The launch of Marina Go’s debut title, Break Through, was met with resounding success. Last night, 130 guests gathered upstairs at Dymocks Bookshop on George Street to pick up their signed copy, mingle and have a drink.
Break Through was launched by Wendy McCarthy, who has been a strong supporter of Marina’s career for many years. Wendy opened the event by talking about her passion for Australian women and how important it is for women to maintain the drive to succeed and achieve positions of leadership. She congratulated Marina on producing such a unique and motivating page turner and read to us one of her favourite extracts from the book which you can read here.
Marina shared her secrets on the book-writing process, the deadlines that were required to pump out two chapters a day and the reasons behind her unique style and structure. Break Through is part memoir and part guide to success for business women. Marina confided that she never wanted to follow a traditional approach, but rather, she wrote a book for herself, including stories and advice that she would have wanted earlier in her career. In Break Through, she reveals her experience growing up surrounded by strong women, progressive attitudes and influential people that led to where she is today. Her gratitude to her parents was touching, she thanked them for their help during the writing process.
It was a thrilling to be in a room with so many successful, inspiring women including Ann Sherry, Helen McCabe and Tracey Spicer. It’s nights like these that make us all refreshed and motivated to keep on working hard back at the office—knowing the end result can be so spectacular and rewarding.
A huge thanks to Marina Go’s team from Bauer who brought beautiful finishing touches to decorate the bookstore and the team at Dymocks Sydney for having us.