15 Lies Women Are Told at Work: …And the Truth We Need to Succeed (Hardcover)

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What holds women back at work? Bonnie Hammer, one of the most powerful women in corporate America, debunks the bad advice that too many women get—and reveals the surprising, yet straightforward truths that will help all of us succeed.

Bonnie Hammer’s legendary career spans five decades in a turbulent, male-driven industry. Today, Bonnie is a powerful leader at the very top of her field, and women at all levels constantly ask her: What is your secret to success?

Her power—and her staying power—comes from rejecting common myths about how women are “supposed” to act in the workplace. She knows that the traditional wisdom women are told about work—pithy phrases like “don’t mix work with play,” “talk is cheap,” “follow your dreams,” “know your worth,” “trust your gut,” and “you can have it all”—hold women back. Having risen from an entry-level production assistant whose chief charge was a dog, to a transformative, top executive at NBCUniversal, Bonnie challenges conventional workplace wisdom and shares the uncommon sense women need to succeed.

Bonnie has mentored countless women in every industry, and she leads NBCUniversal’s masterclass for female executives. She’s known for telling the uncensored and uncompromising truth—even when it isn’t easy to hear. Now, she gives you, the reader, her private masterclass—replacing the lies women have been fed about work with her unique time-tested wisdom. You will leave with powerful new truths and easily digestible, practical advice to apply in your own life.

Written with humor and heart, and full of insights and research that illuminate her points, 15 Lies Women Are Told at Work is a portable mentor for working women. It doesn’t just explain one woman’s rise to the top in a tough industry; it shows how any woman can rise as high as she wants in her own work world.

About the Author

Bonnie Hammer is Vice Chair of NBCUniversal, where she’s spent decades transforming every facet of the television business. Under her leadership, the company’s cable group and studios achieved record-setting profits, garnered 167 Emmy nominations, and launched hit series including Suits, Psych, The Sinner, Battlestar Galactica, Mr. Robot, and hundreds more. As many as 129 million Americans a week tuned in to NBCU cable networks, including USA, Syfy, and Bravo, when Bonnie led NBCU’s cable division. She’s occupied virtually every industry position from production assistant to studio head—often being tapped for cutting edge roles Lauded by the New York Times as “the Queen of Cable” and hailed as “the most powerful woman in entertainment by The Hollywood Reporter, Bonnie started her TV career picking up dog poop on the set of a Boston-based children’s show.

Praise For…

 “I learned at the feet of Bonnie Hammer. She became my mentor—and changed my life. She taught me how to be successful and be myself. All her lessons and so much more are in these pages. Whether you're just starting out . . . or are at the top of your profession, this book is for you!” -- Hoda Kotb

“Bonnie Hammer’s 15 Lies Women Are Told at Work is the honest, unfiltered guidebook—drawn from years of experience and success—you maybe knew you needed, but didn’t know where to find. Her combination of expertise, research and humor make this a must read for any woman at any stage in her career - and for men who want to better help all of us reach our full potential. I wish I had had this book 20 years ago!”  -- Chelsea Clinton

“Just amazing how much real world help for women’s work is crammed into this book – an absolute must for women in the workplace.” -- Barry Diller
Product Details
ISBN: 9781668027615
ISBN-10: 1668027615
Publisher: S&S/Simon Element
Publication Date: May 7th, 2024
Pages: 320
Language: English