About the Book
Shirking popular advice that women should "feminize" their work experiences, this frank and funny book cuts to the chase with real-world advice on succeeding alongside male colleagues. The national business bestseller is now in paperback.
Book Synopsis An honest and practical handbook that reveals important insights into relationships between men and women and work, Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman, is a must-read for every woman who wants to leverage her power in the workplace.
Women make up almost half of today's labor force, but in corporate America they don't share half of the power. Only four of the Fortune
500 company CEOs are women, and it's only been in the last few years that even half of the Fortune
500 companies have more than one female officer.
A major reason for this? Most women were never taught how to play the game of business.
Throughout her career in the super-competitive, male-dominated media industry, Gail Evans, one of the country's most powerful executives, has met innumerable women who tell her that they feel lost in the workplace, almost as if they were playing a game without knowing the directions. In this book, she reveals the secrets to the playbook of success and teaches women at all levels of the organization--from assistant to vice president--how to play the game of business to their advantage.
Men know the rules because they wrote them, but women often feel shut out of the process because they don't know when to speak up, when to ask for responsibility, what to say at an interview, and a lot of other key moves that can make or break a career. Sharing with humor and candor her years of lessons from corporate life, Gail Evans gives readers practical tools for making the right decisions at work. Among the rules you will learn are:
- How to Keep Score at Work
- When to Take a Risk
- How to Deal with the Imposter Syndrome
- Ten Vocabulary Words That Mean Different Things to Men and Women
- Why Men Can be Ugly, and You Can't
- When to Quit Your Job
Praise for Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman
[This] book is perfect for any woman looking for a step-by-step guide to becoming just as ruthless-and successful-as her boss.
for women on the corporate ladder, a no-nonsense look at what isn't fair and how to get beyond it.
--Palm Beach Post-Cox News Service
Gail Evans...has put together a practical, honest, often humorous playbook for career success that every woman (and a few men) should read... Read the book. Learn how to play the game, and win. Men shouldn't be the only ones having fun.
--Press & Sun
About the Author
An executive vice president at CNN, Gail Evans oversees the network's talk shows (Burden of Proof, CNN & Co, Crossfire, Both Sides with Jesse Jackson, Evans & Novak, Capital Gang,
and Talk Back Live
), the booking and research department, and recruiting and talent development. Evans's programs have received numerous awards, including a Commendation Award from American Women in Radio and Television; the Breakthrough Award for Women, Men, and Media; and several Emmy nominations. She lives in Atlanta.