts, Ma'am"p. 127
Epiloguep. 139
Bibliographyp. 141
Indexp. 143