Understand: Dare: Thrive. How to have your best career, from today
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Understand: Dare: Thrive, how to have your best career from today is essential reading for all women, and all champions of equity, diversity and inclusion.
Every insight and answer that matters is here, in one place.
In this ground-breaking book, leading authority Diana Parkes – business guru, psychologist and social entrepreneur – cuts through the complexity of workplace dynamics and human psychology to share what really works. She provides everything you need to know to thrive throughout your career, at the pace you choose, with the recognition and rewards you deserve.
- Comprehensive, proven strategies for success
- Real stories – in the words of women who’ve cracked it!
- Practical examples of how to handle everyday challenges
- 24 powerful self-assessment and planning tools
- Incisive coaching questions in every chapter
‘Finally, a book that will help real women to have the working lives they deserve – because it equips them with the truth about their value and potential, and provides practical, accessible and comprehensive options for successfully navigating workplace culture and biases.’
DAME INGA BEALE, FORMER CEO, LLOYDS OF LONDON
‘I wish I could give a copy to my younger self when I was starting my apprenticeship. It answers so many questions, clarifies so many situations, and gives so much strength. It will change your perception of yourself, your career, and the working world around you.
This book is a paradigm shift – it provides fantastic insights, enabling techniques and anecdotes from an incredible and inspirational cross-section of women. [It] will change so many lives.’
‘TOP 50 WOMEN IN ENGINEERING’ 2019; AWARD-WINNER, INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
‘Understand: Dare: Thrive draws on scientific research to pick apart the gender stereotypes which continue to hold women back at work, and then shows us a way through. It demonstrates how it is possible to thrive in any position, whether entry level or leadership.’
MANDY GARNER, MANAGING EDITOR, WORKINGMUMS.CO.UK
‘Parkes provides a roadmap for women who have something to say and want to be heard. Building on interviews with successful leaders, she shows that it can be done – and that you can do it too.
Read the book, understand, dare and thrive!’
IRIS BOHNET, PROFESSOR, HARVARD UNIVERSITY & AUTHOR OF WHAT WORKS: GENDER EQUALITY BY DESIGN