“Ambition gap, schmambition gap, ” begins Emily Bennington in her new, must-read book, Who Says It’s a Man’s World. “Women aren’t 16 percent of board directors and corporate officers because the other 84 percent don’t want the job. Obviously, there’s something else going on.”
Emily has triggered a new and necessary conversation about how to best activate women’s career success-and it’s all about starting with a big shift in perception. Between her illuminating research, probing questions, ferocious wit, inspiring examples, and practical activities, Emily has ensured that women of all ages will have the know-how and a step-by-step pathway to become influencers, or as she says, ‘rock stars,’ at any stage of our careers.
Whether you are an ambitious woman looking to sustain playing at your edge of performance or the supervisor, brother, father, or husband of a woman who is, Emily’s book pulls strategically from best principles of self-improvement and career and leadership development to cut the bullsh*t out of an age old dilemma that has yet to be resolved. How do women navigate through the real and self-imposed barriers to integrating leadership with life satisfaction?
I had the chance to sit down with Emily, and in the video interview below, we gab about our friendship, the book, and the critical shift in defining success that empowers women to answer the aforementioned question. Click on the video, pick up a copy of Who Says It’s a Man’s World, and kindly tweet/share with women you know can benefit from Emily’s wisdom and wit.