An empowering career guide featuring bold advice from 50 high-profile women on how to succeed in work, leadership and life
You don't have to be a #Girlboss or "lean in" to have a dream career and live a life you love.
In Work It, CEO of Likeable Media and popular podcast host Carrie Kerpen shares lessons from her career and an "advisory board" of powerful women in a wide range of industries to help women everywhere make their aspirations a reality. Packed with actionable tips and stories from the likes of Sheryl Sandberg, Aliza Licht, and Reshma Saujani, this inspiring book reveals their counterintuitive secrets for success, including:
- How and when to say “no” – whether it’s a dream job that just isn’t the right cultural fit or a low salary proposal, as well as when to say “yes"
- How to make your career work for you and your family rather than the other way around
- How to develop your own FAB PAB (Fabulous Personal Advisory Board) – a support network of women – rather than work with a single mentor
- The importance of talking openly about money – from job offer negotiations and cash flow management, to fundraising venture capital dollars
With advice on everything from mastering social media to navigating office politics and the seemingly impossible work/life balance, Work It arms every woman with the courage and skills to achieve success and happiness on her terms.
About the Author
Carrie Kerpen is the co-founder and CEO of Likeable Media, a global content studio that was named Crain’s sixth Best Place to Work in NYC. She is the host of the hit podcast "All the Social Ladies" and a columnist for INC and Forbes. Carrie has been featured by The New York Times, CBS Early Show, ABC World News Tonight, FOX News, and CNBC’s On the Money. She has keynoted conferences in London, Las Vegas, Mexico City, and New York, among others.
"We each must navigate our own journey in life, but Work It provides us with a reliable compass...the acquired wisdom and inspiration that can only come from women who have led the way."--Meredith Vieira, journalist and talk show host
"This is a must read manifesto for women in the workplace."--Reshma Saujani, New York Times Bestselling Author and Founder, Girls Who Code
"An empowering career guide featuring bold advice from 50 high-profile women on how to succeed in work, leadership and life."--Barbara Corcoran, founder of Corcoran Real Estate and "shark" on ABC's emmy award winning "Shark Tank"
"Work It is the go-to guide for using your strengths to get the right job at the right time, building the career you were born to have."--Sallie Krawchek, CEO and co-founder of Ellevest
"Keep Work It in your bag and pull it out anytime you need a nugget of inspiration from any one of these amazing women! This is a great and essential read."--Betty Liu, founder of Radiate & anchor at Bloomberg TV
“...great, practical advice about how to succeed in business and in life, told through the stories of many impressive women.”--Lauren Hobart, President, DICK’S Sporting Goods
"Carrie Kerpen teaches readers how to navigate their professional challenges by expertly guiding them through a personalized, step by step strategy. As a female CEO and mother, Carrie has worked it all herself and she generously imparts her entrepreneurial wisdom in a clever and interactive way through exercises that anyone can do and benefit from instantly."--Aliza Licht, author of Leave Your Mark and fashion communications executive
"Work It is a must-read for any woman, whatever she's doing and whatever her ambition. Carrie Kerpen combines fascinating, frank stories from women who've faced all sorts of challenges and overcome them, with her own searingly honest account of the ups and downs, missteps and landings that got her to her own success. This is the female equivalent of Ben Horowitz's The Hard Thing About Hard Things--Carrie and her riveting interviewees tell it like it really is, to arm you with hard-headed advice to achieve your own dreams."--Cindy Gallop, founder, MakeLoveNotPorn
“Work It is THE likeable guide to business and personal success for women at any stage of their careers.”--Gail Galuppo, CMO, Aflac
"Work It shows us all that there's not a one-size-fits-all answer for how women succeed in life--you've got to work with what you've got."--Randi Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO, Zuckerberg Media
"This is like having fifty brilliant women in your corner, guiding you along your path to success." --Telisa Yancy, CMO, Ebony Power 100, AdAge Woman to Watch—future CEO
"Anyone looking for brilliant business advice should absolutely read this book."--Inc.com
“What I like so much about [Work It] is its deliberate accessibility. Work It will speak to those of you who aren't feeling the #Girlboss or "lean in" or "badass" bause personas that so many books tout currently. Still, the ‘secrets’ that make up the book still originate from some of the most successful or powerful women in business, including Kerpen herself.”--800 CEO Read, "Fall Favorites by and for Feminists"
"[Work It] will resonate with those currently struggling to achieve their goals in the business world and will encourage them to keep going."--Publishers Weekly