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Book Club: How to be Successful without Hurting Men's Feelings
Join us for a night of informal networking and discussion about Sarah Cooper's satirical book How to be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings. Sarah Cooper This will be a smaller event with the opportunity to connect with other women in the Boston product community and have a few laughs over this comical book. Light snacks will be provided, but please feel free to bring wine or your beverage of choice. Space is limited to the first eight women who sign up. However, if there is a lot of interest, we will organize more book club meet ups in the future. This event will take place at one of our board members apartments in the South End of Boston. The address will be provided to those that get a space.
About the Author Sarah Cooper (from Amazon)
Sarah Cooper is a writer, comedian, speaker and author of the bestselling book, 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings. She built her comedy career in between working as a user experience designer for companies like Yahoo! and Google, where she was fed free lunches and lots of material. She is the creator of satirical blog TheCooperReview.com, which attracts millions of readers around the world and has been featured in The Washington Post, Forbes, Fast Company and countless other publications. Sarah lives in New York City with this guy named Jeff.
About the book (from Amazon)
Ambitious women are scary. In this fast-paced business world, female leaders need to make sure they're not perceived as pushy, aggressive, or competent. In How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings, Sarah Cooper, author of the bestselling 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings, illustrates how women can achieve their dreams, succeed in their careers, and become leaders, without harming the fragile male ego.
Chapters include, among others, "9 Non-threatening Leadership Strategies for Women," "Gaslighting for Beginners," and "How to Be Harassed Without Hurting His Career". It even includes several pages to doodle on while men finish what they're saying. Each chapter also features an exercise with a set of "inaction items" designed to challenge women to be less challenging.
And, when all else fails, a set of wearable mustaches is included to allow women to seem more man-like. This will cancel out any need to change their leadership style. In fact, it may even lead to a quick promotion!