Woman UP! is the go-to resource for women who want to finally get out of their own way and get ahead in their careers. Author Aimee Cohen's passionate approach is "like combining your best girlfriend and an elite career expert...in a powerful purse-sized package!" Her insights are a product of more than 20 years of experience and a nearly 100% success rate helping hundreds of clients. Woman UP! conveys a powerful and practical message that exposes seven self-sabotaging behaviors that keep women from success. Using real-life examples, shared experiences, and Aimee's own guilty confessions, Woman UP! delivers the sage advice every woman wishes she had at the start of her career: put on your big-girl panties and take control of your career. Come on, girls... It's time to Woman UP!
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface: Big-Girl Panties; Mirror, Mirror on the Wall; My Story-The Empty Desk; Same S***, Different City; Opportunity Knocks; An Overnight Success...20 Years in the Making; 4 Reasons Why Women Sabotage Their Careers; A Prison of Our Own Creation; Deadly Sin #1: Kindness Conundrum; You Like Me, Right Now, You Like Me!; BFFs...Best Friends Forever; The Apology Anchor; Turning the Tables; Guilty Confession; Success Solutions; 10 Things For Which You May NEVER Apologize; Woman UP! Reflections; Deadly Sin #2: Competency Curse
3 Dangers of Being Too CompetentThe Disease to Please; 5 Reasons Why Women Say "Yes"; 5 Benefits of Saying "No"; 5 Ways to Say "No" with Confidence; Guilty Confession; Success Solutions; When to Say "No" Checklist; Woman UP! Reflections; 10 Benefits of Having a Mentor; Deadly Sin #3: Perfectionism Prison; A Perfect Opportunity; You Know You're a Perfectionist When...; A Perfectionist's List of Perfect Excuses; Guilty Confession; Success Solutions; 3 Strategies for Embracing the "Imperfect"; Woman UP! Reflections; Deadly Sin #4: Affirmation Addiction; Does Someone Need a Hug?
12 Steps for Breaking the Affirmation AddictionWhose Fault Is it Anyway?; Subtle Signs Your Co-Worker May Be a Saboteur; Guilty Confession; Success Solutions; 6 Benefits of Being Your Own BFF; The Best Qualities of Your Best Friend; Woman UP! Reflections; Deadly Sin #5: Divulgence Disease; Show Up and Throw Up; What Happens in Vegas...; Guilty Confession; Success Solutions; 5 Simple Rules to Prevent TMI; Top 10 Taboo Topics to Share at Work; Woman UP! Reflections; Deadly Sin #6: Miscommunication Mayhem; Physical Messages and Mishaps; Major Appearance Mistakes
Surprising Statistics About Your Executive Presence (EP)7 Verbal Miscommunication Cues; Guilty Confession; Success Solutions; 3 Ways to Give Your Voice Volume; Helpful Phrases to Squash a Saboteur; 3 Ways to Boost Your Body Language; Woman UP! Reflections; Deadly Sin #7: Undervalue Epidemic; The Disastrous "Triple-D"; You're Guilty of the "Triple-D" if You Describe Your Success as...; The Negotiation Game; 4 Reasons Why Women Don't Negotiate; Guilty Confession; Success Solutions; 12 Tips to Transform Negotiating Skills; Woman UP! Reflections; Conclusion: From Sin to Success; Onward and Upward
If, Then...The Self-Confidence Cure; 12 Qualities of Highly Confident Women; "Brag Book" Rules and Benefits; About the Author; Acknowledgments; Are You Ready to Woman UP! ?; References