Women's Industry Network Presents Author of "Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office"

Contact: WPI Media Relations, +1-508-831-5706


Lois Frankel, president of Corporate Coaching International, a Pasadena, Calif., consulting firm, is an author and an internationally recognized expert in the field of workplace behavior. With over two decades in the field of employee development, she is a frequent guest on talk radio and television programs, at association conferences, and at corporate workshops and retreats. She most recently appeared on NBC's The Today Show, CNBC's Kudlow & Cramer, and CNN's In The Money. The author of numerous journal articles related to employee and organization development, Frankel has also written several books. Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make that Sabotage Their Careers (Warner Business, 2004), reached the top of Amazon's bestselling business books within a week of its release.

Women's Industry Network (WIN) is a 220-member cluster mentoring program that brings together female WPI students and professional women engineers, scientists and managers. WIN is designed to give participating students opportunities to explore their chosen field and prepare for the challenges ahead by providing networking opportunities and access to working women. WIN is a recipient of this year's Massachusetts' American Association of University Women (AAUW) Progress in Equity Award, which will be presented to the group in April to honor WIN's advancements in equity and diversification of women faculty, staff and students on campus.


Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make that Sabotage Their Careers: Frankel will discuss a variety of topics outlined in her best-selling book regarding how women can succeed in today's business world. For example, she will comment on ingrained habits women may have learned as girls that are holding them back today, such as couching statements in a question, smiling inappropriately, tilting the head while speaking, and others. Only by overcoming these self-defeating behaviors will the "nice girl" learn to leverage her power in the workplace -- and claim the corner office she so richly deserves.


Wednesday, March 16, 2005
7:00 p.m.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Campus Center, Odeum
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Mass.