Get Ahead by Going Abroad

A Woman's Guide to Fast-track Career Success

By C. Perry Yeatman; Stacie Nevadomski Berdan
(William Morrow, Hardcover, 9780061340536, 256pp.)

Publication Date: September 2007

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Description

As companies expand their international operations, smart women who are prepared to pursue opportunities overseas can dramatically accelerate their careers, enjoying high-profile projects, bigger promotions, and impressive financial rewards.

Get Ahead by Going Abroad is the go-to resource that reveals how women, single or married, can leverage this trend to showcase their skills and move up quickly on their own terms. Written by two women who did so with huge success, the book is packed with candid, instructive anecdotes and examples from their own and others' experiences, and step-by-step guidance for securing and succeeding in an international position. Yeatman and Berdan show how women at every level can benefit from an overseas posting: young professionals seeking to break out from the pack, mid-career women interested in new challenges with increased responsibility, or senior executives in pursuit of positions in executive management. Get Ahead by Going Abroad helps you get further, faster—and have fun along the way. It gives you the strategies to land the assignment, thrive in the job, and enjoy the lifestyle abroad.




About the Author

By age thirty-three, C. Perry Yeatman had worked in Singapore, Moscow, and London. Today she is a senior vice president and one of the top fifty executives at Kraft Foods, the world's second-largest food and beverage company. She lives with her family in Wilmette, Illinois.

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan became a vice president at Burson-Marsteller, the world's leading public relations firm, at age twenty-seven. She later jumped from vice president to global managing director after a three-year stint in Asia. She now lives with her family in Connecticut.




Praise For Get Ahead by Going Abroad

“Thorough. . .captivating. . .with plenty of insight.”
-USA Today

“There is no other book quite like this, a recommendation in itself.”
-Library Journal

“The authors do a wonderful job of answering the multitude of questions any woman would have before taking this very big step.”
---Miami Herald

“Fun and informative. A must-read for all women who aspire to have exciting international careers.”
-Irene B. Rosenfeld, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kraft Foods, Inc.

“[A]n excellent, practical guide for any woman considering this option in today’s global economy.”
-Chad Holliday, Chairman & CEO, DuPont

“Well-researched. . .fascinating.”
-Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP

“Why pound the pavement in Peoria, when you could be strolling in Paris?”
-Carolyn Tieger, Partner and Global Public Affairs Leader, Porter Novelli

“. . .a ‘must-read’ for all women who aspire to climb the corporate ladder.”
-Harold Burson, Founding Chairman, Burson-Marsteller

“. . .Girl Scouting applauds Yeatman and Berdan’s amazing effort to highlight cross-cultural understanding and international experience. . . .”
-Kathy Cloninger, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of the USA

“I cannot think of wiser advice for young women, and even the seasoned professional will pick up some pearls.”
-Adrienne Graves, Ph.D., President and CEO, Santen, Inc.

“Whether you work for a non-profit or a corporation, global experience counts.”
-Bill Johnston, President, Jane Goodall Institute

“I would have benefited from having access to Get Ahead by Going Abroad before beginning my international career.”
-Joyce E. Erony, Managing Director, Sanders Morris Harris, Life Science Opportunities Funds

“The book, a down-to-earth, step-by-step guide to getting and keeping a job in a foreign market, is a must-read for anyone who is serious about going global.”
--Fortune

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