S.K.I.R.T.S. in the Boardroom: A Woman's Survival Guide to Success in Business & Life

Marshawn Evans

Wiley,  December 2008

In many ways, the business world is still a man's world. Though women today have more income, more education, more opportunity, and more entrepreneurial drive than ever before, the glass ceiling still exists. But that's no reason to stop competing. In fact, it should serve as motivation to level the playing field. It's time to become C-E-O of Y-O-U.

S.K.I.R.T.S. in the Boardroom is a practical, motivational, and inspirational guide that arms a new generation of sassy yet sensible women with the strategies needed to combine confidence and compassion, style and substance, and beauty and brains for unlimited professional success.

S.K.I.R.T.S. stands for Sisterhood, Knowledge, Integrity, Respect, Tenacity, and Substance. These are the often-overlooked qualities that extraordinary women require to maximize their potential in business and in life. S.K.I.R.T.S. in the Boardroom shows you how to develop these qualities and unbeatable business savvy using personal stories, exercises, and real-life examples from author, entertainment attorney, and entrepreneur Marshawn Evans.

Evans provides the practical, real-world advice you need to take your career to the next level. And, she does so without forcing you into a masculine corporate mold. Filled with whimsical chapters and interactive career development assessments, S.K.I.R.T.S. in the Boardroom provides business-boosting insight on such topics as developing a purpose-driven career, personal branding, strategic information sharing, gender differences in communication, leadership styles, networking, understanding your emotional intelligence, and much more!

Simply wanting success isn't enough. After all, WANT just means "Waiting, And Nothing Transpires." This smart and savvy guide reveals how your attitude sets the tone for your relationships and how those relationships determine your ability to influence those around you -- a prime ingredient for turning your dreams into reality. Packed with real-world professional guidance and entrepreneurial insight, this is the ultimate guide to being the boss in a man's world.

hardcover | ISBN: 9780470383339 | Publication Date: December 2008

"Marshawn has developed a solid formula to inspire and empower today's working women. This book gives women of all backgrounds the tools to not only succeed, but also to become leaders in their workspace."
--Michelle Lemmons, founder and Chairman, International Speakers Bureau

"A must-have survival guide for women in any male-dominated industry who are trying to break the glass ceiling. I've worked in the finance and sports industries for many years and only wish I had access to this book when I began my career. Now that I do, I'm never putting it down!"
--Rama Mandadi, Senior Manager, Managing Properties, National Basketball Association

"Marshawn Evans knows how to dream big dreams and persevere in the face of an uphill battle. She knows how to learn the lessons offered by disappointing setbacks, naysayers, and obstacles that seem as permanent as a brick wall. In this book, she pours out what she has learned in a way that is approachable and friendly."
--Valorie Burton, life coach and author of Why Not You?

"S.K.I.R.T.S. In the Boardroom is powerful, straightforward, and a must-read for all women. It addresses the core of what most women want, and it shows them how to realize their dreams without fear or compromise. Through Marshawn's own experience and intellect, she shares how being mentally tough, spiritually centered, and properly prepared is a powerful combination in any boardroom! This book will make a difference!"
--Gwen Wilson, Director of Women's Business Initiatives and Supplier Diversity, Verizon Wireless

"Marshawn just may well be the next Oprah! Her natural business sense and ideas address winning solutions for today's marketplace. Her ability to design, develop, and deliver critical business solutions puts her in a unique class of entrepreneurs. Definitely a woman to watch!"
--Kenton Clarke, President and CEO, DiversityBusiness.com