Career Success Reads

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Looking for reading suggestion to help your career? Learn about what I’m reading—and what I took away from it—below (and check back as I will keep adding reviews!).

Own It: The Power of Women at Work by Sallie Krawcheck

Book CoverIn Own It: The Power of Women at Work, Sallie Krawcheck argues that not only should women not act like men to succeed at work, but that the attributes traditionally thought of as “female” are what make women so very valuable in the workplace.

This perspective comes from her many years working on Wall Street, including during the financial meltdown of 2008 which she blames on the group think that resulted because so many of the people making the decisions were (white) men.

Read my full review here.

Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch Their Careers by Wendy Sachs

Book CoverFearless and Free (How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch Their Careers by Wendy Sachs is an interesting and fast read that offered profiles of women (and one man) who have themselves executed career pivots (with varying degrees of success).

It won’t give you a road map for executing your own career pivot but it might give you some food for thought (it did for me).  The discussion of failing was particularly interesting—too often, people will gloss over what didn’t go well so it was nice to read real stories of getting back up after a setback.

Read my full review here