In The Skills award-winning broadcaster Mishal Husain inspires, champions and encourages women to make their ambitions a reality by focusing on practical skills that make a difference.
Gathering together advice for women of all ages, whether they are new graduates, working mothers or simply seeking a career change, The Skills explains:
How to present yourself to maximum effect, in person and online
How to prepare for quick wins, big moments and plan for long-term goals
How to gain confidence and authority
How to navigate the ups and downs of a long working life and build resilience
Drawing on Mishal's own experience, interviews with experts and with inspirational figures from Martha Lane Fox to Malala Yousafzai, The Skills will guide women in honing the abilities they need to thrive in whatever field they choose.
Mishal Husain is one of the presenters of BBC Radio 4's influential Today programme and the television news on BBC One. In twenty years in journalism she has worked on big international as well as British stories and become known for interviewing, presenting on location and for critically acclaimed documentaries. Her work has taken her from Davos to Rohingya refugee camps and from interviewing Prime Ministers to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Born in the UK in 1973, she grew up in the Middle East and was later educated at Cambridge University, where she read law. She also has a Master's in Law from the European University Institute in Florence.