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Get Your Career in SHAPE: A Five-Step Guide to Achieve the Success You Need, Want, and Deserve

ISBN: 9781634895019
Binding: Hardcover
Author: Candace Steele Flippin
Pages: 160
Trim: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Published: 3/8/2022

Instead of holding our careers down or back, women can rise—on our terms. Are you ready to own your power and take the next step in your career?

"With groundbreaking research on women's leadership, Dr. Candace Steele Flippin's guidebook empowers women to "challenge the glass ceiling system within their own minds." - Tyree C. Daniels, executive chairman at Memphis College Preparatory

Women's careers are held back by cultural norms, gender bias, sexism, and self-policing.

And too often, their self-efficacy—the belief in their ability to be successful—is at risk.

TEDx speaker Dr. Candace Steele Flippin has been recognized as one of the Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America and knows firsthand what women in the workforce must overcome.

In this revolutionary book, Dr. Candace Steele Flippin delivers practical career guidance to accelerate women's leadership and professional development. This tested framework pairs her experience as a communications executive with her research as an engaged management scholar in the Weatherhead School of Management community at Case Western Reserve University.

Her game-changing SHAPE career framework is organized into five accessible steps:

  • Save: Create and nurture a strong financial future
  • Hard work: Gain alignment with your boss on your impact
  • Advocate: Stand up for yourself, speak up, and get noticed
  • Persevere: Keep going, keep trying, and know when it's time to leave
  • Educate: Continually advance your knowledge base and improve upon your skillsets

With new research insights, as well as personal experiences from Dr. Candace Steele Flippin and other accomplished female leaders, Get Your Career in SHAPE provides a realistic overview of the roadblocks women confront in the workplace—and how to overcome them effectively.

Following the success of Lean In, Burnout, and We Should All Be MillionairesGet Your Career in SHAPE is an essential read for women at all stages of their careers.


Recognized as one of the most influential Black executives in corporate America by Savoy Magazine, Dr. Candace Steele Flippin is a global communications expert, multigenerational workplace scholar, TEDx speaker, and bestselling author. She is the publisher of WorkStats™ and author of Generation Z in the Workplace and Millennials in the Workplace.

Since 2016, Dr. Candace Steele Flippin has been appointed as an engaged scholar in the Weatherhead School of Management community at Case Western Reserve University. Her research focuses on practical methods to accelerate the leadership development of women, Gen X, Gen Z, and millennials in the workplace.

Dr. Candace Steele Flippin, affectionately known as "Dr. Candace," is a frequent speaker and thought leader who uses her unique background as a researcher and executive to provide practical career insights on the future of the multigenerational workplace. Her advice and research findings have been featured in Forbes, CNBC, CBS, Authority Magazine, The Network Journal, and Today.

In her downtime, she collects works from emerging visual artists and enjoys traveling with her family. She and her husband live in Atlanta, Georgia. For more workplace resources, visit


“A comprehensive plan to help women improve their careers. Many readers will feel they’ve at last met the professional mentor of their dreams.” - Kirkus Reviews

"Dr. Candace Steele Flippin empowers women with a robust framework to challenge a glass ceiling system within their own minds. This book will change the shape of their career trajectory—and help readers reach that seemingly elusive career milestone." - Tyree C. Daniels, executive chairman at Memphis College Preparatory

"A good dose of medicine to restore, recharge, and refocus on career success. Whether you are just starting your career, recently divorced, or living your best life, Dr. Candace Steele Flippin's personal story, potent advice, and practical tools should resonate with women at every stage of their life." - Tabrina Davis, vice president of marketing and communication at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

"A foundational framework for all women in the workforce. Hard work alone doesn't necessarily lead to career success. Women in all stages of their career will benefit from the guidance and perspective provided in Get Your Career in SHAPE." - Jasmine Brett Stringer, professional speaker and award-winning author of Seize Your Life: How to Carpe Diem Every Day

"Dr. Candace Steele Flippin's valuable guide is full of insights and testimonials that my clients can relate to and learn from at any stage in their career. These research-based strategies will help shape the career you deserve with intention and success." - Alison Battaglia, PhD, principal of Riso Empowerment Consulting

"A must-read for young professionals. Although it speaks more directly to female professionals, this book is helpful to anyone seeking different viewpoints for navigating a more multigenerational and multicultural workplace. The blend of the personal, professional, and academic perspective provides common-sense solutions for career advancement." - Gregg Lunceford, PhD, author of Exit from Work, retirement researcher, and leading financial planning expert

"A true guide to earning the success that you have been working so hard for. Dr. Candace Steele Flippin encourages and educates women across all ages, experience levels, and socioeconomic backgrounds to perform and succeed in their chosen career paths. Filled with both research and anecdotal evidence, Dr. Candace Steele Flippin outlines the problems facing women in the workforce and how to overcome roadblocks to success. While acknowledging institutional impediments, Dr. Candace Steele Flippin also discusses how women can be their own worst enemies when it comes to starting and advancing their careers.It's time to break out of the rut and get access to the vision you have for your career. Whether you are just starting your career or have been at it for decades, Dr. Candace Steele Flippin's system makes career success attainable to anyone." - The Lost Chapter, LLC Bookstore