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Beyond the Boys' Club: Achieving Career Success as a Woman Working in a Male Dominated Field 1st Edition

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Are you just starting your career and excited about the journey ahead? Proactively take control of your career rather than wait and hope to be noticed Establish a sense of gravitas that is impressive to decision makers Do you have several years of experience, but want to find out what it takes to get ahead? Negotiate the labyrinth of office politics to get ahead Find the mentors you want...even if they aren't the ones assigned to you Are you near the top of your game, but know that the learning never stops? Follow your gut instinct to know which risks are worth taking...and which you can't afford to turn down Be the professional woman with you want to be, without feeling as if you have to be "one of the boys" Beyond the Boys' Club will show you how to advance your career, break through the glass ceiling and completely raise your game. Packed with vital insights and inspirational ideas, the book is written specifically for women to enable strategic career advancement. Women can thrive in male-dominated fields, whether working in academia, private practice or the corporate sector and we can all learn from those who do and their successes. Beyond the Boys' Club features inspiring and engaging interviews with incredibly successful women, each sharing unique strategies and paths to their success as they collaborate and compete primarily with men.

`This inspiring and exciting book is precisely what is needed to help women make an impact, have a successful career and help organisations understand how to change their behaviour and culture.' Professor Jeremy Sanders FRS Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Head of the School of Physical Sciences, University of Cambridge

`We invest in our education, health, home and wardrobe, but so often not in our career development. Beyond the Boys' Club reminds us of the importance of this investment and provides us with a variety of tools and tips...you should have no reason not to push at the barriers to your own progression and achieve your full potential.' Fleur Bothwick Director of Diversity & Inclusiveness, EMEIA, Ernst & Young LLP

`This book addresses one of the major challenges faced by most areas of business. It should be read by women who wish to be part of the solution and men who wish to understand the problem.' Guy Beringer Former Senior Partner, Allen & Overy LLP

`Reading this book should be top of your to-do list as a professional woman keen to build a career.' Lamia Walker Director, London Business School

PRAISE FOR SUZANNE DOYLE-MORRIS, PhD is a top executive coach and specialist in helping companies retain and develop their female talent. She is accredited by the International Coach Federation and has extensive experience of working with women who are excelling in male-dominated fields such as science, engineering, technology and the professional services.

About the Author

Suzanne Doyle-Morris, PhD is an author, academic, entrepreneur, international speaker and accredited executive coach specialising in strategic career development and leadership coaching for high-potential executive women. She is International Coach Federation accredited and is a member of the Professional Speakers Association. She is one of the world's top experts on gender equality, diversity in the workplace and career progression for executive women. As a native of Washington DC who has lived and worked in four countries, Suzanne's niche expertise has an international perspective, relevant for today's flat-world marketplace. She is currently based in the UK and has coached executive women within Microsoft, Cisco, UBS, Barclays Wealth, University of Cambridge, Trinity College Dublin, Clifford Chance, O2 and Coca Cola Hellenic. She is author of Beyond The Boys Club - strategies for achieving career success as a woman working in a male dominated field (Wit & Wisdom Press, £13.99, October 2009.) She is creator of the Beyond The Boys Club Career Development Plan for Executive Women: a transformational leadership development programme designed for high potential females which combines executive coaching with workshops that focus on strategic career planning. Her expertise also includes: leadership skills, personal development, mentoring, negotiating office politics, verbal & non verbal communication, networking, profile-raising, delegation, risk-raking, stress management, work/life balance and the bottom-line benefits of gender equality and diversity. Suzanne has always been fascinated by stories of successful career women. She has a BA in Women's Studies & Psychology. She received her MPhil and subsequent PhD in Educational Research from the University of Cambridge in the UK. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the career experiences of women working in male-dominated fields. She founded Doyle Morris Coaching & Development in 2005 to help organisations develop and retain their female talent. To see Dr. Doyle-Morris speak about the book, click onto the Beyond the Boys' Club video. To find out more about the executive leadership coaching programme for women, visit the Beyond the Boys' Club Development Programme for Women.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Wit and Wisdom Press; 1st edition (June 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956268803
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956268808
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,603,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Suzanne Doyle-Morris, PhD follows up the huge success of her last book "Beyond the Boys' Club: Strategies for Achieving Career Success as a Woman Working in a Male-Dominated Field," with a look into the relationships of couples where the woman is the main earner. In the book she discusses how these couples work around non-traditional gender expectations around who brings home the bacon to create sound relationships. She also draws on her experience in the corporate sector to devise strategies on how organisations must adapt to the rising tide of female breadwinners.

Her research around the lives of professional women is borne out of her Ph.D research on women working in male dominated fields, from the University of Cambridge. Dr. Doyle-Morris regularly presents to organisations as wide ranging as Clifford Chance, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Thomson Reuters, Accenture, Deloitte, BP, Barclays and Hewlett Packard among others.

Her practical coaching experience paired with her academic background regarding gender in the workplace make her one of the most credible speakers on the challenges . . . and opportunities ... for today's working woman.

For more information on Dr. Doyle-Morris, visit www.femalebreadwinners.com

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I recently started a new job and was having difficultly navigating the politics and personalities in my new environment. After a particularly challenging week, I picked up this book and immediately found it helpful. The book helped me realize how I was subtly but surely sabotaging myself. I appreciated that the author translated the concepts into actionable steps. The information in the book is useful not only for women who work in male-dominated industries, but for all women who want to improve their performance at work.
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By m on January 4, 2010
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There are so few books on this topic. If you don't have a woman role model or a mentor, you can easily feel lost. Of course the concepts in the book are as much applicable to men but its nice to get advice for women from women.
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