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S.K.I.R.T.S in the Boardroom: A Woman's Survival Guide to Success in Business and Life



S.K.I.R.T.S in the Boardroom: A Woman's Survival Guide to Success in Business and Life

Marshawn Evans JD

ISBN: 978-1-118-74724-7 May 2013 240 Pages


If you're a working woman who wants to get ahead, S.K.I.R.T.S. in the Boardroom will equip you with the strategies you need to combine confidence and compassion, style and substance, and beauty and brains for professional success. It will help you navigate the male-dominated corporate world and keep you inspired when you're unmotivated and unsatisfied with your career. A must for any woman who wants to maximize her professional potential, this book offers sensible, straightforward, and long-overdue advice.

Introduction: Not the Issue Anymore.

Part One: From Chef to Chief Executive: The Difference is a Little “I”.

Chapter 1: Confidence: The Problem with Fake Eyelashes.

Chapter 2: Class: Attitude, Mixed with a Pinch of Allure, Determines Your Altitude.

Chapter 3: Course: Women Are Better Drivers.

Chapter 4: Commitment: No Substitute is as Sweet as Real Sugar.

Part Two: Serving Up Some Homemade Style and Substance.

Chapter 5: Communication: If You've Got It, Flaunt It.

Chapter 6: Connections: Do Shorter Skirts Ever Hurt?

Chapter 7: Creativity: Show ‘Em Your Assets.

Chapter 8: Captivation: Get Their Attention with Your Own Personal Brand.

Part Three: Skirt or No Skirt: That Is the Question.

Chapter 9: Command: L.E.A.D.ership Is in Our DNA.

Chapter 10: Clarity: Vision Will Take You Where No Man Has Gone Before.

Bonus Chapter: What's Next? How to Work Your S.K.I.R.T.

Recommended Resources: ME Unlimited Programs.

About the Author.

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)