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Climb : taking every step with conviction, courage, and calculated risk to achieve a thriving career and a successful life

by Gadsden-Williams, Michelle, 1969-

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 7 copies
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Non-Fiction Collection HF5381.G165 2018x
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As a woman of colour and corporate executive who has worked and travelled the world for several Fortune 500 companies, Gadsden-Williams provides insight into overcoming the barriers facing professionals in today's workplace. In Climb, Gadsden-Williams combines her inspirational life story with pragmatic solutions to address problems facing women in corporate America, offering a professional playbook for tackling today's most pressing workplace issues.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The first book from diversity expert, philanthropist, and Accenture lead executive Gadsden-Williams incorporates both memoir and career guide. It's also a good barometer of the challenges and opportunities that women of color face in corporate America. Rather than offering a tell-all, Gadsden-Williams, with her coauthor Brown, simply shares stories from her life, concluding each chapter with key steps to consider. Her narrative is colloquial, with hard-hitting truths. For instance, You can't have it all; in other words, there is no such thing as work-life balance. Understand how to negotiate, and practice it; women are notoriously lax in promoting themselves. And, most important, health comes first: Gadsden-Williams was diagnosed with lupus and needed to manage it well and confide in her leaders. Her tale ends with the landscape of the 2017 Women's March and the question, What's next for us? Hers is a realistic, pragmatic discussion of what it takes to make it in Fortune 500 companies, and in life.--Jacobs, Barbara Copyright 2018 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Gadsden-Williams, a former executive at Merck and Credit Suisse, mines her career for this inspiring, if not particularly original, guide to success. After many years in C-suite positions, she left her corporate life to cofound a business, Ceiling Breakers, along with her husband, David; the company helps women and people of color to "reach their full potential," and organizations to meet diversity goals. The book tells her life story, from her middle-class upbringing in North Edison, N.J., and early work in a variety of industries, to her successes in aiding diversity efforts during her career as an executive and at her own company, interspersed with advice on finding success and meaningful work. Her story is undoubtedly inspiring, and sections addressing how corporate diversity and equality efforts have either succeeded and failed are necessary reading. However, her advice-find one's purpose and passion, seek out a mentor or sponsor, advocate and negotiate for oneself-is far from new. Aspiring businesspeople may be impressed by Gadsden-Williams's accomplishments and vision, but aren't likely to find new advice. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Success in business -- Women.
Women in the professions.
Self-realization in women.
Publisher Brooklyn, New York :2018
Contributors Brown, Carolyn M., author.
Language English
Description 275 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781617756245
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