Sideways to the Top
10 Stories of Successful Women that will Change Your Thinking about Careers Forever
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Sideways to the Top is a thought provoking book that explores how 11 women challenged the status quo and took alternative career pathways to the top.
The 10 case studies challenge many of the generalisations and stereotypes about how women achieve success, told through the stories of a diverse range of women leaders, including some seen as Australian icons and others with lower profiles who nonetheless have achieved a great deal.
The book also features:
- Chapters about the realities and current issues facing women building their careers, linking useful ideas and tools with the realities of those whose stories are told.
- An example of how one multinational corporate is changing the culture and mindset in the business towards accepting diversity as a business imperative.
- A practical checklist and action plan to help women navigate their career.
Janine Allis - Founder, Boost Juice
Farah Farouque - Senior Adviser, Brotherhood of St Laurence
Jane Fenton - Founder, Fenton Communications
Theresa Gattung - Former CEO, Telecom NZ
Annwyn Godwin - Merit Protection Commissioner
Terri Janke - Indigenous Arts Lawyer
Katie Lahey - Managing Director, Australasia, Korn/Ferry
Sarah Rey and Mary-Jane Ierodiaconou - Founders, Justicia Lawyers
Ann Sherry - CEO, Carnival Australia
Naomi Simson - Founder, RedBalloon
'The subtlety and depth of the discussion about women and work in Australia has transformed in recent times and Norah Breekveldt's book reflects this: it is layered with practical advice, solid research and a rich and nuanced analysis of how a range of women have negotiated extraordinary lives and careers. A welcome addition indeed!' - Catherine Fox, journalist, commentator on gender in the workplace, and former Corporate Woman columnist.