IN THEIR SHOES: Extraordinary Women Describe Their Amazing Careers

“This outstanding guide is a rare gem among the many career books available today and is a must-have for all libraries. Its lively format and interesting content will help girls realize what jobs are open to them and how to set goals for the future.” – VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)

“It’s the perfect guidebook for a career-challenged grad who’s wondering what the heck she’s going to do with her life. It wonderfully demystifies the job-hunting process and offers practical advice on what a job is all about.” – Seattle Magazine


So . . . what do you want to be when you grow up? Find out what you really want to know about your career choices: Will I wear Prada or Old Navy? Play with kids on the playground, or with bigwigs in the boardroom? Power lunch at the Ivy, or bag lunch at my desk? What kind of education do I need?

This book is packed full of answers. “Day in the life” profiles will inspire you, while a ton of sidebars, lists, and helpful tips will get you started right away on finding the career that’s right for you. Discover words of wisdom from women in the workforce, including Shonda Rhimes, creator and executive producer of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, who thinks her job is like running a small country; Susan Schulz, magazine editor in chief, who compares her life to both a chess game and the prom; and U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, who says that if you’re passionate about an issue, you can turn it into a career.

Packed with informative and inspirational advice from women at every stage of their careers, In Their Shoes is a must-have reference for every aspiring working girl!

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Career Explorer Workbook

Ready to take your career exploration to the next level? This downloadable companion to In Their Shoes includes all the quizzes and exercises from the original book and features additional prompts to help you explore what kind of careers just might be the perfect fit for you.


Career Girl Manifesto

Grab this fun mini-poster that will motivate you to rock your career, featuring tips from the inspiring women of In Their Shoes.



26 Career Tips E-Book

Download your career tips e-book featuring career advice for jobs like screenwriter, TV show creator, veterinarian, senator, photographer, and more. Also available as a SlideShare.



Career Tips Mini-Poster

Take the words of wisdom from extraordinary career women to heart with a coolly-designed mini-poster to hang in your room. Features tips from Olympic athlete Holly McPeak, screenwriter Susannah Grant, magazine editor Susan Schulz, and more!

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What makes this book really stand out is that the author interviews obsession-worthy success stories like actress Maura Tierney, Senator Barbara Boxer, stylist June Ambrose, and Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes, each of who truly has a career we’d die for!
Elle Girl

Deborah Reber does the heavy lifting that few young job seekers have the ability to do… Reber packs a ton of even-handed and useful info into a small space.
Seattle Times

Now you can learn the stats on more than 200 awesome careers that may be perfect for you, and help get you on the right track to reaching your goals — and choosing the perfect job that suits your personality and your interests!
Six7*8th Magazine

This is the perfect guide for any girl who is ready to start deciding on what path they would like their career choice to take, and even for those who are just interested in reading about the amazing positions that are out there. With just about everything you need to make some firm decisions, In Their Shoes also points readers to additional sources of information for each particular career.
Teens Read Too

Reber’s book is an excellent resource if you are looking for more details on a field you intend to pursue, or if you just want to find a sense of direction. You can read it through entirely or skip around, but no matter what your approach, girls and women of all ages will appreciate this helpful and motivating book.
The Compulsive Reader