Several years ago I published a lovely magazine, Honestly Woman, and still today receive warm compliments and regrets that it is not in print. (In case you missed it, or for nostalgia, here are two article collections from the magazine: Honestly Woman Life and Honestly Woman Business.)
Yes I did meet and interview Ita, Lisa Newman (Brisbane’s former Lady Mayoress), Heather Rose, Tracey Keller, Melissa McCord, Cheyanne Brae, and many other gorgeous women on the cover and within.
Recently I have been managing a fascinating book project for two dynamic women in business, Sally Healey and Terri M Cooper, and have had a ball bringing Women on Top together. The book has evolved into an honest, revealing, moving and powerful collection of women’s stories, which will inspire any woman of any age to move on through the tough times and really go for their dream. As it turns out, no one has had it easy: these women have shared the strategies they found to work for them as they dealt with some serious ‘stuff’ and powered on to build successful businesses and organisations anyway.
The exciting and personal thread that ties my magazine to this book today is my connection with Dr Lois Frankel, international author of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, and world-renowned speaker and executive coach.
I met Dr Frankel several years ago at a networking lunch while she visited Australia and she was happy to write for my magazine: she knows the power of connections, even seemingly small ones! Now, some time later she is a contributing author to Women on Top and is our much-anticipated Guest Speaker at the Women on Top Book Launch on Tuesday 14 June in Brisbane.
I find these threads fascinating – my courageous (at the time) self-introduction to Dr Frankel in the midst of a busy event years ago now leads her to our book pages and launch event in June!
Please join us at the Book Launch - you will have the opportunity to meet Dr Lois Frankel and hear her speak, as well as receive a copy of her latest book, Nice Girls Just Don’t Get It which she will happily sign. All authors in the book will be available to meet and mingle, including Kay Danes and Hetty Johnston.
If you are serious about your business or career you will know the ongoing and often unexpected benefits of networking with and meeting warm professional women of influence – my alliance with Dr Frankel came about just that way!
Networking works! I hope we see you there?
Bev Ryan - Publishing Manager