accelerate your impact

Accelerate Your Impact Wins Diversity Book Award

larger impact2017 Award-Winning Business Diversity Book Helps Women Advance Their Careers

Professional Playbook Offers Specific Strategies for Working Women
Striving for Leadership Positions and Board Seats

Professional women who aspire to advance their careers often encounter a sea of obstacles. Without a career playbook specific for women, many experience common pitfalls and corporate cultures that derail their ambitions, despite their best efforts.

In her award-winning book Accelerate Your Impact: Action-Based Strategies to Pave Your Professional Path, two-time author JJ DiGeronimo offers high-impact women a series of proven initiatives to navigate these well-known challenges.

With more than 20 years of experience in the tech industry, DiGeronimo is no stranger to navigating the twists and turns of moving from entry level to leadership positions. She learned firsthand that securing that next position, a seat on a board, or even starting a new initiative often requires women to enhance their relevance, establish new career sponsors, and expand their professional networks.

Accelerate Your Impact outlines an actionable framework, based on research, for women in any stage of their career. The book includes:

  • Strategies for maneuvering the professional landscape to foster future opportunities
  • Techniques to minimize or avoid common career pitfalls
  • Approaches that identify and tap into career sponsors
  • Tips for exploring and evaluating lateral moves
  • Suggestions on how to select and participate on boards
  • Insights on how to maneuver cultures while aligning with impactful work

In addition, personal anecdotes, examples, and stories from those who have stumbled, fallen, and succeeded provide genuine examples for professional women to maximize their career opportunities.

Accelerate Your Impact: Action-Based Strategies to Pave Your Professional Path is the recipient of the 2017 Axiom Award

“JJ’s objective is to create a playbook for professional women to make their goals a reality, and she completely nails it. A must read for every professional woman and for every man who manages, works for, or with women. If an organization wants a complete how-to guide to enable women to thrive, this is the book.” ~ Jeffery Tobias Halter, President YWomen, Author of Why Women: The Leadership Imperative to Advancing Women and Engaging Men

Author: 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, where she positioned new technology solutions to CIOs and advanced into leadership positions within Silicon Valley-based technology companies including VMware and Inktomi. The author of The Working Woman’s GPS, JJ is recognized as a thought leader for women in tech as well as girls and STEM. She now works to empower professional women and consults with senior executives on strategies to retain and attract women in technology. JJ has been 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, IBM, VMware, Grace Hopper, KeyBank, and Cisco along with many other organizations.