An Inspiring Tale Of Success: Break Through By Marina Go #aww2016


Release Date: May 1st 2016.

Publisher: Ventura Press. 

Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

Challenge: Australian Women Writers Challenge. 


Synopsis From Goodreads:

From editor of Dolly at the age of 23 to CEO of Australia’s leading digital publisher by her forties, Marina Go is here to inspire the next generation of female leaders to take their rightful place at the top.

In Break Through, Marina Go, general manager of Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE and Cosmopolitan and the first female chair of Wests Tigers NRL Club, shares an in-depth analysis of the 20 leadership traits that make a successful woman – providing the tools to turn your personal vision of success into a reality.

Marina defines success as the ability to achieve the goals she sets for herself. In this deeply personal book, she talks candidly about the challenges and triumphs she has faced over her 30-year career as a leader in the media and publishing industry.

Venture inside the cutthroat world of Kerry Packer-era women’s magazines, the challenges of balancing a career with two sons and the backlash she’s received since becoming chair of a major NRL team.

Empowering, inspiring and hilariously candid, Break Through equips you with the skills needed to handle those inevitable career curveballs and gives you the confidence to smash stereotypes and barriers that get in the way of your success – all the while helping you discover the secret to a happy, balanced life along the way.


My Thoughts:

I thoroughly enjoyed Break Through and feel so inspired after reading it. Marina Go is a woman on top and she shares just how she got there in this open and engaging memoir/self-help guide.
Marina has rode many waves of the media industry throughout her career, and even if she’s fallen off ‘the board’ so to speak, she always climbed back on.
She is very candid about her life and experiences. Marina has lead a fascinating life, and learnt to do it all while juggling a family. She is an impressive woman – and the first to admit she isn’t perfect. She is driven, a trait needed by anyone to succeed, and urges you to reach your goals, all while staying true to yourself.
Break Through was well written and as fascinating as any piece of fiction, and was filled with solid, practical advice. Marina wants to help other women to succeed, and she has done that with this book.
Break Through is for any woman wanting to learn how to be successful in their career, no matter your occupation, and will be helpful to those mothers who want to juggle work with children.
All I can say is go read this book. It was engaging, inspiring, informative, with such a personal touch it felt like Marina was a close friend sharing her story with me.
It was one of the most enjoyable non-fiction books I have ever read, and full of such wisdom to boot. Marina openly shares her secrets to success, and they can so easily be yours; I cannot recommend it enough.


You can add it to your Goodreads here.

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