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S.K.I.R.T.S. in the Boardroom: A Woman’s Survival Guide to Success in Business and Life by Marshawn Evans

Reviewed by Dinita Caldwell

S.K.I.R.T.S. in the Boardroom delivers a realistic and relatable approach and perspective for allskirts women looking to achieve success in the workplace. This book is an excellent resource for young women, current executives and entrepreneurs of all backgrounds who inspire to elevate their careers. The book not only equips you with tools to help you achieve your worth in the workplace, it also gives you action plans at the end of each chapter so you can put what you learned to use and make it practical to your situation. After reading this book you will walk away feeling empowered to step up and be heard for the return you deserve on investing your time, talent and loyalty.

What I liked best about the book is that it makes it clear that there are no short cuts to success. It’s easy to read and understand whether you are a well-read person or if you are looking for ways to break the glass ceiling and picking up this book for the first time.

Marshawn Evans incorporates entertaining ways to motivate women to achieve greatness through the fun analogies and acronyms that are used throughout the book. For example, Evans relates confidence to hairpins also known as bobby pins. “Now, when you pick up a bobby pin, you can feel that it is pretty solid, although small. If you have ever used bobby pins, you know they pack a lot of potential! With just a little strategy and know-how, you can instantly obtain the look you want. But ONLY if you position them in the right place,” writes Evans. The book is both effective and persuasive and has enhanced my understanding of the issues women are faced with on a job and how to deal with those issues in a strategic way.

I believe young women and entrepreneurs will appreciate this book and enjoy reading it. It offers a solid formula for women who are challenged to get ahead in Corporate America. I encourage all women to read this book and apply what you learn to your work environment and see how it affects your life for the better.

Dinita Caldwell is an aspiring entrepreneur and DBE/Community Outreach Coordinator for Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Austin, Texas.

NOTE: To listen to or download the Economic Perspectives interview of the author of S.K.I.R.T.S. in the Boardroom, Marshawn Evans, click here.

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