A book for women who want to enter the senior levels of business management, based on the author's own experience, as well as interviews with over 100 women at the top of their field.
12-14 percent of businesses are majority owned by women, a statistic that shows both the great strides women have made in business in the past two decades and how many obstacles still remain in a culture where 90 percent of the top roles are held by men. Jo Haigh has worked for many years in corporate finance, and has experienced these obstacles, and overcome them. In Tales from the Glass Ceiling, she offers women an inspirational guide to success in the male-dominated business world - a goal, that does not mean losing your identity.
Haigh offers stories of success from many different areas of business, giving advice on how to reconcile an open, emotional disposition with an executive level's occasionally brutal atmosphere; how to spot the right training and development opportunities (and get them funded); how to overcome resistance to female leadership and how to build, manage and maintain your professional network. Based on Haigh's own experience as an executive and entrepreneur, and bolstered by the experiences and stories of other top women in their fields, Tales from the Glass Ceiling is an indispensable resource for all women in business.
Quirky, broadranging advice on work/life balance, wardrobe malfunctions and other issues of survival, peppered with wry and witty one-liners from fellow female toilers - MANAGEMENT TODAY
Jo Haigh is trained in law and accountancy, and has over 25 years first-hand business experience. She owned her own company for 11 years. She teaches hundreds of people every year for the Institute of Directors' director diploma courses in Pall Mall and works with CEOs across the country through TEC and the Academy of Chief Executives. She works as a corporate financier and has been on the board of over 30 companies. She was Young Graduate Entrepreneur of the Year at age 26. Jo Haigh has written many articles for her local press and has been on BBC Radio. She lives in Huddersfield.