Full of empowering wisdom from one of Silicon Valley's first female African American CEOs, this inspiring leadership book
Archambeau, Shellye ; Horowitz, Ben
Grand Central Publishing
--named a Best Business Book of the Year by Fortune and Bloomberg
--offers a blueprint for how to achieve your personal and professional goals, now with a bonus chapter-by-chapter planning guide to walk readers through thoughtfully applying its lessons to their own lives in concrete, actionable ways.
Shellye Archambeau recounts how she overcame the challenges she faced as a young black woman, wife, and mother, managing her personal and professional responsibilities while climbing the ranks at IBM and subsequently in her roles as CEO. Through the busts and booms of Silicon Valley in the early 2000s, this bold and inspiring book details the risks she took and the strategies she engaged to steer her family, her career, and her company MetricStream toward success.
Through her journey, Shellye discovered that ambition alone is not enough to achieve success. Here, she shares the practical strategies, tools, and approaches readers can employ right now, including concrete steps to most effectively:
- Dismantle impostor syndrome
- Capitalize on the power of planning
- Take risks
- Developing financial literacy
- Build your network
- Establish your reputation
- Take charge of your career
- Integrate work, marriage, parenthood, and self-care
Each chapter lays out key takeaways and actions to increase the odds of achieving your personal and professional goals, and this paperback edition also includes a new chapter-by-chapter guide to walk readers through building their own ambitious plan for success. Through a series of prompts to direct readers to think more deeply about the book's content, the planning guide will help them apply the lessons to their own life in a concrete and productive way. With relatable personal stories that ground her advice in the real world and a foreword by leading venture capitalist and New York Times
bestselling author Ben Horowitz, Unapologetically Ambitious
invites readers to move beyond the solely supportive roles others expect them to fill, to learn how to carefully tread the thin line between assertive and aggressive, and to give themselves permission to strive for the top. Make no apologies for the height of your ambitions. Shellye Archambeau will show you how.