Despite employers’ best intentions and a world-wide movement for change, women are still getting a raw deal at work. ‘Understand: Dare: Thrive’ investigates the underlying causes of this enduring reality, to provide the insights and answers you need to successfully navigate these challenges, and thrive throughout your career. In this ground-breaking book, leading authority Diana Parkes – businesswoman, psychologist and social entrepreneur – draws upon her signature skills for cutting through complexity to reveal the 19 most powerful strategies enabling women to succeed in any type of work, at any level. Diana distils and illuminates contemporary scientific studies, combining it with her own pioneering research, to deconstruct myths about the reasons why men’s and women’s careers differ. Packed with the candid interviews of 45 women who have made it to the top of their profession or specialism, they openly share with us how they succeeded across their working life. The book shares pivotal insights about human psychology, provides opportunities to assess your own journey and goals, and acts as a manual for choosing your own best-fit path. This book will show you how to anticipate, prevent or circumnavigate gendered challenges, and enjoy your best working life, from the very first chapter.