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Lois P. Frankel

Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers

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'Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office' by Lois P. Frankel is a eye-opening book that uncovers the unconscious mistakes that hold women back in their careers. It provides actionable advice for women to overcome gender stereotypes, take charge of their careers, and succeed in the workplace.

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    Women are still underprivileged in the business world.

    Did you know that, until 1934, an American woman would lose her citizenship if she married a man from another country? Or that, until 1977, a married West-German woman wasn’t allowed to sign her own work contract without her husband’s approval? In many Western countries, men and women weren’t equal before the law until well into the twentieth century. In fact, most American and European women weren’t even allowed to vote before the end of World War I.

    Since then, women’s rights movements in many Western countries have successfully established near gender equality before the law – but when it comes to their careers, women are still at a disadvantage.

    For example, women earn consistently less than men.

    In the United States, Hispanic women make only 59 percent of what Hispanic men earn for the same job. And while Caucasian women fare better, they still earn only 77 percent compared to their male co-workers. Furthermore, in the first year after they finish college, female graduates already earn 8 percent less than their male peers; two decades down the line, the gap increases to 20 percent.

    But this gap is not only a problem in the United States: women are less likely to hold well-paid and highly influential positions all over the world.

    In fact, a modest 8 percent of all top executives worldwide are women, and there are no more than twenty female heads of state throughout the world.

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    What is Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office about?

    This book focuses on the reasons why women often don’t make it to the top ranks in the world of business. Frankel explains how women unconsciously behave in ways that undermine their business aspirations and presents female readers with measures to consciously counteract their self-defeating behavior.

    Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office Review

    Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office (2004) is a must-read for any woman looking to advance her career. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • It provides practical tips and strategies for overcoming common workplace pitfalls and becoming more assertive and confident.
    • Backed by research and real-life examples, the book offers actionable advice on how to navigate office politics and break through the glass ceiling.
    • With its straightforward and relatable approach, this book empowers women to identify and overcome self-sabotaging behaviors to reach their full potential.

    Best quote from Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office

    If youre concerned only with being liked, you will most likely miss the opportunity to be respected.

    —Lois P. Frankel
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    Who should read Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office?

    • Any woman who wants to make it in the business world
    • Anyone who wants to know more about gender inequality
    • Any woman who wants to learn how to be more assertive

    About the Author

    Lois P. Frankel is an internationally recognized women’s leadership expert. After the widespread success of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, she followed up the topic with Nice Girls Don't Get Rich and Nice Girls Just Don't Get It (with co-author Carol Frohlinger) – and all of them were international bestsellers.

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    The main message of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office is that women can overcome self-sabotaging behaviors and achieve success in the workplace.

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    Lois P. Frankel is the author of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office.