What really strikes me about the women profiled is that they while they identify the typical qualities we might associate with leaders (strength, decisiveness, quick judgment, etc.) they also point to the softer, more feminine qualities as keys to their success (listening, compassion, admitting weaknesses, etc.). I find that interesting because we were always told to downplay those qualities in order to make it, but these women have embraced them. Full disclosure, I'm a WIT member and helped promote this book because I was really inspired by the stories. If you are looking for some inspiration in your career or just want to know that you can take a wide variety of paths to reach your goal, this is a good read.