Success Without Compromise

Empowering the next generation of female leaders

Pre-Launch Autumn 2024

About the book

Success Without Compromise

For the last 5 years, I’ve coached aspiring female leaders who are navigating the delicate balance of fitting in and being liked, whilst appearing decisive and tough

The double binds encountered by women are numerous. We are routinely criticised for: being too direct; over-sharing; being too emotional; lacking gravitas; being too cold; not being professional; too nice,  too outspoken, too timid, the list is endless

Women walk an exhausting tightrope of being simultaneously too much and not enough. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t, lose, lose, never Win Win!

Leaning into workplace cultures designed by men to serve men, isn’t the answer

Don't Lean In Look Up !

Success isn’t about conforming and self-editing; it’s about amplifying your unique qualities, and achieving success on your own terms simply by being yourself

That’s my version of empowerment and I want to share it with young women everywhere! 

Start Your Career Journey with Confidence

I’ve had the privilege of coaching some incredible young women and I realised that prevention is indeed better than cure, especially when it comes to navigating the professional landscape

The purpose of this book isn’t to fix women; it’s about acknowledging the broken system we work in, and helping the next generation of female leaders to be better prepared, better informed and armed with the tools to overcome the challenges that will undoubtedly arise

The pace of change is glacial, but you can set yourself up for success from Day 1 and avoid the pitfalls so many of us have fallen into

meet the author

Mel Stanley

This is the book I wish had been published when I was starting out!
Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but foresight is better!
Success Without Compromise brings all my leadership experience, tools, tips and coaching insight into one place so you can set yourself up for achievable and sustainable success from the Day 1

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There is a pre-launch Kindle version already on Amazon if that’s your preferred format, simply search Success Without Compromise or you can send an email to and I’ll be in touch