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Why Women in Corporate Life are Different

Women in Corporate Life

Women in Corporate Life

I conceive my tales of corporate crime featuring women in dynamic careers by identifying some aspect that differentiates them from men placed in similar situations.

This isn’t a sexist point-of-view, rather a celebration of those characteristics women bring to their business lives.
As I do with all my novels, while developing my novel, ASAP –as soon as possible-, the second in my series on businesswomen today, I immerse myself in the daily life of my protagonist.

In this case, it is a woman who is the co-founder of a technology company, the mother of a preteen son and daughter, and the wife of a Wall Street attorney.

Then I wondered what would happen if I thrust her organized fast-paced schedule into warp speed with the threat of having her company’s proprietary technology stolen.

This analysis enabled me to incorporate the following characteristics as threads around which the story unfolds.

While these are generalities, fortunately changing as more women continue their careers after marriage, they are still prevalent in the business world.

Hence the hairstyle may be more flexible in length, nail polish pale, so as not to show chips, and clothes streamlined avoiding the need to spend valuable time shopping for the latest colors or fashions.

As the adage goes, write what you know. These observations have been made during an active career in public relations. While the field is generally kinder to women, it is still a business with its own unique culture. Recognizing that no two people or businesses are alike, I have found enough differences to showcase women in their full complexity of talents and skills in each of my corporate crime novels where women balance dynamic careers with personal responsibilities.

Why women in corporate life are different. By Patricia E. Gitt, author of ASAP –as soon as possible – A settling of scores

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