This work offers guidance for professional women based on the experiences and learning of some of the most successful women in British industry. It does not present theories or statistical evidence to prove or diagnose how some women become top performers - rather it offers the opinions, thoughts and experiences of those women themselves. Sometimes, it is hard for women to find role models in the world of work who can be approached for advice. This book draws on detailed face-to-face interviews, thereby providing a privileged insight. It focuses on the individual who wants to manage the reality of the present and offers advice to those impatient for the business and social changes to occur around them. From her interviews with MDs, CEOs, partners and other top women, Sarah Snell extracts the salient observations, thoughts and experiences and presents them verbatim. This takes the reader into the minds of these successful people as they reflect on their career paths, their self-doubts and self-management, the support mechanisms available, their values and their work-life balance.
There are also many pertinent and valuable tips from the top that younger women in business will find inspiring and relevant to today's business environment.