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Climbing the Corporate Ladder in High Heels


By Kathleen Archambeau


Favoring neither the “in your face” aggressive tactics of the “break through the glass ceiling” school of thought, nor the “sugar and spice and everything nice” little-girl approach, Climbing the Corporate Ladder in High Heels (Career Press, 2006) shows women how to be outstandingly successful and personally actualized without becoming just like men.


There are 63 million working women in America, but only eight are Fortune 500 CEOs.  While women make up nearly 50 percent of the workforce, working women perform 90 percent of household and childcare duties.  Women are left wondering, “Do I have to make a choice between my career or my life?”  This book answers that question.  “You can have it all.  And, you don’t have to lose weight, change your hair or dress for success according to some man’s advice. You can succeed by using the skills you’ve already learned in your traditional roles as women.”


From the Princess to the Soccer Mom, from the Cheerleader to the Athlete, from the Socialite to the Soul Sister, from the Psychic to the Apprentice, from the Girl Scout to the Diva, and from the Chef to the CEO, women will find themselves in these pages.  From the famous to the unheralded, women will hear stories of how to make it on their own terms.



Climbing the Corporate Ladder in High Heels is the first book to teach women:

·        How to climb the corporate ladder and have fun doing it

·        How to use 12 of their traditional  roles and talents to advance in Corporate America

·        How to thrive in a downsizing and outsourcing global economy

·        How to achieve both a rewarding career and a fulfilling life

·        What to do when they hit the glass ceiling

·        The secret of becoming a billionaire




From the Queen of England to the founders of Hewlett-Packard, Kathleen Archambeau has worked in the day-to-day grit of corporate sales and marketing with the highest-level executives.  She has coached CEOs and presidents from three Fortune 500 companies and trained more than 20,000 professionals, managers, executives, students and politicians in 27 states, in 7 countries, on 3 continents.  Her clients have included: Genentech, Hewlett-Packard, James River Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, State Farm Insurance, Sybase, and Symantec.  She currently teaches organizational behavior at one of the top 10% universities in the country, the University of San Francisco.  An award-winning business writer and editor, Archambeau lives with her beloved in the S.F Bay Area. 

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Climbing the Corporate Ladder in High Heels

By Kathleen Archambeau

Career Press

May 2006; $14.99

ISBN 1-56414-876-9




For more information or to schedule an interview with the author, please contact Newman Communications at (617) 254-4500.