Never underestimate the power of inspiration. By all accounts, successful business woman, coach, speaker and author Maggie Georgopoulos has mastered the art of inspiring others to a remarkable degree. Much of this work has been focused in a neglected area – helping women succeed in traditionally male dominated industries – a path that often leads to not just a sense of fulfillment and confidence, but significant financial abundance, which is one of the reasons why it's so important. Georgopoulos recently announced the release of her new book dedicated to the subject, “Up the Ladder in a Skirt: Solidifying Your Leadership, One Bold Step at a Time”, dedicated to helping women pave new paths in business and in life.
“One of my greatest pleasures is being able to show women that they can succeed in male dominated industries, even if it may seem like the deck is stacked against them,” commented Georgopoulos. “We need to be bold, smart and work hard, but my book can help. It's a proven game plan, and I look forward to being able to discuss it and raise awareness of it whenever and wherever possible. Let's change the world, if even just a little, for the better – together!”
Far from someone who writes without experience, the author's resume contains many jaw dropping experiences and successes. Some highlights include: starting her career as an apprentice electrician with mining giant BHP in Australia. Quickly discovering she loved work on heavy machinery and then moving on to become qualified as a Mechanical Engineer, being one of only two females in her graduating class and coming face to face with both subtle and bold faced sexism in her chosen career path.
Overcoming these challenges, she rose to become the executive chairman of a large agricultural company in Australia in her early 30's, an accomplishment any man would consider to be a breakthrough. Her eye opening career has seen her skills bring value to very diverse industries, many of them considered firmly “male dominated” like Automotive, Oil and Gas, Manufacturing and Agriculture.
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