Work It: Secrets for Success from the Boldest Women in Business
Booklist Reviews 2017 December #1
Social media agency owner and host of the podcast, All the Social Ladies, Kerpen argues that women seek career advice (and success) differently and proceeds to prove her thesis via an amalgamation of great tips from powerful women, personal stories, a few case histories, and five or so exercises for readers to complete. The tips and anecdotes, quite frankly, overshadow the rest of the book. Like the time Kerpen approached Meredith Vieira on a plane and when she took a cross-country, round-trip flight in one day to meet Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg for a meeting that was postponed. Kerpen also includes her take on often-heard wisdom, such as "act like every single person could be your hiring manager," and her perspective on fast failures, taken in part from a conversation with Julie Roehm about her nine-month Walmart tenure. The book's last section is devoted to the philosophy of being true to yourself, whether that involves cultivating your personal image or ramping up your confidence. A refresher for those temporarily on the down and out as well as new workforce entrants. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.
PW Reviews 2017 September #1
Kerpen, host of the podcast