Utilizing her own experiences from more than 20 years in the workplace as well as those of other women, Kagerer identifies 13 “B Words” to establish and explain the internal and external challenges facing women today and provides practical strategies for handling these different problems. Navigating the workforce as a woman can feel like making your way through a minefield. Step too far in one direction, and suddenly, you’re considered bossy and overbearing and difficult to work with. Too far in the other, and you lose your power and voice. If you try to stay in the middle, you could still be contributing to generations’ worth of a stagnant mindset that has hindered women from reaching true equality. Kagerer explores how obstacles can manifest themselves during various stages of life and creates a map to help women identify what holds them back and what they can do to propel themselves forward. Rather than preaching “work-life balance,” Kagerer challenges readers to achieve “self-defined success,” a life intentionally designed your own way.