Advancing Women: Lipstick, Diamond's, Gucci Aren't Enough

Susan Colantuono's new book, No Ceiling, No Walls, reveals what women need to know about leadership to advance from career-start to the corporate boardroom
By: Leading Women
No Ceiling, No Walls
No Ceiling, No Walls
Jan. 6, 2010 - PRLog -- Lipstick, diamonds and Gucci won't advance women in their careers. Nor will useful, but insufficient, advice on work/life balance, resilience or authenticity. So, what’s the secret that women aren't being told about career success? It’s that to advance, women need the Missing 33%™ as revealed in Susan Colantuono's new book No Ceiling, No Walls: What women haven't been told about leadership from career-start to the corporate boardroom

No Ceiling, No Walls looks at leadership with a fresh and unblinking eye unclouded by the half-truths of conventional wisdom.  It identifies the vital missing piece of the success equation for women. " Many corporate leadership development programs focus on the interpersonal skills that women are already good at. They woefully underemphasize the most important career driver: business acumen," explains Susan Colantuono author, CEO and Founder of Leading Women "In company after company from F10 to mid-sized firms we've found that women are under-prepared to confront the stereotypical expectation that they don't have business acumen but men do. This is a significant career derailer - and one that can be easily overcome.”

No Ceiling, No Walls helps women overcome that stereotype with information on:  
•   The Missing 33%™ and why it’s essential for career success
•   Speaking the Language of Power in business for increased confidence and credibility.
•   The 3 essential skills seldom taught in leadership programs

No Ceiling, No Walls presents these and other pieces of unconventional wisdom along with ready-to-apply tools, cases, insights from self-assessments and illustrative examples from the F500 women CEOs. From her vantage point as president and CEO of Szostak Partners and former chairman and CEO of Fleet Bank RI Anne Szostak says that, No Ceiling, No Walls “provides thoughtful coaching to women leaders whether experienced or new to the workforce. Colantuono’s wise and practical advice is a must-read for women who are determined to reach the next level of their careers.”

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ISBN: 0-9673129-2-2 - 6 x 9 - Paperback - 208 pages - $24.95

About the Author
When Susan Colantuono was 16 months old, her brother was born. So began a lifelong interest in gender dynamics, an abundance of heretical observations and breakthrough thinking about women, leadership and career success. Today, Susan shares her wisdom as CEO of Leading Women, where she inspires and powers the success of women leaders in FORTUNE 10 to mid-sized organizations. Susan is also the founder of the Women's Institute for Leadership at Bryant University, past director of the RI State Council of SHRM, PINK Magazine’s expert blogger on networking and has been honored by Providence Business News as Ally and Mentor for Business Women.

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About Leading Women
Leading Women offers unique live, online and Self-Managed Solutions™ that support the success of women from career-start to the C-suite and onto corporate boards. Known for its singular and innovative ability to close the gaps between the critical success factors that women need to know and what they are taught, Leading Women helps organizations meet their goals for advancing and retaining women at all levels. To learn how Leading Women can help you overcome the common barriers to women's advancement, visit: or call 401-789-0441.
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