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Available in paperback and ebook

Tough As Nails:

Finding Your Voice as a Woman in the Workplace, cuts through the haze of vague solutions and gets straight to the core of female leadership development–at both a deeply personal and professional level.  It is chock-full of tangible tools, practical advice, insights, and loving nudges designed to help you to operate as an ‘authentically awesome’ leader. This book guides you through your journey to leverage your strengths, shape your career goals, and build the confidence needed to raise your hand for promotions–or shine right where you are!


You’ll learn how to:

  • Discover–and keep–your own personal ‘special sauce’ in a tough work environment

  • Negotiate for more money, and otherwise raise your value in the workplace

  • Kick your self-defeating habits to the curb–whether you’re an aspiring leader or seasoned professional

  • Drop the hammer on those mean-girl cultures which are severely hurting the collective sisterhood

  • Survive–and thrive–through an unexpected job loss

  • Reinvent yourself…when you least expect to

  • And precisely when to use your voice as you embrace the BOSS in you!

…and so much more!


You can read it sequentially from start to finish, or simply grab a specific section that speaks to you and dig in there….Jo meets you where you are.

A self-help guide for female professionals at every stage of their careers.


Rencher’s debut brings together lessons that she’s learned during more than a quarter-century of working at unnamed for-profit and nonprofit institutions...Her prose is clear and easy to read, keeping the focus on observations, questions, and recommendations and providing an effective vision of what makes a true leader. Overall, Rencher has produced a useful guide that will aid working women of all ages. A well-thought-out career manual  

Kirkus Review

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