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Women at Work, Perspectives, Experiences and Tips From Women who Changed the World

Women at Work, Perspectives, Experiences and Tips From Women who Changed the World [Kindle Edition]

Anna Maslin , Kyle Saber , Sarah James
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This edition encapsulates both 'Women at Work, Perspectives and Experiences, From Women who Changed the World' and 'Tips for Women at Work, Kick-start Your Career'. It details the challenges and sacrifices of a selection of high-calibre women globally who have achieved recognition and success both in their working and personal lives.

Thought-provoking and inspiring the personal profiles give a glimpse into the lives of more than 40 women, many of whom have made a global impact through their work. It is unique snapshot that shares the perspectives and experiences of nearly a century of outstanding women.

The contributors include amongst others, Dame Margaret Anstee, Countess Elizabeth Longford, Darcey Bussell, Sarah Doukas, Glenys Kinnock, Sally Magnusson, Heather Angel, Virginia McKenna, Rabbi Julia Neugberger, Anita Roddick, and Dame Helen Suzman.

In addition to the personal perspectives this edition is a unique resource with an emphasis on practical advice and tips to help women looking for a career change, a promotion, or a return to work.

It also includes chapters on psychological preparation, preparation of the curriculum vitae, interview technique, salary negotiation, personal presentation, as well as, time management, childcare issues, managing stress, and workplace bullying.

'Women at Work, Perspectives, Experiences and Tips From Women who Changed the World' is for any woman who wishes to reflect on her life and career. It aims to provide the necessary practical help and support to enable the reader to take the necessary steps towards the future of their dreams.

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Professor Maslin says: "I wrote Women at Work – Perspectives, Experiences and Tips, because I like many other women was at a point in my own life when I was considering options with regard to my life and career. Should I take up some the opportunities being offered to me or should I limit my options because of family commitments? I then began to wonder what it was like for women all over the world who had decided to take on challenging roles; women who by this world’s standards are successful in a wide range of areas. What motivated them, how did they cope, were they happy with their choices? When I came to write the Tips section, this was much more focused on practical details, CVs, interviews, stress, bullies – basically the nuts and bolts of helping take a person on in their career and helping them enjoy a balanced working life.

"I enjoyed writing the book and I learnt a great deal and got to know some truly amazing women. The women who contributed were women who had made enormous contributions globally and who came from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

"This book is for any woman who wishes to reflect on her life and career. It’s for any woman who wants to decide for herself what success is and what it means to her. It also aims to provide some practical help and support in taking forward her plans if she feels the need for a change of focus or direction."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 736 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Alinwest Publications Ltd; 3 edition (27 Mar 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007PFE5D6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #591,095 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Professor Anna Maslin, Ph.D. has had a unique career globally focusing on health, human rights and international development for over 35 years.

She has advised Ministers, and colleagues on relevant matters of national and international policy. She represented the United Kingdom at international fora, including the World Health Organisation and Commonwealth Health Ministers Meetings as a part of the UK corporate delegation for 16 years. She has worked closely with the Carter Centre in Atlanta and is a Fellow of the Fellow Lillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility shortly following President Jimmy Carter who was the first Fellow.

Anna worked closely with colleagues in South Africa to achieve the Memoranda of Understanding between South Africa and the United Kingdom on behalf of DH, DFID & FCO 2003-2008, focusing on workforce co-operation and the sharing of skills and expertise which she oversaw until 2011. This MOU was extended to at the 2008 Ministerial Bilateral held in South Africa until 2013.

Prior to taking up her post at the Department of Health, Professor Maslin specialised in oncology, working with patients with breast cancer.

She has given numerous presentations nationally and internationally, written a number of books, as well as articles for the national and international press. She has had 12 books published including Oxford University Press's Breast Cancer, Sharing the Decision", and "Women at Work, Perspectives, Experiences & Tips."

Anna has been married to Stephen for 30 years. She has four birth & several bonus children.

Twitter: @annamaslin

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! 7 May 2013
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This fantastic book incorporates 2 single books: `Women at Work, Perspective, Experiences From Women Who Changed the World' and `Tips for Women at Work, Kickstart Your Career'. It is a compilation of personal stories from over 40 women but also offers practical tips and advice for women looking for a career change or promotion.

I particularly like the personal testimonials that are such a big part of this book. I think real life stories are always so much more inspiring and thought provoking than fiction ones. The stories are very engaging and had me captivated. They are collected from a large variety of people, which means that there is a good variety of life in this book. It is obvious that the author has done a lot of research and feels passionately about the subject.

I think the book is put together very well and is a good mix of experience and tips. It covers a variety of issues about the choices that women face and how to make the right one. Each chapter is very easy to read and I thoroughly enjoyed the entirety of this book, so much so that I have also got a copy for my sister to read.

The chapters in the second section of the book `Tips from Women at Work, Kickstart Your Career' are very helpful. They take you right through my preparing a good CV to interview techniques and managing the balance between work, home and relaxation time, which can sometimes be quite a challenge.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this book. It offers a fresh perspective from a large variety of contributors. It is definitely motivational, inspirational and a book I am glad to add to my personal library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book with real content. 19 Oct 2012
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Really appreciated the sections on why some people succeed and some don't. The personal accounts were very interesting from a very wide range of people. I particularly enjoyed the contributions by Countess Elizabeth Longford, Sarah Doukas, Virginia McKenna, Rabbi Julia Neugberger, Anita Roddick, and Dame Helen Suzman. The practical section at the back about CV's, bullies, home working was very useful. It's kind of theory, experience and practical information. This book is a compilation of the two original books and is really good value.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommend 18 Oct 2012
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I was recommended Women at Work by a colleague and have to say I'm impressed, a whole lot of research has gone into this book and there are some very engaging stories from some very successful people. Overall very motivational.
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