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S.K.I.R.T.S in the Boardroom: A Woman's Survival Guide to Success in Business and Life Hardcover – December 3, 2008


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (December 3, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047038333X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470383339
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #759,812 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sisterhood, Knowledge, Integrity, Respect, Tenacity and Substance = SKIRTS. Marshawn's all-woman entrepreneurial team won Season Four on The Apprentice . Her advice here is promoted as "savvy, shrewd, and straightforward" for "today's sassy yet sensible modern woman." The chapters themselves each start with a c-word, such as Confidence, Class, Captivation, and offer their own subcategories of acronym-based advice, all of which may crowd the reader with too many disparate concepts, from "The Four Ds of Branding Mistakes" to "T.A.G.S. #1: Target Your TALENTS" and "Lessons for ME (Motivations & Empowerment)." Readers who absorb the book in small portions may find just the advice they seek for a specific challenge. (Library Journal, December 15, 2008)

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In many ways, the business world is still a man's world. Though women today have more income, more education, more opportunity, and more entrepreneurial drive than ever before, the glass ceiling still exists. But that's no reason to stop competing. In fact, it should serve as motivation to level the playing field. It's time to become C-E-O of Y-O-U.

S.K.I.R.T.S. in the Boardroom is a practical, motivational, and inspirational guide that arms a new generation of sassy yet sensible women with the strategies needed to combine confidence and compassion, style and substance, and beauty and brains for unlimited professional success.

S.K.I.R.T.S. stands for Sisterhood, Knowledge, Integrity, Respect, Tenacity, and Substance. These are the often-overlooked qualities that extraordinary women require to maximize their potential in business and in life. S.K.I.R.T.S. in the Boardroom shows you how to develop these qualities and unbeatable business savvy using personal stories, exercises, and real-life examples from author, entertainment attorney, and entrepreneur Marshawn Evans.

Evans provides the practical, real-world adviceyou need to take your career to the next level. And, she does so without forcing you into a masculine corporate mold. Filled with whimsical chapters and interactive career development assessments, S.K.I.R.T.S. in the Boardroom provides business-boosting insight on such topics as developing a purpose-driven career, personal branding, strategic information sharing, gender differences in communication, leadership styles, networking, understanding your emotional intelligence, and much more!

Simply wanting success isn't enough. After all, WANT just means "Waiting, And Nothing Transpires." This smart and savvy guide reveals how your attitude sets the tone for your relationships and how those relationships determine your ability to influence those around you—a prime ingredient for turning your dreams into reality. Packed with real-world professional guidance and entrepreneurial insight, this is the ultimate guide to being the boss in a man's world.


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By C. Walker on December 22, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Having read several personal development books, not necessarily targeted towards women, when I came across SKIRTS in the Boardroom, I was intrigued by the title and wondered what deposits this book could make into my life that had not already been made by the other business books I had digested. Being at a crossroads in my life, I really wanted to begin the new year taking steps toward the things I was really passionate about doing and cleaning house of anything that would keep me from acheiving this goal. Little did I know, this book and its content, would be a godsend.

Starting with a chapter on Confidence, Marshawn Evans weaves stories from her own life and its struggles with issues that women, young and older, face in corporate America, entrepreneurship, and life. With chapters on staying the course, differences in gender communication, networking, developing your personal brand, and more, this book is like having your own personal development coach at your fingertips.

What I really love, is that the book is written so conversationally and how easy I was able to relate my personal situation to the stories shared in the book. Secondly, the wrap-ups at the end of each chapter, keeping the important points fresh in your mind. And lastly, the worksheets at the end of each chapter, which really make and keep you accountable. Who knew it was so hard to think of five meaningful words that actually described me and why... I'm still working on two more!!

This book has really helped me begin to get on track and I recommend it to anyone who needs guidance at any stage of their lives. I know that the book is written with women in mind, but I honestly think men can learn a lot from its content as well. It's definitely a book to keep, revisit, lend to friends, and give as a gift. I am on my way to maximizing my potential and living out my purpose.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Fellow Skirt on January 13, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book is a must-have for any woman who wants to get in the boardroom or at least learn how to climb the ladder of success while in the boardroom! Marshawn shares her strategies for success and gives little tidbits, like "confidence is like hairpins" that make the book enjoyable to read. You may find the book hard to put down, but you have to if you truly want to become a skirt in the boardroom!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. Gipson on January 12, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I just started reading this book and to my surprise it is uniquely different from any other I've read in this genre. Marshawn Evans so freely gives of herself in the way she expresses her own personal story that you immediately like her and relate to her. This is an additional bonus to what is to comes in this book. Like I said, I've only just started reading this book and I've had to put it down to reflect and sob like a baby. It has already been a blessing and made a difference in my life. I saw myself in her story and found new revelations and affirmations that women rarely get in their work environments or anywhere else. This book is motivating and aligned to biblical thought and principals that anyone can relate to regardless of their background. Marshawn Evans is a young woman that has managed to share her incredible talents, abilities, and insights with every person previledged to read her book. This should be a mandatory text for every woman who aspires to achieve or do anything!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cee on January 20, 2010
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All of the suggestions in here have clearly been well-researched and are sound advice for women, whether you're in the workforce or just negotiating with your family. It's clear why the author has had as successful a life as she has, because she definitely knows what she is talking about. Well done.
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