This book will give you the facts and the tips we all need to have more women lead the way. Linda Tarr-Whelan, in Women Lead the Way: Your Guide to Stepping Up to Leadership and Changing the World, understands this resource crisis from decades of observation and personal experience, and she wants women like you and those you know to solve it, once and for all. So I took matters into my own hands and began to work on this book. The author spends a lot of time discussing teh 30% Solution that's been put forth by Catalyst and many other research firms. Linda Tarr-Whelan, Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow, will have a book published in 2009, Women Lead the Way: Your Guide to Stepping Up to Leadership and Changing the World. This is the story of how and why women's full participation in leadership matters is still seemingly a well-kept secret.
Women are more than half of the U. It is this critical mass of numbers, as I too have preached through the years, which will create a more productive work environment, a revitalized society, increased economic growth, and reinvigorated democratic participation. Wherever decisions are made, you and women like you as leaders will add value and balance. New leaders—women leaders—are needed to bring fresh air and creative ideas to meet the challenges of dramatic shifts in the world economy, communities, and companies. Family life and surviving cancer have deepened and broadened my sense of the importance of living an integrated life with many layers, not simply a work-centric one. Her diverse career allows her to dispel the myths and stereotypes that stand in our way, and to build confidence as you move toward bigger dreams. To have the future we all want, women must play a more robust role in setting priorities and allocating resources.
They can also be ordered directly from Berrett-Koehler: Tel: 800 929-2929; Fax: 802 864-7626; www. The book can be dry at times but it's an important book to read for anyone interested in women's A great book that discussed what is required of women to step up to leadership and pull others up along with them. This percentage keeps the focus off gender and on the agenda. I started to watch carefully how very slowly women were moving up into decision-making positions. In this inspiring and practical guide for achieving better decision-making and management, Linda Tarr-Whelan shows how having women account for at least 30% of representation at decision-making tables marks the tipping point for positive organizational and societal change.
The E-mail message field is required. At 30 per cent representation, we see concrete, positive outcomes for everyone not just women including increased shareholder value, more flexible management approaches, a broader definition of success, and better bottom lines. Mosle, Vice President for Programs, W. Foundation for Women and Linda was president of the Center for Policy Alternatives. Closing the leadership gap is a win for everyone—it brings in new ideas, creates a more balanced and productive work environment, a revitalized social compact and demonstrable positive effects on the bottom line in business and government. Tarr-Whelan has had a varied career as a nurse, management consultant, advocate, non-profit leader, communicator, union negotiator and government official at the state, national and international levels. As you read, dream big and take your next step.
Please contact Berrett-Koehler: Tel: 800 929-2929; Fax: 802 864-7626. Linda Tarr-Whelan marshals eye-opening facts and figures to decisively dispel the myths that still hold women back and shows women how to build their confidence and skills to pioneer a distinctive approach to leadership, one that emphasizes collaboration, communication and consensus. Women Lead the Way is a brilliant achievement! She has also been a union organizer and negotiator, was lead lobbyist for the two-million member National Education Association, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. For details, contact the Special Sales Department at the Berrett-Koehler address above. Take confidence in these findings as you explore the possibilities in your own life. But with just 17% of Congressional seats and 14% of Fortune 500 board seats held by women, the leaders defining priorities and solutions continue to look and act much the same as generations ago. Though American in background, the messages are international and well researched.
More women at the table means more progress for all of us. This timely book takes up the critical issue of the difference women in leadership make and how to maximize that difference. She was the first nurse appointed to these positions. Linda acts as a personal mentor to help women in all walks of life take practical steps to gain expertise, exposure, and experience and find their place as leaders. They focused on how change accelerated with one-third women at the table.
I thoroughly enjoyed the second half of this book, full of encouraging suggestions for women to step up and take leadership roles in all aspects of life. Here you will find a practical guide to make it easier for you and other women to confidently step up and be the transformational leaders we need in the numbers needed to modernize and improve outmoded ways of doing business while wedging the door open for more women. Working on it for the past two years has convinced me more than ever that this is true. Offers practical steps for women to bring their passion, brains, and background to the power tables and make life better for themselves, their company or organization and global society. Changing what gets decided takes changing who makes the decisions.
Drawing on her extraordinarily diverse background as a consultant, organizer, and diplomat, Tarr-Whelan offers a women-led strategy for change and a complete set of practical road-tested tools readers can use to become powerful partners in creating a better future in a rapidly changing world. Women Lead the Way presents argument, research, and tactical guidance to help readers wedge the door open and bring more women through and This is the story of how and why women's full participation in leadership matters is still seemingly a well-kept secret. You will learn how the agenda that comes forward—more attention to children, education, entrepreneurship, health care, and balancing work and family—is the hidden story of new directions for the country. The evidence from around the world validates the findings of the United Nations General Assembly in 1995, which set a baseline of at least 30 per cent women at the table as a prerequisite for genuine partnership and lasting, positive change in the international arena. Corporate boards in the United States, by comparison, are 17% female, with no structural change on tap to alter that.