The Unspoken Code

Unspoken Code

Perfect gift for females newly entering corporate America. 


The Unspoken Code provides a good overview of how a woman who wants to achieve success in a man’s world should act. This book covers substantial ground from how to build confidence to how to dress for success. Unfortunately, many important topics are discussed in only a page or two before the author begins a new topic. Ms. Norris does use references that allow the reader to dig further into any particular interests. However, any of the three sections could have filled a book individually.

The author’s main message is that complaining about inequality will not fix it. Only by many women breaking through the corporate upper management barrier will women truly achieve equality.  Some of the sexual harassment that the author suggests should be endured doesn’t seem acceptable to me. I agree that role models like the Kardashians unfortunately encourage women to use their sexuality to further their goals. However, I don’t think it is unprofessional to wear no sleeve tops. I also wish the author had addressed the need or lack of need for stockings in the workplace during her dos and don’ts section.

Overall, The Unspoken Code is best for workforce neophytes rather than women already climbing the corporate ladder.

I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway but that has not impacted my review.

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