Why Good Girls Don't Get Ahead But Gutsy Girls Do

9 Secrets Every Working Woman Must Know

by Kate White

Grand Central Publishing


December 2, 2008

ISBN-10: 0446518271

ISBN-13: 9780446518277

Available in: e-Book (reprint)

Why Good Girls Don't Get Ahead But Gutsy Girls Do
by Kate White

Beginning with a revealing self-test for you to determine how good or how gutsy you are right now, Kate White reveals the nine strategies every career woman must know while she shares the insider stories of how other gutsy women became stars in their fields. Along with inspiration, you’ll get tips and techniques you can start using today as you discover:

  • Three amazing benefits you get instantly from being a gutsy girl
  • Why working less may be a smarter move than putting in 60-hour weeks
  • How to knock the socks off your boss with brilliant ideas
  • The five words winners never say
  • When and how to take risks, break rules, and go with your gut feeling

Originally published May 1995 in hardcover and July 1996 in trade paperback.

Kate White's Bio

Kate White is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve works of fiction: seven Bailey Weggins mysteries, including the upcoming Even If It Kills Her (October 31), and five psychological thrillers, including most recently,The Secrets You Keep (March '17). For fourteen years she was the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, and though she loved the job (and the Cosmo beauty closet!), she left in late 2012 to concentrate full time on being an author and speaker.

Her books have received starred reviews from many publications and she has been covered everywhere from The Today Show to the New York Times. Her debut Bailey Weggins mystery, If Looks Could Kill, was named as the first Reading with Kelly Ripa selection and soon shot to number one on Amazon. She is published in 13 countries around the world.

Kate is also the editor of the 2016 Mystery Writers of America cookbook, a selection of recipes from the field's top-selling authors.