Mishal Husain’s The Skills, full of advice, insight, and inspiration for women looking to succeed in their fields, is out today.
Acclaimed BBC anchor Mishal Husain inspires, champions, and encourages women to make their ambitions a reality by focusing on practical skills they can use throughout their careers, whether they are new graduates, working mothers, re-entering the workforce, or simply seeking a career change.
When women are offered new opportunities, they often hesitate because of doubt—doubt that they are good enough or have the abilities to succeed. Mishal Husain has reached the pinnacle of her field, yet the British news presenter almost didn’t take her dream job because of doubt, and it took three years before she felt truly comfortable in her position. While men focus on advancement, women feel pressured to prove themselves. “It is clear that we need some better ideas about how more women can advance to levels comparable with men,” Husain writes. The Skills offers insight, practical knowledge, and encouragement to help women thrive.
Husain begins with a frank overview of where women are socially and professional today, and identifies the factors that influence how others perceive us—and how we think about ourselves. Drawing on her own experience and knowledge, along with interviews with experts and inspirational figures from Martha Lane Fox to Malala Yousafzai, The Skills explains:
- How to present yourself to maximum effect, in person and online
- How to prepare for big moments and plan for long-term goals
- How to gain confidence and authority
- How to use your voice and body language effectively
- How to navigate the ups and downs of a long working life, from engineering quick wins to building resilience
Wise, down-to-earth, and filled with vital advice, The Skills guides women in honing the abilities they need to thrive in whatever field they choose.
Praise for The Skills:
“A compelling primer on how women can forge a path to success. The practicality and clarity of Husain’s advice offers a source of new strength for women in the daily battle to both fulfil their potential and get their due in the workplace.”- Tina Brown, founder of the Women in the World Summit and award-winning journalist
“This book is a must-read for anyone (woman or man) who aspires to reach the top of their game.”- Miriam González Durántez
“From speaking up to rising up, this book is full of practical advice for young women ready to realise their full potential.”- Malala Yousafzai, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
“A must-read.”- Christiane Amanpour
“With the confidence and authority of a woman who has both attained her dream job and loves it, she meditates on what it took for her – and other women – to work their way there. This is not a memoir; it’s more a feminist manifesto.”- Daily Mail (UK)
“This is the new go-to handbook for every working woman.”- Emerald Street (UK)
“Girls are often raised to think ambition is a dirty word. Mishal debunks that myth and shows us that when women reach for their dreams, it can empower us all.”- Katty Kay, bestselling coauthor of The Confidence Code
“An important book for anyone who wants to help women succeed.”- Booklist
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