Diamond Kahn & Woods Literary Agency
Publication date
August 24, 2017
Other publishers
Penguin Random House (USA)

Quiet Girls Can Run The World

Author: Rebecca Holman

What does success look like? 5AM conference calls and late nights in the office? Winning every argument in the office and always getting your own way? What does a successful woman look like? The shoulder-pad wearing Alpha? The dogmatist who rules with an iron fist?

The reality is far more nuanced. Women are still reduced to Alpha boss, or the Beta secretary or assistant, but when 47% of the workforce are reduced to two unhelpful stereotypes, how can you embrace your inner Beta and be a success on your own terms?

It’s an important question because the world is changing, fast. Successful companies need people who can lead with emotional intelligence, be flexible to new ideas and adapt their plans when required, leaving their ego at the door. The Beta woman’s time is now.

Quiet Girls Can Run The World celebrates the collaborators, the pragmatists, and the people who believe that being nice works and getting your own way isn’t always the most important thing. It explores the unsung workforce of Beta women who are being great bosses, great leaders and are still living their own lives.

Fully researched and rich with interviews, anecdotes and case studies, Quiet Girls Can Run The World is a smart and entertaining read that really explores the role of women in the workplace today.

“[Holman] wants women to feel better about themselves so they can achieve more.” Claire Allfree, The Evening Standard
“There’s more than one way to achieve success in this world, and Quiet Girls Can Run The World shows us that women who may not be the loudest or most assertive people in the room can still win—all while staying true to themselves.” Carrie Kerpen, Co-founder and CEO of Likeable Media and author of Work It
“Holman makes a persuasive case that success isn’t reserved for the Alphas. Betas—considered, relational, believers in balance—are redefining women’s leadership in the workplace. From office politics to popular culture to social media, Holman shows just how much #BetaWomenRock!” Beth L. Buelow, Author of The Introvert Entrepreneur: Amplify Your Strengths and Create Success on Your Own Terms
“I love that this book isn't about pitching women against each other either. There's no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to be the boss - this is the point of the book - there are so many ways to get the job done and feel successful.” Emma Gannon
“Quietly ambitious women who feel stuck at the intersection of an introverted nature and stereotypical nurture will find solace and fresh perspectives in Holman’s thoughtful book.” Sophia Dembling, Author of The Introvert’s Way and Introverts in Love