Best-selling author to reveal strategies for competing successfully

Executive career coach and best-selling author Lois Frankel will speak at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at SUNY Oswego as part of the college’s Ernst & Young Lecture Series on Women and Work.

Dr. Lois Frankel.The 1973 graduate of Oswego has titled her talk “Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office: Ways Women Sabotage Their Own Best Efforts and Strategies for Competing Successfully,” picking up themes from her popular books. The presentation in the Campus Center auditorium, Room 132, will be open to the public free of charge.

Frankel’s books include “Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office”—named by Business Week one of the top 10 business books of the year when it was released—“Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich,” “See Jane Lead,” “Stop Sabotaging Your Career” and the forthcoming “Nice Girls Don’t Win at Life.” Among them, they have been translated into more than 25 languages and featured on the “Today” show and CNN and in The New York Times, USA Today and People and Time magazines.

After earning her bachelor’s degree in psychology and education at Oswego, Frankel worked in human relations at ARCO for many years, earned a doctorate in psychology at the University of Southern California and became a pioneer in the field of business coaching. She is now president of Corporate Coaching International, which helps Fortune 500 and midsize companies improve performance and leadership.

She also founded MOSTE: Motivating Our Students Through Experience, a nonprofit organization that for 20 years has provided mentors and scholarships to at-risk, inner-city middle school girls. Her volunteerism was recognized by Maybelline with its 2006 Women of Achievement award for her work empowering girls through education, and she received a SUNY Oswego Presidential Medal last year.

Robert Feinberg, a 1978 alumnus of SUNY Oswego, endowed the lecture series on women and work in 2003, with a matching gift from his employer, global accounting and business advisory firm Ernst & Young. The free lectures this semester are at 6 p.m. most Wednesdays.

(Posted: Sep 22, 2010)

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