Sunday, July 3, 2011

Women In The Business World

In Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You're Worth, Mika Brzezinski borrows from her experiences as co-host of a morning talk show and interviews a wide range of professional women such as director Nora Ephron, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, and broadcaster Joy Behar about their experiences in moving up in their careers. Knowing Your Value also blends personal stories with the latest research about women in the workplace. The end result is a brutally honest and witty exploration of the roadblocks and pitfalls that are unique to women. Brzezinsky provides an in-depth look at how professional women achieve recognition and financial success in an unbalanced workforce that often overlooks their worth.

Humanitarian Greg Mortenson chronicles his attempt to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban's backyard in an astonishing and uplifting story, Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time. Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer, completed a treacherous climb of Pakistan's K2 and became inspired when he encountered impoverished mountain villagers. He promised to build them a school and over the course of the next ten years he stood by his promise and built fifty-five schools, providing balanced education especially for girls in one of the most dangerous and isolated regions in the world.

How to Shop for Free: Shopping Secrets for Smart Women Who Love to Get Something for Nothing is the perfect book for women who love to shop smart by spending less and getting more. Famous for her shopping tips featured in the Boston Globe, Kathy Spencer shows women how to find the best savings, combine them with in-store promotions and store credit to get almost anything for free. Spencer guides readers through popular stores such as Target, Kohls, and Walgreens and explains the best ways to maximize savings. This smart and sassy book will have you literally shopping for free!

Any woman who has her sights set on getting ahead in the corporate world should read Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers by Lois P. Frankel, PhD. Frankel reveals why some women soar ahead in their careers while other women fail to move forward at all. She lists 101 behaviors that women learn as young girls that sabotage their careers as adults. In this guide, she helps women eliminate such unconscious mistakes and offers valuable tips that can be seamlessly incorporated into social and business skills. Frankel posits that once these behaviors are taken care of, a powerful woman will emerge-one who is likely to occupy the corner office.

Renowned financial advisor David Bach has shown women of all ages how to take control of their financial future after they read Smart Women Finish Rich. Bach guides you through a nine-step program that provides you with the tools to spend wisely, establish security, and align money with your values. Whether you're working with a large inheritance or a couple dollars a week, this book will provide valuable information about long-term investments, tips on teaching your children about money, and new ways to attract greater wealth in your life.

Roberto Sedycias works as an IT consultant for PoloMercantil

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