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Stepping Up: women's guide to career development
by Nadine Kazerounian
McGraw-Hill, hardcover,
325 pages, ISBN: 0077098021
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Stepping Up: women's guide to career development

I started reading this book after I became job-free in the summer of 2002. It was a slow read, as I wanted to digest every nugget of this well-researched book by author Nadine Kazerounian.

Feeling at a low point, I found it difficult to relate to the high fliers interviewed by Kazerounian. Here were the superwomen climbing up the corporate ladder, breaking through the glass ceiling, and still had time to come home to be a wife and mother.

I say it's well-researched because every anecdote is backed up by a quote or a reference. It has plenty of case studies to make it interesting reading. Interwoven between the FAQ's are key research findings. At the end of each chapter is a summary followed by notes (references).

But as it said in the beginning, it is meant for women managers aspiring to a management role. And that is not my aspiration.

This book is not for the downshifter or the Renaissance Woman. Nor is it for the happy stay-at-home mom and housewife.

2 November 2003 Sunday

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