Outstanding in Their Field: How Women Corporate Directors Succeed

Overview

This book blazes a trail. Rather than focusing on lack of opportunity or loudly calling for the appointment of more women to boards, it simply shows women what they can do to get on boards. In its pages, businesswomen will gain refreshing insights into the many opportunities that exist for them to rise to leadership.

The result of two years' research and interviews, the book identifies specific steps a woman can take to become qualified and competent to serve at the very top—as ...

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Overview

This book blazes a trail. Rather than focusing on lack of opportunity or loudly calling for the appointment of more women to boards, it simply shows women what they can do to get on boards. In its pages, businesswomen will gain refreshing insights into the many opportunities that exist for them to rise to leadership.

The result of two years' research and interviews, the book identifies specific steps a woman can take to become qualified and competent to serve at the very top—as a director on a for-profit corporate board. Arguing that women need to "learn from the leaders, " the author lets 15 female directors tell the truth about how to find a seat at the table. Each story is different; no one path or decision worked for every woman. Their advice closes each chapter, providing encouragement and perspective from over three decades of practical experience with public company boards.

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"This volume outlines the steps women can take to become qualified and competent directors on for-profit or corporate boards. Ghaffari describes the six most prominent paths to success and women directors who followed them through nonprofit, academic, government, corporate, investment, and entrepreneurship fields. Fifteen women from California

Fortune 1000 firms (as of 2006-2007) are profiled. The profiles include discussion about their decisions, lessons learned, and various positions. Ghaffari is associated with a technology advisory firm. Her Surveys of Women on Boards of Directors at California-Based Fortune 1000 Firms provided the biographical and research foundation for the volume."

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Reference & Research Book News

"Each chapter closes with one woman's advice, providing encouragement and perspective from over three decades of practical experience with public company boards."

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Washington State Bar Association

"Elizabeth has given us a roadmap to the Boardroom."

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Women Executive Leadership

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313375842
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/30/2009
  • Pages: 247
  • Sales rank: 1,459,777
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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