A Conversation about the Politics of Promotion
with Bonnie Marcus

Join us for a Fireside Chat with Bonnie Marcus about her book The Politics of Promotion: How High-Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead. The evening will start with networking and continue on with a conversation with the author followed by a question and answer session. The discussion will be moderated by Sandra Glucksmann, Chief Operating Officer at Editas Medicine and WEST Board Chair.

About the Book


The Politics of Promotion offers women the tools and guidance they need to successfully navigate the political realities of their organization, emphasizing the need to understand office politics to get the promotions and recognition they deserve. Readers will learn why excellence and achievement aren’t propulsion enough to get ahead, and how networking with power and intention can make all the difference in perception, reputation, and promotion. Far beyond the typical advice of “be assertive” and “embrace ambition,” this book provides a unique and proven method for becoming a bigger player in the workplace and avoiding unexpected trip-ups that can add years to the climb – or end it for good.

Many women focus on performance, thinking that good work garners promotion. Too often, they’re left outside of the circles of power and influence where decisions are made that affect their careers. The Politics of Promotion provides a framework for breaking into that circle, and taking control of one’s own career path, specifically showing how to:

  • Navigate office politics successfully
  • Build and nurture key relationships
  • Get comfortable with self-promotion
  • Avoid potentially disastrous “blindsides”


About the Author

Executive coach, Award winning entrepreneur and Forbes and Business Insider contributing writer, Bonnie Marcus, M.Ed., assists high potentials to successfully navigate the workplace and position and promote themselves to advance their careers.

With 20+ years of sales and management experience, Bonnie’s extensive business background includes CEO of a ServiceMaster company and VP of Sales at Medical Staffing Network and two others national companies in the healthcare and software industries.  She has held executive positions in startup companies and Fortune 500 companies.

Bonnie started her corporate career at an entry level position and worked her way up to the top of a national company by using her savvy promotion and relational skills. Her passion is now to help emerging leaders learn to be sensitive to the culture of their organization, embrace the politics, and actively and intentionally move their careers forward with a sound strategic plan.

Forbes.com honored Women’s Success Coaching three years in a row as one of the Top 100 Websites for Professional Women stating, “Women’s Success Coaching weighs on the many building blocks of empowering women in business, from assertive communication to self promotion to sensitivity training.”

In addition to ForbesWoman, Bonnie has been published in WomenEntrepreneur, Women of HR, Daily Worth, and Central Valley Business Times. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Fast Company, Readers Digest, Diversity MBA, and CIO Magazine, and has made numerous radio and TV appearances.

Bonnie received a BA from Connecticut College and a M.Ed. from New York University.


Date and Time:  
April 23, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 PM


6:20-6:40pm: Registration, mingling, and light dinner
6:40-7:00pm: Facilitated networking
7:00-8:00pm: Chat with Bonnie and Sandra
8:00-8:15pm: Q & A with the audience
8:15-8:30pm: Optional networking


Microsoft, One Cambridge Center, 4th Floor, Hawthorne Room, Cambridge, MA 02142

Map and Parking Information

We appreciate Microsoft donating the use of their event space.  Microsoft requires all attendees to check in on the first floor with a government issued photo id card.

Members: $25; Non-Members: $40, Workshop and Annual Membership: $110
You can add $20 to your registration for a copy of the book, which you can pick up at the event or you can bring $20 and buy one there.  The retail price is $28.  You can also preorder/order it on Amazon.
A light dinner will be served.

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