“After the embarrassment of Bic’s now-infamous Women’s Day advert (Look like a girl … Think like a man), I was mildly sceptical when the book Play to Win – What Women Can Learn from Men in Business landed on my desk for review.

However, the book, written by Donna Rachelson, was a refreshing read and focused on women’s strengths in the workplace, along with advice on male behaviour and attitudes that could be adopted.

One of the things I really enjoyed was the feedback and positive advice from women who have succeeded in breaking the glass ceiling – such as Nomsa Chabeli-Mazibuko, MultiChoice’s group head of marketing; Monica Singer, chief executive of Strate; and Koo Govender, chief executive of the VWV group.

The book carries practical advice on issues from time management to self-promotion, and a handy tips section summarizes the lessons from each chapter.

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' A refreshing read' - City Press review of Play to Win