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Grace Puma,Christiana Smith Shi

Career Forward: Strategies from Women Who've Made It

Career Forward: Strategies from Women Who've Made It

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Grace Puma and Christiana Smith Shi offer a guide for women to prioritize career paths, build professional value, and enjoy a full life both in and out of the workplace. They challenge negative stereotypes about female ambition and urge women to be bold, follow their dreams, and seize the chance to lead "big" lives. The book provides valuable lessons, including thinking of yourself as a "growth stock" and living a well-rounded 360-degree life that fully embraces both.

Format: Hardback
Length: 256 pages
Publication date: 28 March 2024
Publisher: Simon & Schuster


In a groundbreaking and empowering guide for women, former PepsiCo COO Grace Puma and former Nike President of Consumer Direct Christiana Smith Shi offer invaluable insights on how to prioritize a career path, build professional value, and enjoy a fulfilling life both in and out of the workplace. As the landscape of the workplace continues to evolve, Career Forward serves as a beacon for women seeking success and fulfillment in their careers. Drawing on their extensive experience reaching the pinnacle of Fortune 500 companies, Grace Puma and Christiana Smith Shi provide a comprehensive roadmap for women to maximize their career journeys, secure fair compensation, navigate the changes within any organization, develop a strong leadership identity, and lead fulfilling lives both at work and beyond.

The authors challenge negative stereotypes about female ambition and urge women to be bold, pursue their dreams, and seize the opportunity to lead "big" lives. The key lies in prioritizing career growth over short-term job titles or salary increases. "Career forward" means keeping a long-term perspective and recognizing that being excellent at your job is not enough. You should actively seek opportunities to expand your connections, tackle challenging assignments, and broaden your skills.

Packed with personal anecdotes and wisdom from successful women who have walked the same path, Career Forward offers a wealth of valuable lessons. It emphasizes the importance of thinking of oneself as a "growth stock" and embracing a well-rounded 360-degree life that fully embraces both work and personal pursuits. The book provides a refreshing perspective on the work-life balance myth, advocating for a holistic approach that allows for personal fulfillment and professional success.

Whether you are a recent graduate, a mid-career professional, or a seasoned executive, Career Forward offers practical strategies and actionable steps to help you achieve your career goals. With its engaging format, including quizzes and checklists for self-evaluation, the book provides a roadmap for personal growth and development.

In conclusion, Career Forward is a must-read for women who aspire to excel in their careers and lead fulfilling lives. By prioritizing career growth, building professional value, and embracing a well-rounded life, women can achieve their full potential and make a significant impact in their workplaces and communities. Grace Puma and Christiana Smith Shi's insights and wisdom provide a valuable resource for anyone seeking to navigate the complexities of the modern workplace and achieve success on their terms.

Weight: 406g
Dimension: 229 x 152 x 25 (mm)
ISBN-13: 9781668018606

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