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A Woman's Place is in the Boardroom: The Roadmap: The Roadmap [NOOK Book]

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A Woman's Place is in the Boardroom was the first step on a journey. This book is the second. In the three years since the first book was published, the authors have become even more convinced that the general problem, the absence of women from top strategic decision-making bodies, is among the most important problems of our time. They suggested, in the Preface to the earlier book, that 'the problems that face our world are so complex and difficult that we will need all the talent available to solve them'. There ...
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Overview

A Woman's Place is in the Boardroom was the first step on a journey. This book is the second. In the three years since the first book was published, the authors have become even more convinced that the general problem, the absence of women from top strategic decision-making bodies, is among the most important problems of our time. They suggested, in the Preface to the earlier book, that 'the problems that face our world are so complex and difficult that we will need all the talent available to solve them'. There can be no doubt that some progress has been made, in terms of women gaining access to strategic decision-making bodies, but nor can there be much doubt that the complexity and difficulty of the global issues and problems that they and their fellow board members face have also increased.
 
Thanks to their continued involvement in the FTSE 100 Cross-Company Mentoring Programme, the authors have learned a great deal since the first publication and developed some new ideas, including a useful matrix of the essential elements involved in women becoming successful candidates for board level positions. Contained in this book is the extended 'how to' derived from what they've learned – the 'Roadmap'. It sets out the route that women executives who want to improve their chances of being appointed to boards should follow, and identifies the signs to note along the way. The book will also be useful to companies wishing to appoint more female directors.
 
More women on the boards of our large companies isn't going to solve global problems at a stroke, but it will contribute to their solution, by increasing the reservoirs of human ingenuity, imagination, insight and will available to address them. In the final analysis, the authors think, it's what you do with power and influence that matters.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230231085
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 6/13/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 9.49 (h) x 0.63 (d)
  • File size: 872 KB

Meet the Author


PENINAH THOMSON is a partner of Praesta Partners LLP, the UK's leading executive coaching firm and sponsor of the FTSE 100 Cross-Company Mentoring Programme. Formerly a director of The Change Partnership, before that she was a director in the London office of Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Thomson began her career in the UK Foreign Office, working for the Board of National Delegates of NATO in Paris. She has worked extensively with chief executives and boards in the public and the private sectors in the UK and overseas, on strategy, organizational change and culture, and leadership.

 



JACEY GRAHAM is a Partner of Brook Graham LLP, which specialises in the strategic management of Diversity and Inclusion in global companies. She was formerly head of Diversity Strategy and Planning at Shell International. Her early career was in the banking sector where she held various corporate roles in talent and career management, leadership development and executive resourcing. Before joining Shell she was head of Executive Succession for the Lloyds TSB Group. Graham is a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield School of Management's International Centre for Women Leaders.

 



TOM LLOYD is a management writer and author. He is a former editor of Financial Weekly and Management Today, was founder editor of Gemini Consulting's quarterly management journal Transformation and wrote the 'Working Brief' column in The Sunday Telegraph for several years. He has written five books, including Managing Knowhow, with Karl-Erik Sveiby, (Bloomsbury, 1987) and The 'nice' company (Bloomsbury, 1990).

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Table of Contents

Introduction         
The state of play
Deciding to engage        
The written rules of engagement
The unwritten rules 
A sense of direction
Cultivating board qualities
Setting out your stall 
Mind the gap     
Board games
Over the horizon
Afterword
The point is to do something
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  • Posted July 5, 2010

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    A woman's guide to gaining a board position

    In their earlier book, A Woman's Place Is in the Boardroom: The Business Case, executive coach Peninah Thomson and management consultant Jacey Graham, working with Tom Lloyd, identified a universal problem in corporate boardrooms around the world: a dearth of female members. The reasons, they explained, are a shortage of qualified female candidates and a biased selection process. As a sequel to that book, The Roadmap plots a route guiding women executives to board positions. The journey includes eight main milestones they must pass on their way to landing their desired positions. The book is not without its detours, however, and some chapters meander slightly or delve into seemingly tangential topics. Some of the material is targeted only at women executives in the U.K. Still, getAbstract considers this a trip worth taking for any woman seeking a coveted board position. Businesses that want to remove the roadblocks for women board candidates will also benefit from each chapter's "Reflections for Companies."

    To learn more about this book, check out the following link: http://www.getabstract.com/summary/11074/a-womans-place-is-in-the-boardroom.html

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