- Hardcover: 236 pages
- Publisher: Entrepreneur Press; First Edition edition (October 25, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1891984322
- ISBN-13: 978-1891984327
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.7 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,192,214 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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PowerTools for Women in Business: 10 Ways to Succeed in Life and Work Hardcover – October 25, 2001
From Publishers Weekly
Sherman, founder of three women's Web sites and author of Cybergrrl: A Woman's Guide to the World Wide Web, draws upon her own experiences, both personally and professionally, to show women why they should look to other women as role models. Unfortunately, Sherman's "power tools" such as using technology, being a mentor, networking and giving back are disappointingly familiar, while her delivery isn't particularly inspiring. However, many glowing endorsements and profiles of women, along with suggested reading material and Web sites, may attract an audience of college and even high school students.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
From the Publisher
EXCERPTED FROM THE INTRODUCTION
BIRTH OF THE POWERTOOLS The PowerTools began as an impromptu speech given in 1999 to a diverse group of women at a business luncheon in Washington, DC. I gave the same speech to businesswomen in Los Angeles and then a more detailed version in Wellington, New Zealand. The reaction to the PowerTools was instantaneous and identical with each group of women, and I realized that my words were striking a universal chord.
Women?s heartfelt, emotional reactions to the PowerTools convinced me that I was articulating some of the issues that many of us struggle with as we build our businesses and live our lives. As I began to speak with more women in business around the world, the PowerTools gained definition and meaning.
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK This book contains information in several formats. Each chapter begins with a short story of a businesswoman to demonstrate the PowerTool. Then I share some of my personal experiences and observations that helped shape the PowerTool. Interspersed within each chapter are: E-QUOTES: Excerpts of e-mail conversations I?ve had with women in business. SHE READS:Must-read book lists with reviews written by women CEOs and presidents.
At the end of each chapter are: NUGGETS: Additional resource lists including books, videos, and web sites to enhance your use of the PowerTools. PERSONAL PROJECTS: Fun, unusual, or useful activities you can do or actions you can take to challenge yourself and get closer to achieving your real goals. POWERTOOLS CHECK LIST: A bulleted list of "takeaways," points to ponder and things to remember.
At the heart of this book are the stories of women in business who, like you and me, have multi-faceted lives and face personal and professional challenges on their way to success. Their stories are either examples of some aspect of a PowerTool or help to reinforce the PowerTool as a valid and useful strategy. At the end of the book, you will find a list of these women, along with information about their businesses and business web sites. Feel free to skip around or read chapters more than once. Ask your friends to join you in doing the Personal Projects. Clip out the PowerTools list and tack it onto your bulletin board or carry it in your wallet. Get online and visit the recommended sites, then e-mail them to a woman you know. Don?t just read this book experience it! Claim the PowerTools for your own. Use them. Spread them around. Start a revolution in your business and in your life!
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Top Customer Reviews
And he calls these people his invisible counselors.
Aliza, in essense, is doing this, through "PowerTools For Women in Business," by telling the story of 10 women who continue to convert their most adverse life experiences into propelling causes, work and prospererty.
Because, as Mary-Scott Welch, "Networking", said, "It helps a lot to get other women's ideas about your problems, not in the abstract but in the very specific terms of a real-life situation," a book like "PowerTools is a great beginning for women to walk through the examples of other women, to bring out the best in who we are.
As a journalist, I have the opportunity to meet many authors, and I must say that some of them do not live the messages that they promotee in their books - but Aliza certainly does.
This book contains easy to follow, real life stories of women maximizing their strengths, while never forgeting to be women.
Thank you, Aliza for living your mission.