A savvy, authoritative guide to climbing the corporate ladder based on lessons learned from 200 women executives who have made it to the top.Today's corporate world is truly becoming a woman's world--almost. Women make up almost half of managerial and professional jobs, yet a mere 3 percent of top executives in America's Fortune 500 companies are women. For the first time in history, women are poised to take on the leadership roles in their companies, and we now know they don't have to play the "man's game" to do it. Going to the Top brings together the real-life success stories of 200 women at the top of America's Fortune 1000 companies to offer proven, doable and inspiring business advice for women who want to attain success at every step of the corporate ladder.Based on in-depth interviews with executives at companies such as America Online, Chase, Pepsi Cola, and Intel, as well as her own experiences at Goldman Sachs, IBM, and American Management Systems, Carol Gallagher shatters the myths, highlights dozens of "power tips," and presents a new model of staying on the success track. Going to the Top is a groundbreaking book that will change the way women think about business and help them forge their own way to the top.