Gail Evans is the best selling author of "Play Like A Man Win Like A
Woman", an informative business guide to the secrets men know about success
that women need to learn. The book was listed for several months on the New
York Times, Business Week, and Wall Street Journal's bestseller lists. Play
Like A Man, Win Like A Woman has been translated into 18 languages and has
been a bestseller around the world. She has appeared in recent years on
outlets such as, NBC's The Today Show, USA Today, the Larry King Live Show,
and the New York Times to name a few. Her latest book, She Wins, You Win"
was published in May of 2003.
"Play Like A Man Win Like A
- CNN News
Johnson's White House Staff
- Professional Speaker
- Play Like A Man,
Win Like A Women
- Playing to
Evans' career is vast, beginning in government and culminating as the
Executive Vice President of CNN. Evans began working with CNN at its
inception in 1980 and was promoted to Executive Vice President for CNN in
1996. In September 2000, Evans was named to Executive Vice President of
Domestic Networks for the CNN Newsgroup. She was responsible for program and
talent development of all domestic networks overseeing national and
international talk shows and the Network Guest Bookings Department, which
schedules about 25,000 guests each year. She served as a member of the CNN
Executive Committee and was chairperson of the CNN programming task force.
In addition, Evans developed some of CNN's most popular programs. Evans
retired from CNN in the summer of 2001.
Evans began her career in the early 1960s, working on a number of
congressional staffs. She worked at the White House in the Office of the
Special Counsel to the President during the Lyndon B. Johnson Administration
and was instrumental in the creation of the president's Committee on Equal
Employment Opportunity and the 1966 Civil Rights Act. During the late 1960s,
Evans lived in Moscow with her husband, who was then Moscow bureau chief for
CBS News. After returning to the United States in 1970, she was a founding
partner of Global Research Services, an Atlanta-based research and marketing
Evans is active in numerous Atlanta and Georgia charities and served for two
years as the chairperson of the Georgia Endowment for the Humanities. In
1979, she was nominated to Leadership Atlanta. Evans was appointed by
President Clinton to the Commission on White House Fellows.
Like A Man Win Like A Woman
- Gail Evans is the best selling author of
Play Like A Man Win Like A Woman,
an informative business guide to the secrets men know about success
that women need to learn. The book was listed for several months on
the New York Times, Business Week, and Wall Street Journal's
bestseller lists. She has appeared in the past year commenting on the
phenomenal success of her debut book in such outlets as, NBC's The
Today Show, USA Today, the Larry King Live Show, and the New York
Times to name a few.
Playing to Change
- Once you learn the rules, incorporate the ones
that work for you and not the others. If you choose not to play by
them, compensate, but be aware of the rules. Don't play in ignorance.
Knowing these rules doesnt turn women into men, says Ms. Evans. It
allows women to use their own skills -- to be smart, thoughtful and
relationship-oriented. Integrity need not be lost, Ms. Evans hastens
to add. Take what you are and dont try to become somebody else.
Feminization of the workplace has been much heralded in books and
magazines, says Ms. Evans, but she hasnt seen it. What she does see
is stereotypes which continue to have a fast hold on most of the
business world. And, she says, shes lived through most of them. Not
being straight forward acknowledging this reality troubles her.
How did it come to pass that most men know how to function in the work
world and most women dont? Ms. Evans believes it goes back to how we
were acculturated. This is not a new theory, she assures us, but it is
what she has observed through a lifetime of working inside politics
and business. For the most part, men think the object of the game of
business is to win. Women, in her experience, are more likely to focus
on keeping the game going, keeping relationships working, keeping
everyone involved. These two very different perspectives on life, she
has found, have a profound affect in the workplace.