Accelerate Your Impact

Action-Based Strategies to Pave Your Professional Path

Non-Fiction - Womens
184 Pages
Reviewed on 05/29/2017
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Author Biography

JJ DiGeronimo, the president of Tech Savvy Women, an international organization of experienced Women in tech careers and organizations, began her career designing datacenter infrastructures for Fortune 500 companies after graduating with a computer information systems degree in 1995. Prior to her recent work, JJ had a 20-year career in high tech, positioning new technology solutions to CIOs where she advanced into leadership positions within Silicon Valley-based technology companies including VMware and Inktomi.
Just releasing her second book, Accelerate Your Impact: Action-based Strategies to Pave Your Professional Path (Published by Smart Business Books) to accompany her first book The Working Woman’s GPS, she is recognized as a thought-leader for Women in Tech and Girls and STEM. JJ works now to empower professional women and consults senior executives on strategies to retain and attract Women in Technology. JJ is featured in many publications and TV shows including Forbes, Fox Business, ITWorld, Career-Intelligence and Rescue a CEO. She has shared her expertise with Amazon, Ingram Micro, RIT, Sears Holding Company, Clemson University, Symantec, VMware, Grace Hopper, KeyBank, and Cisco along with many other organizations.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Danita Dyess for Readers' Favorite

Did you know that everything you do on a daily basis aligns or misaligns with your ultimate career goals? If you are not aware of this fact, then you could be sabotaging your career according to J.J. DiGeronimo, author of Accelerate Your Impact: Action-Based Strategies to Pave Your Professional Path. Studies reveal that men apply for jobs when they are only 60 percent qualified. Women wait until they are 100 percent prepared -- a big mistake with negative long-term ramifications. This book has evolved into a tactical road map of actions and areas of focus that will help you manage your upward career path. Learn about strategic conversations with decision makers, the difference between confidence and self-esteem, the importance of networking and conquering imposter syndrome.

I loved Accelerate Your Impact. J.J. DiGeronimo's years of experience as a leader in the IT sector and founder of Tech Savvy Women was evident. With only about 300 pages, her "playbook" was succinct but comprehensive. It was packed with eye-opening research from numerous reputable sources, and graphs illustrating startling statistics. She provided step-by-step instructions with takeaways that could be incorporated into your daily routine. She also acknowledged the fear factor and motivated you to face self-imposed obstacles. Her core message was unprecedented: overlook titles and focus on higher levels of influence. This nonfiction guide is applicable to all women at any stage of their careers and will serve as a reference tool. DiGeronimo is the author of The Working Woman's GPS. Accelerate Your Impact is highly recommended.