Real-World Alpha Females
Job: Director, Corporate Marketing & Communications for OZ Communications
Hours at work per week: 65 to 70
Early alpha inklings: Once I hand-delivered my résumé to the VP of the ad agency I wanted to work for. Then I sent her a holiday card, and she gave me a shot at being a media coordinator.
The best part of being me: The ability to get it all done and make it seem effortless.
The downside: A colleague once told me that I needed to "tone down that can-do attitude; it's making the rest of us look bad." Nice, eh?
Kids: Early on, I realized children did not fit into the picture.
The real me: I wear only pants to work, so when the men put their feet up on the desk during a strategy session, I can do the same.
Theme song: "Survivor" by Destiny's Child