February 1, 2010

Women Lead the Way

Tarr-Whelan asserts that the only way that we can arrive at different decisions is to change who is involved in the decision-making process. Using surprising facts and statistics, she builds a case that shows that women are often a very small part of this decision-making group, particularly at high levels such as corporate executive groups and government leadership. She discusses some of the things that are believed to hold women back, and stresses that women need to build their own confidence and develop skills such as collaboration, communication, and consensus-building. She presents research that shows that the tipping point is just 30 percent--when women's representation in top leadership positions reaches only 30 percent, change starts to happen. Tarr-Whelan combines research and advocacy for women in leadership roles with practical tools that can guide them there.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Women Lead the Way: Your Guide to Stepping Up to Leadership and Changing the World
Linda Tarr-Whelan
HD 6054.3 .T37 2009