Thanks for reading my first ever blog!
I have just released a unique book for women called "Hot Tips For Career Chicks; unlocking the CODE to success."
The CODE is a concept I developed to provide insight into the things that women need to focus on (as well as their job) in the not-intentionally-but-still male oriented culture of business.
It's ideal for women starting out at the beginning of their careers and those who are struggling with why their contributions aren't been recognised.
Appropriately, there is a lot of discussion about the issues of juggling work and family life and the appallingly small number of women in very senior positions (only 8.7% of board positions in ASX 200 companies were held by women in 2009).
These are such enormous issues that there is often very little coverage of an important underlying issue - the many discouraging and disappointing experiences that women have at work.
The thinking behind "Hot Tips for Career Chicks" is that the culture of business favours men as it has evolved over time and heavily influenced by the historically greater representation of men. It's not necessarily a 'boys club' but how it works favours how men typically think and act.
Understanding how business works and how to communicate, operate, focus on career development and balance everything else at work (which is the CODE for career success) provides women with some tangible and practical tools to ensure that they are working on an equal footing with men.
I worked out many of these tips based on my experience and what I learned in business and then found that many women that I worked with, coached or mentored had similar issues.
I'd love to have your feedback on the book, the website and discuss the issues and tips are essential to career chick success through this book. I look forward to discussions through the Career Chicks blog!
All the best for a happy and successful 2010.