Heels of Steel
Book Feature - Heels of Steel by Barbara Kavovit
HBL Note: Who run the world? Girls! I love me a great story with a strong female lead who is shattering glass ceilings and proving themselves in “a man’s world” while remaining true to who they are. I also really freaking love this book cover. PLUS, this book is semi-autobiographical. It is written by Barbara Kavovit, who was named as one of the "100 Most Influential Women in Business" before she was 30 and had a successful career in contracting and construction, much like the heroine in her book, Bridget Steele. Read more about this book below.
From the publisher:
She's shattering the glass ceiling, one building at a time.
Bridget Steele's father taught her two things: how to build and how to fight. With those skills, she created her own company and began building for New York City's elite. Often the only woman in the room, she's faced sexism, corruption and harassment, but armed with her designer hard hat and steel-toed stilettos, she's up for any challenge. Bridget figured out quickly she had to be ten times better just to be considered equal.
Even with a stellar reputation, this scrappy young woman from the Bronx can't seem to gain access to the old boys' club. She doesn't fit in the world of her extravagantly wealthy clients nor with the powerful men in commercial real estate and construction. But this single mom has the loyalty of her construction crew and she never gives up. With her quick wit and determination, she won't let anyone get in the way of her dream--including the irresistible man who is also her biggest competitor. She's learned the hard way that if she wants the view from the top, she'll have to build it herself.