• Published 1 May 2016

  • ISBN: 978-1-925183-54-2

  • Format: Paperback

  • AU: $32.99

  • Categories: Self-help and personal development

About the Author

Marina Go is General Manager of the Bauer/Hearst brands: Harper's Bazaar, ELLE and Cosmopolitan. Her career began as a news journalist, before taking on the roles of Editor of Dolly, ELLE, Australian Good Taste and Sunday Life. With 30 years media experience, Marina has most recently held senior executive roles at a number of media companies, including leading digital publisher Private Media. She is currently the first female Chair of Wests Tigers NRL Club and Director of Odyssey House McGrath Foundation. Read more.


Break Through

By Marina Go

From editor of Dolly at the age of 23 to CEO of Australia’s leading digital publisher by her forties, Marina Go is here to inspire the next generation of female leaders to take their rightful place at the top.

In Break Through, Marina Go, general manager of Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE and Cosmopolitan and the first female chair of Wests Tigers NRL Club, shares an in-depth analysis of the 20 leadership traits that make a successful woman – providing the tools to turn your personal vision of success into a reality.

Marina defines success as the ability to achieve the goals she sets for herself. In this deeply personal book, she talks candidly about the challenges and triumphs she has faced over her 30-year career as a leader in the media and publishing industry.

Venture inside the cutthroat world of Kerry Packer-era women’s magazines, the challenges of balancing a career with two sons and the backlash she’s received since becoming chair of a major NRL team.

Empowering, inspiring and hilariously candid, Break Through equips you with the skills needed to handle those inevitable career curveballs and gives you the confidence to smash stereotypes and barriers that get in the way of your success – all the while helping you discover the secret to a happy, balanced life along the way.

Read an exclusive extract of Break Through on the blog.


'Marina Go has already had a dazzling career. Thankfully she has found the time to tell us how. From Dolly to Crikey Marina Go has been a genuine leader in Australian media. In this comprehensive account of her career she provides substantial insights into how to prosper personally and professionally'
Helen McCabe, Former Editor-in-Chief of The Australian Women’s Weekly

'Marina Go has documented a fascinating life and career, spanning publishing, media and sport. Hopefully this will embolden other women, help them navigate and give them the courage demonstrated by Marina in this wonderful story of success and courage told with great care and humanity'
Ann Sherry AO, CEO Carnival Australia

'Marina Go's debut book Break Through is a revealing biography that will engage, inform and inspire a generation of women who aspire to leadership in their chosen fields. A galloping good read, laced with real wisdom and authenticity'
Graham Bradley AM, Chairman of Infrastructure NSW, Stockland Corporation, EnergyAustralia Holdings and HSBC Bank Australia

'Break Through is a must read for young women (make that all of us). It reminds us not only how deeply women want to share the risks, responsibilities and rewards that come with leadership but also how to do it'
Wendy McCarthy AO, Chair of Headspace and Circus Oz

'I read it in one sitting … I was eating my dinner as I was turning the pages … I couldn't put it down'
Valerie Khoo, Australian Writer's Centre

“Marina Go's climb to the top of the Australian media industry over the past 30 years is recounted with candour and hilarity in her first book”.
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