Breakthrough: Career Strategies for Women’s Success


“This is not just a book for women. It’s also for the men in our lives who care, value and respect our contributions. Use this book as a conversation starter for those opinions you value and support you need. It’s meant for dialogue. Conversations must happen between women at work, conversations with women friends in different fields, conversations with male coworkers and conversations with friends. Finally, this book is meant to start a conversation with yourself. Don’t push this book aside. –Dr. Beverly Kaye, BevK&Co., Co-author, Love Em or Lose Em, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go, and Up is Not the Only Way

“For women being well educated and competent is often NOT enough to achieve career success. In her book Breakthrough, Saundra Stroope presents contemporary mythology versus reality giving thoughtful insights into what gets us stuck. From our work in leadership and executive development, I’m convinced that knowing what to expect of ourselves and others can increase career success and satisfaction. This book is an excellent development tool for working women and the people who sustain them. It takes a lot longer to learn from experience than to tap into the wisdom Saundra Stroope condenses in her book. If you are embarking on a new career, getting promoted, changing careers or staying put, reading this book will make life easier.” —Bonnie Hagemann, CEO, Executive Development Associates

It is an important time to celebrate the advancement of women. We have made visible progress in the last few decades. The number of women entrepreneurs, business owners, and leaders in corporate leadership roles is growing. However, there are still many challenges women face that are different from their male counterparts. Women sometimes have beliefs or career myths that may interfere with their personal career satisfaction and success.

This book is based on the input and advice gathered from of over 200 women across the globe. They contributed their input about self-limiting false beliefs or career myths that had an impact on their satisfaction at work and career success. Although women seem to agree that these myths exist, until now, there have been few development resources dedicated to overcoming them.


About the Author(s)

Saundra Stroope

Saundra Stroope is a consultant and coach. Her passion for development, drive for results, business acumen, and more than 20 years of human capital experience—in a variety of industries and award-winn…

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April 15, 2019





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