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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books; Main edition (1 Sept. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781256942
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781256947
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 12.7 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,518 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It is so important to empower other women and that is exactly what this book does. It gives women practical advice to help them navigate their careers and, ultimately, design their own life. (Diane von Furstenberg)

For anyone looking to seriously understand why gender imbalance persists in the 21st century workplace (and what to do about it), this book is both revelatory and important. (David Abraham, CEO, Channel 4)

Fantastic to see a book with such practical experience and common sense at its heart - let's hope we won't have to talk about glass walls for very long (Martha Lane-Fox, Entrepreneur)

Practical, insightful and thoroughly enjoyable, this book is a must-read for anyone who wants to see change in their workplace and their life. An inspiring book that is sure to have a huge impact on women in the workplace. (Nicola Mendelsohn CBE, VP for EMEA, Facebook)

This is a rich report on what it is like right now in the complex world of men and women working together. Its specialty is that it allows you to find your own recipe for mastery of a meaningful work life (Charlotte Beers, Speaker, Author, former CEO Ogilvy Advertising and former Undersecretary of State)

I wish that this book had existed when I was starting out in my career; the advice is so useful, both for women on the way up and for businesses seeking to develop and retain talented women. I would encourage everyone to read it. (Karen Blackett OBE, Chairwoman, MediaCom UK)

Organisations thrive when women are well represented in management. The Glass Wall offers practical wisdom to deconstruct barriers; it's an excellent guide for managers and individuals alike. We can all relate to the material. (Eileen Naughton, VP & Managing Director, UK & Ireland, Google)

There's nothing lofty about this excellent book. It doesn't drone on about the inequity of it all. Instead, it proposes real things that real women (and real men) can do in the real business world so that women's currently untapped potential can be painlessly released - to the benefit of absolutely everyone. (Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP)

A new, no-nonsense guide to scaling the ranks (Times 2016-08-30)

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Bold, practical strategies that will shatter the glass wall in the workplace, and boost any woman's career

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I love that the advice in this book isn't about taking a higher road, it's more like entering the scrum and tackling gender-related obstacles to the ground... Which is probably more realistic and certainly more effective I would think!
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This book opened my eyes to so many things that for years I was either unaware of or fighting against in the workplace. There were definitely a few moments of realisation. It is packed with practical tips on how to manoeuvre through situations and ways of thinking that don't serve women well. I feel lucky that in my workplace not all of the hurdles covered are a problem, but I can imagine that in other more male dominated industries they are. That said, I think men would get a lot out of reading this too, as some of the advice would work for both sexes! I'm already putting some of the advice into practice and seeing results.
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Very clear and practical commentary and guide. Wise but never pompous or preachy, and its findings can be applied in any work place, large or small. It is particularly good on the culture of companies and how they are shaped by the temperaments and personalities and prejudices of the people at the top. I have been urging every man I know to read it, and every woman should too.
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Great book, easy to read, and full of real life case studies. Wish I'd had this a few years ago as I've been in many of the situations mentioned, but just didn't realise there was a different way to behave! Recommended for all women in the workplace, and the men too...
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