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About the Author
TheLi.st is a network and visibility platform for professional women from all industries who are ambitious, accomplished, and committed to helping each other rise. In 2013 it was named to Forbes' 100 Best Websites for Women and Business Insider's Silicon Alley 100, and has been featured in the New York Times, Marie Claire, the Guardian, Fast Company, Elle, Buzzfeed, Refinery 29, and more. Sign up for its regular newsletter at www.TheLi.st
Glynnis MacNicol is a writer and co-founder of The Li.st. Previously she was the media editor at Business Insider and a founding editor of Mediaite. She contributes to Capital New York. During the 2008 election year, she was a regular contributor to Playboy.com. Her work has also appeared in print and online for publications including Marie Claire, The Daily Beast, the Huffington Post, Outside, and Maclean's. She began her media career as an associate editor at the Huffington Post media blog Eat the Press and as the editor of FishbowlNY. Before that, she was a book publishing spy. Glynnis frequently speaks on the intersection of media and politics, and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, CBC, and Al Jazeera.
Rachel Sklar is a writer and co-founder of TheLi.st. A former lawyer who writes about media, politics, culture, and technology, Sklar was a founding editor at the Huffington Post and Mediaite and has contributed to the New York Times, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Hello Giggles, Elle, Glamour, Marie Claire, Politico, and others. She is the author of A Stroke of Luck: Life, Crisis and Rebirth of a Stroke Survivor and has contributed to several anthologies, including My Parents Were Awesome, Camp Camp: Where Fantasy Island Meets Lord of the Flies, and This Is Why You're Fat. Rachel has been named to Fast Company’s League of Extraordinary Women, Forbes’ Women Changing the World, Marie Claire’s New Guard, Business Insider's SA100, and has earned numerous honors and awards for her writing and her activism. Rachel speaks widely about media, diversity, politics, and culture; has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, and CBC; and was a regular on The Joy Behar Show on HLN and Current.
Cover design by Natalia Suárez.
- Publication date : January 28, 2014
- File size : 11165 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 223 pages
- Publisher : Amazon Publishing (January 28, 2014)
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00GGT2SW2
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #206,115 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The last chapter is an advertisement for an adult site. It didn't feel as much about success as an appeal to invest. I don't know how many times a person can successfully mention hash tags and their website name in an essay without all the words being hash tags and the website name but this essay toggles that line badly.
Stacy London's essay ranted about technology until she ran out of steam and realized she had to talk about a habit. Maybe essays aren't her forte or solid form for her.
Overall, I'm not about this book , it told me nothing about successful women. Nothing useful. I'd rather read about successful habits from any magazine for entrepreneurs than to read anything from most of these authors again.
I have read countless books on the topics of leadership and success. Most of the books cited the success of males, and barely covered the achievements of women. I also found books by women who were successful, but they already had the leg up in the business, i.e., the family had a business and they took over. I wanted a book that had women that came from backgrounds that were familiar…I wanted “the struggle is real” sob story and the proof. This search lead to my discovery of The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women. This book was edited by Glynnis MacNicol and Rachel Sklar, founders of the organization, The Li.st. The Li.st is a network and visibility platform that connects professional women from all lines of work, assisting them with building partnerships and helping them achieve. MacNicol and Sklar also contribute essays to the text.
The book is compiled of essays (renamed episodes) from 10 women, mainly in the fields of technology and media. The women discuss, which habits helped them achieve their success and what they learned through trial and error.
Two essays I readily connected to: Episode 5: Controlled Burn by Paula Froelich and Episode 10: Changing the World through Business and Sex: The Five Things I learned that could Help You Too, by Cindy Gallop. These two women were so open, uncontrolled and just honest. You could tell they were not simply writing from experience, but also from the heart and more importantly, they were not ashamed to share.
Do not think of this book as another self help text- this is far from it. You either have the drive to be successful or you don’t. The ladies are not going to teach success, they will simply encourage you to aim for it because they did it and so can you. These women range from ages 20- something to 50- something. Some started in one career and then switched…others had to rebuild from the ground up. Either way, the reader will find something in this text to connect with. If you don’t, not sure what happened. Were you reading to gain knowledge or just looking for a quick read for a quick review???
Bad parts? Well, one. In Episode 8: Go Fund Yourself, by Rachel Sklar, I was put off by a statement in which she acknowledged her own privilege. She writes,
“ It’s good to acknowledge your own privilege and I do. I recognize how lucky I was to grow up in a lovely Toronto suburb in a terrific, supportive family with a decent genetic cocktail, including being white in a neighborhood that was exclusively white and going into a profession- all my professions, actually- where the defaults favored (and still favor) people who are white.”
I did not quite understand where she was trying to go with this statement, after all, there are many ways to interpret it, but I would like to give her the benefit of the doubt and not assume she is implying her privilege made her better than others. On another note, this statement doe not allow her to connect with other readers who may not have the same opportunity she did.
Apart from that, the book is an easy read, coming in at 223 pages. I scored this as a free read through Amazon Unlimited, but liked it so much I am purchasing the paperback to add to my personal library. If you have read this book and enjoyed it, please leave a comment below. Let me know your thoughts, what do you think is important to be successful? Do you think some of the major initiatives put in place still protect women today? Has the position of women in the workforce changed? Or do we still have a ways to go? Sound off below (but keep it clean). Talk to you guys soon!