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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers (28 Feb. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605098736
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605098739
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.7 x 20.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,279,713 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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 Women Lead the Way: Your Guide to Stepping up to Leadership and Changing the World
Linda Tarr-Whelan. Berrett-Koehler, $24.95 (240p) ISBN 9781605091358
A smart, illuminating work for women (and the men who work with them), this leadership self-help from prominent women’s issues scholar and advocate Tarr-Whelan presents a discussion of women’s leadership styles and roles rooted in theory, research, and a shining intellect, as well as thorough knowledge of the practicalities of the modern workplace. While some arguments are familiar (a future filled with women executives will benefit women and men alike), Tarr-Whelan also digs up men’s strategies worth paying attention to--for instance, fostering tomorrow’s leaders while climbing the career ladder yourself. Many of Tarr-Whelan’s ideas are surprisingly simple, and at times counter-intuitive, but she’s clear in her reasons for questioning studies that don’t disaggregate results by

"Tarr-Whelan encourages flexibility, willingness to mentor other women, and assertive drive to push for more women in leadership positions."
-Vanessa Bush, Booklist

"The emphasis on truly changing organizational and societal norms (from donating money to charitable causes that share your goals to actively mentoring and hiring other women) is, in the end, what truly sets this title apart from other recent "women in business" titles."
-Sarah Statz Cords, The Reader's Advisor Online (for Library Journal)

From the Publisher

"Linda has produced the first seriously practical guide to stepping up to leadership. Her clear, concise, down to earth approach challenges us all to keep moving forward and leading the way. Any woman [or man] reading this book can be left in no doubt of what needs doing and more importantly, how to do it. A must read."

Rt Hon Baroness Catherine Ashton

EU Trade Commissioner [the first woman British Commissioner and first woman Trade Commissioner]

"Straightforward, empathetic and balanced, this compelling guide tells the stories that women positively engaged in changing the world will recognise. Though American in background, the messages are international and well researched. From the time of Hypatia of Alexandria through to the present day, women like Linda Tarr-Whelan do make a difference. Let's listen."

Dr Melissa Hardie, Director, The Hypatia Trust

Honorary Fellow, Exeter University.
--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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A very good book and a must for any young women starting out oh her career, wanting to get to the top of her field. It is an encouraging read and leads one to the conclution that women must take on more senior roles.
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HASH(0x953e0090) out of 5 stars Finally, An Actionable Guideline for EVERY woman! 18 Sept. 2009
By Donna Klein - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Women Lead the Way is a powerful analysis of the status of women in the world. But it is truly groundbreaking in one way that many previous books of its type are not:
it provides a concrete guideline as to how EVERY women, regardless of where you are in your life - student, homemaker, career woman, or retiree - can impact the status quo and contribute to the advancement of women. Each reader should pay special attention to the "This Week I Will..." boxes. Easy tips on how each of us can make a difference.
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HASH(0x953d8fb4) out of 5 stars "Women Lead the Way" - We need women's leadership and we need it now 7 Nov. 2009
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Thank you Linda for this incredible book. The conversation about why we need women has shifted dramatically of late, and your book summarizes all the reasons for it. Adding women is no longer just the 'right thing to do', but rather there is clear evidence that it is in everyone's self interest as it is a key to economic growth and prosperity for all. We are not fully utilizing the skills, wisdom and resources of one half of the world's population, and it is this recognition and this shift that will change the direction of our collective future for the better. It is about "critical mass" and we all have to embrace the strategies that will get us there. What is great about your book is you give everyone something to do. As an individual we can both know and use our power to address minor inequities that we face every day, and as a CEO we can choose to have a minimum of 30% women on our board of directors. Progress has been slow and that may be because we have not seen the need to change. Don't we see it now? We had a financial crisis and are still in the midst of an economic crisis, and by the way much of the rest of the world has always been facing crisis of violence and poverty. This is a book for everyone. Young, old, men and women.... buy many copies and give it to everyone and change the world. ( JZ )
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HASH(0x9569ab7c) out of 5 stars A framework for my future 11 Oct. 2009
By Catherine Kennedy - Published on
Format: Hardcover
As a young professional, this book gives me a framework for my future with concrete steps and helpful resources that I can go back to. I am inspired by Tarr-Whelan's approach to adjusting the current expectations around how a leader should lead including her 30% solution. I can't wait to get started on Monday!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x953d8c60) out of 5 stars Women Lead the Way: Your Guide to Stepping Up to Leadership and Changing the World 10 Sept. 2009
By William Keyserling - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Powerful insights from a powerful human being. Linda Tarr-Whelan has made an invaluable contibution to understanding and celebrating the often unrecognized achievements of women and even more importantly she lays out common sense approaches for all of us to step forward and realize their leadership potential in the future. A good read. An important and well told story.
HASH(0x953e0420) out of 5 stars This book I can't say enough about. It was ... 25 Feb. 2015
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This book I can't say enough about. It was written by a former U.N. Ambassador for Women's rights Linda Tarr- Whelan who speaks around the country. I had the pleasure of meeting her AFTER I read the book which had opened my eyes to so many things that I felt but never could actually put my finger on! It is inspiring, empowering and forces us to recognize that we, as women, have to train ourselves to view leadership through a different lens! When we recognize how we are holding ourselves as well as others back it will set us free to be the Leaders we were meant to be! The 30% concept: If you have 30% women at the table you begin to see the impact that can have. You can support each other in a way that being by yourself cannot generate. Too often men will talk over or around you. This is the remedy for that. We have seen that in practice with our Supreme Court that now has 30% women and the difference in the dialogue is clearly evident! I would hope that any woman that is looking for a way to have a voice in her surrounding network, from 15 to 90, take the time to read it! Women Lead the WAY!
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