Marja Norris: Unspoken rules women need to know to rise in business

Unspoken rules women need to know to rise in business.

The big idea: Research shows that companies with more than 10 percent women in key positions showed greater profits. Yet female executives continue to be the exception to the rule.

The so what: Efforts to help women gain a foothold into executive positions in Detroitare now underway. But to earn acceptance as competent business associates, they need to embrace their own strengths while also learning the unspoken rules enforced by their male colleagues.

The source: Marja Norris has had a distinguished career in finance and is now CEO o, a company committed to helping women succeed in their careers. She can discuss:

  *How to crack the code of the male business world and become an office power player

  *The importance of cultivating the ABCs of success: a positive Attitude, professional Behavior, and unwavering Confidence

  *What essential protocols men don't disclose to women

  *Differences in male and female communication styles

  *Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

  *Finding home/work balance

About the author: Marja Norris is the CEO and founder of, a company dedicated to helping women achieve their career goals with style and confidence. She is passionate about coaching women on how to be taken seriously, be heard, and get what they want at work. Her latest book, The Unspoken Code: A Businesswoman's No-Nonsense Guide to Making It in the Corporate World, provides women with the tools to awaken their dreams and reach their highest goals. Visit