—Catherine Moy, Chief People Officer, BDO USA, LLP
“Levitt probes the challenges that are unique to women as they face decisions in their lives, and provides warm insights and encouraging anecdotes to help guide us through those decisions.”
—Kathryn Hayley, Former CEO, Aon Consulting Worldwide
“Daniella offers important insight and suggestions on the very important element of risk taking.”
—Wayne Berson, CEO, BDO USA, LLP
“Ready, Set…Risk! raises a number of important issues for both women striving to make the most of their careers, and for organizations like ours, that want to attract and retain female talent.”
—Trisha Conley, Head of Talent & Resourcing, Downstream, BP
“Daniella has compiled a diverse and distinct set of experiences and views as she helps the reader assess perspectives in risk.”
—Connie Lindsey, Executive Vice President,
Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity and Inclusion, Northern Trust
“Every time a woman chooses security and the safe bet over something new, she is missing the opportunity to achieve greater success and fulfillment in work and in life. Ready, Set…RISK! is filled with real-life stories that are engaging and inspiring….a very practical guide to developing the confidence and the ability to take calculated risks that lead to great reward.”
— Debbie Storey, Senior Vice President, Talent Development and Chief Diversity Officer, AT&T
In general, women approach career-related decisions that entail risk differently than men do, and take fewer risks in their careers than men do. Are you the type of person who regularly takes career risks but is disappointed with returns, or someone who does not take career risks because you are concerned about the consequences? Do you only have an appetite for limited risk so need every career risk to count, or are you a serial career risk taker who wishes to set new highs in your risk-taking returns as you progress in your career? In this book Daniella Levitt explores why risk taking is an essential part of any woman’s career management and advancement strategy. Ready, Set…RISK! is the indispensable ‘how to’ of successful risk taking in your career.
Daniella Levitt grew up in South Africa. Her passion is empowering transformational change. When she was twenty-six, Daniella moved to the United States. After eleven years with Deloitte Consulting she decided to leave in the year she was up for Partner, and joined Aon Consulting as a Senior Vice President. After Aon, Daniella founded two successful companies. Ovation Global Strategies assists corporations with complex transformational change initiatives, and Daniella Levitt Enterprises focuses on development and advancement of women in the workplace—specifically leveraging strategies around risk taking and cross-generational collaboration.