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Publisher Description

Women & Success will take you on a journey of self-discovery. In this ground breaking book, you will read stories from successful and inspiring women and will begin to reflect and define what success means to you, and how you define yourself through the lens of success.

This is more than a book: it is a treasure chest of insights and resources to support and stretch you on your journey. It is a self-paced mentoring program with a call to action: take a stand for living the life you want by standing on the foundation of what success means to you.

In Women & Success, Pollyanna Lenkic will show you how to slay the sabotage and self-doubt that is derailing your right to live a fulfilled life, and preventing you from acknowledging your achievements and successes. 

When women step into their power and recognise their contribution, amazing things happen. Be part of this journey.


‘It has been said that we know ourselves by the stories we tell. In Women & Success, author Pollyanna Lenkic provides plenty of inspiring stories of powerful and successful leadership and gives the reader the tools needed to define and create success. The book is both concrete and inspirational! Don’t miss it.’

Karen Kimsey-House

Co-Founder The Coaches Training Institute and best-selling co-author of Co-Active Coaching & Integration: The Power of Being Co-Active in Work and Life.

Pollyanna made me realise that as a professional, a leader and a woman, there are several barriers that I needed to overcome, but the most important one was about giving myself more credit than I had in the past. This was about finding my inner bliss and utilising it across my life.’

Angelina Pillai - National Manager, Australian Human Resources Institute

About the Author: 

‘For me, success is how I feel about who I am; my place in the world; the contribution I make; and the people in my life. It is about aligning the things I do in my life to the bigger picture of who I am being and becoming.’

Pollyanna Lenkic is passionate about bringing the discussion and exploration of what success means to women, how they see themselves through the lens of success and the impact this has on their lives and the lives of others, at home, at work and globally. 

She has spent the past 15 years studying, researching and exploring women and their relationship to success. She believes strongly that the issue of women and success is a business and global issue, not a women’s issue. Understanding how women see and define themselves through the lens of success is an important discovery for both women and men. This discovery helps to understand how to promote success and to maximise potential to the benefit of the individual, the organisation and the world. 

Pollyanna is interviewed regularly by magazines and regional newspapers as a subject expert on women and success. In 2006, Pollyanna designed, conducted then launched the results of Women, Work & Success; a first of its kind report in Australia about how women perceive success.

Pollyanna is the founder of the Women & Success series: a suite of mentoring and leadership programs run within organisations and for entrepreneurial groups. She regularly hosts Gender Balance Forums gathering industry leaders and providing the opportunity for executives (from these organisations) to share experiences and strategies in implementing gender balance in their organisation.

In addition to her work in this area, Pollyanna’s other passion is helping organisations build sustainable high-performing teams. She writes, as an expert on teams, for SmartCompany, an online magazine that provides business news, advice and information for Australian SMEs. 

Prior to her work as a coach and mentor, Pollyanna co-founded a specialist IT recruitment consultancy in London in 1990. In November 2000, she sold her 50% shareholding having taken the company from a sole-employee entity to a staff of 18 and a contract workforce of 100+ consultants with an annual turnover in excess of £11m.

Pollyanna is committed to community projects and networking groups that help people move forward both personally and professionally. She has mentored in the Marketing Women’s mentoring program in Melbourne and was involved in two mentoring projects in London: the Du Paul Trust, a UK-based charity, which works with people who are homeless, and Women in Banking and Finance. For two years she served as an advisor to the board of The 100, a cross generational women's networking group. She served on the leadership team of the ICFV (International Coach Federation Victorian) from 2006–2009 as Secretary and as Co-President of the ICF Victorian Chapter.

To find out more about Pollyanna Lenkic, including her Women, Work & Success survey, and her mentoring and coaching programs, visit pollyannalenkic.com or email her at pollyanna@pollyannalenkic.com.

Body, Mind & Spirit
9 September
Baker Street Press