…5 minutes to…

So I have not been consistent in my updates on this blog. The reason is that I work for a company whose financial year ends on the 31st of December. I am busy ensuring that we deliver the ‘numbers’ that we promised to the powers that be. Effectively I have 7 weeks to do this. I have therefore squeezed a few minutes from my lunch break to give this update. Its five minutes to year end so I know you understand! 

So today I would like to share with you the books that have made it to my top 5 list for 2013. I realised a while back that when it comes to managing your career, there are some things that you will never learn in undergrad or even MBA. They can only be shared by those who have walked the road you are walking. I am grateful that some of them are willing to share their stories through books. Here goes my list

1. Dare: straight talk on confidence, courage and career for women in charge by Becky Blalock

2. Lean in: women, work and the will to lead by Sheryl Sandberg

3. Nice girls don’t get the corner office: unconcious mistakes that women make that sabotage their careers by Lois P Frankel

4. Its rising time: a call for women by Kim Kiyosaki

5. Outliers by Malcom Gladwell


I am sure we will meet the numbers we promised so you can watch this space for updates on that.

Happy reading.




Published by Mum in Stilettos

I started blogging when i became a mother. I was struggling to manage the demands of being a working mom and being present for my baby's key development milestones. Initially this was a rant about my experiences in the office and at home. Over the years it has evolved into an online support community for mothers who are growing their families as they grow their careers. I am a wife and mum to 3 amazing children. The girl who introduced me the "mother" title is 8 years ol and our twins are five years, 6 months. During the day I am have a job i love as marketer for a multinational FMCG company. When i get home, I have another equally rewarding job called being a mother. When everyone is tucked in bed, I find time to blog about my journey as a mum in stilettos and build this community for us working moms so we can thrive at home and at work.

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