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On Friday, March 8th, the Los Angeles Book Festival honored the 2012-2013 book award recipients at the site of the first Academy Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California. Janet Pucino's 2013 release of "Not In The Club: An Executive Woman's Journey Through the Biased World of Business" was the business category winner for this year's festival. Award winners and honorees gathered from across the globe to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of their fellow writers and illustrators during an inspiring night which included a live performance from the world renowned composer Thomas Dolby accompanying his new film, "The Invisible Lighthouse."
"Not In The Club" was recognized for its "fascinating" view of women's unique experiences in the workplace says Bruce Haring, Moderator and Managing Director of JM Northern Media LLC. Having worked for some of the most recognized companies at the executive level and run every facet of information technology, Janet Pucino speaks from experience and knows the challenges of being a female trying to ascend to the top in the business world. Pucino told the gathering that she was inspired to write the book after spending a weekend with fellow women MBA students and alumnae from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and recognizing "Not much has changed. These smart, articulate and educated womencontinue to facethe same workplace challenges as I did over my long career."
Positioning her book in a positive way for both sexes, Pucino says "Raising awareness in both men and women about the biases that continue to hinder women's progress is the first step to recognizing how much more we all need to do to address biased behaviors in our schools, organizations, and businesses." The book delves into some startling research on bias, illustrates what biases look and feel like, and explores how to overcome the barriers to achieve success.
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