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Women Leaders at Work : Untold Tales of Women Achieving Their Ambitions

By: Ghaffari, Elizabeth.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2011Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (356 p.).ISBN: 9781430237303.Subject(s): Leadership in women | Women -- Employment | Women employees -- BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women Leaders at Work : Untold Tales of Women Achieving Their AmbitionsDDC classification: 305.42 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Preliminary; Celeste Volz FordPresident and CEO, Stellar Solutions, Inc.; Anita L. DeFrantzPresident, LA84 Foundation, Kids in Sports; Robin FerraconeFounder and Executive Chair, Farient Advisors LLC; Lise L. LuttgensCEO, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles; Debra BowenSecretary of State, California; Julia GouwPresident and Chief Operating Officer, East West Bank; Jacqueline K. BartonProfessor and Chair, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology; Amy MillmanPresident, Springboard Enterprises
Sandra F. WitelsonProfessor, Department of Psychiatry, McMaster UniversityDeanell Reece TachaDean, Pepperdine University School of Law; Jennifer Tour ChayesManaging Director, Microsoft Research New England; Kellie A. McElhaneyFounder, Center for Responsible Business, Haas Business School, University of California at Berkeley; Laura RodenFounder and Managing Director, VC Privé, LLC; Myra M. HartProfessor of Entrepreneurship, Harvard Business School; Catherine BromilowPartner, PwC LLP; Barbara J. BeckChief Executive Officer, Learning Care Group; Jeanette HoranChief Information Officer, IBM
Karen S. GuicePrincipal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, US Department of DefenseBack matter
Summary: Women Leaders at Work traces the personal life decisions taken by women who found ways to achieve greatness in their work. Each story is intriguing. But, collectively, the stories provide inspiration. They illustrate how real women of varied talents from varied backgrounds traversed quite different paths, seized opportunities presented in many guises, and found ways to achieve and to contribute to society. Elizabeth Ghaffari relates these stories with an unerring instinct to reveal the fascinating, personal dimensions of real women.'' Anita K. Jones, University Professor Emerita, University of Virginia ''Women Leaders at Work shines a light on women. Today''s leaders who are women, who are changing our world, even as examples, inspire young women who are our leaders of the future. Great book!'' Frances Hesselbein, President & CEO,Leader to Leader Institute, New York, NY ''The stories of each of these amazing women read like novels -- humble beginnings, triumphs, failures, incredible determination and resourcefulness, overcoming the familiar obstacles facing women in the workplace. But these stories are true, and they inspire us. There are many more stories out there, but thanks to Elizabeth Ghaffari, we are privileged to share these few. Groundbreaking women, groundbreaking book.'' Judith M. Runstad, Attorney, FOSTER PEPPER PLLC,Seattle, WA ''I have read many books on leadership and women leaders, and Elizabeth Ghaffari's book rises to the top for me. The in-depth interviews provide insight into leadership in general, issues unique to women, as well as an insider's view into a broad array of industries. Women Leaders at Work highlights superb women leaders, beyond the ''usual suspects,'' many of whom you may never have otherwise come to know.'' Cathy Sandeen, Ph.D., MBA, Dean, UCLA Extension, University of California, Los Angeles ''In her newest book, Elizabeth Ghaffari has scouted out exceptional women who started in small, but courageous ways to follow unique visions. These women achieved positions of influence and power, but their routes to success were never straight-lined. They endured digressions and embraced change. They navigated the intricacies of corporations, academia, non-profits, and the fields of science and technology. They speak with their own voices about their lives and motivation and tell their stories with modesty and encouragement to other women who may want to lead and serve.'' Mary S. Metz, Ph.D., President Emerita, Mills College ''Women Leaders at Work is filled from cover-to-cover with stories about the lives of extraordinary women who are in leadership today. Elizabeth Ghaffari uses her exceptional interviewing talents to ask the right questions to elicit memorable lessons that are inspiring, uplifting and educational. Each of the eighteen chapters focuses on the life and career path of a fascinating, accomplished woman. Ghaffari illustrates that breakthrough success can occur in a myriad of fields from medicine, law, academia, government, public corporations, science and philanthropy. It is not necessary to stay on a narrow hierarchical career path. In fact, none of these champions followed career paths that were straight-line trajectories. ''We often have to be re-potted to grow'' and ''Don't leave the power of a corporation just because you want to change the world. Harness it,'' are two of the many memorable lessons. Women Leaders at Work is filled with important wisdom and advice for past, present and future leaders. I highly recommend this book for men and women of all ages and interests!'' Susan Murphy, Ph.D, noted author, speaker, business consultant, www.Consult4Business.com <br
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Preliminary; Celeste Volz FordPresident and CEO, Stellar Solutions, Inc.; Anita L. DeFrantzPresident, LA84 Foundation, Kids in Sports; Robin FerraconeFounder and Executive Chair, Farient Advisors LLC; Lise L. LuttgensCEO, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles; Debra BowenSecretary of State, California; Julia GouwPresident and Chief Operating Officer, East West Bank; Jacqueline K. BartonProfessor and Chair, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology; Amy MillmanPresident, Springboard Enterprises

Sandra F. WitelsonProfessor, Department of Psychiatry, McMaster UniversityDeanell Reece TachaDean, Pepperdine University School of Law; Jennifer Tour ChayesManaging Director, Microsoft Research New England; Kellie A. McElhaneyFounder, Center for Responsible Business, Haas Business School, University of California at Berkeley; Laura RodenFounder and Managing Director, VC Privé, LLC; Myra M. HartProfessor of Entrepreneurship, Harvard Business School; Catherine BromilowPartner, PwC LLP; Barbara J. BeckChief Executive Officer, Learning Care Group; Jeanette HoranChief Information Officer, IBM

Karen S. GuicePrincipal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, US Department of DefenseBack matter

Women Leaders at Work traces the personal life decisions taken by women who found ways to achieve greatness in their work. Each story is intriguing. But, collectively, the stories provide inspiration. They illustrate how real women of varied talents from varied backgrounds traversed quite different paths, seized opportunities presented in many guises, and found ways to achieve and to contribute to society. Elizabeth Ghaffari relates these stories with an unerring instinct to reveal the fascinating, personal dimensions of real women.'' Anita K. Jones, University Professor Emerita, University of Virginia ''Women Leaders at Work shines a light on women. Today''s leaders who are women, who are changing our world, even as examples, inspire young women who are our leaders of the future. Great book!'' Frances Hesselbein, President & CEO,Leader to Leader Institute, New York, NY ''The stories of each of these amazing women read like novels -- humble beginnings, triumphs, failures, incredible determination and resourcefulness, overcoming the familiar obstacles facing women in the workplace. But these stories are true, and they inspire us. There are many more stories out there, but thanks to Elizabeth Ghaffari, we are privileged to share these few. Groundbreaking women, groundbreaking book.'' Judith M. Runstad, Attorney, FOSTER PEPPER PLLC,Seattle, WA ''I have read many books on leadership and women leaders, and Elizabeth Ghaffari's book rises to the top for me. The in-depth interviews provide insight into leadership in general, issues unique to women, as well as an insider's view into a broad array of industries. Women Leaders at Work highlights superb women leaders, beyond the ''usual suspects,'' many of whom you may never have otherwise come to know.'' Cathy Sandeen, Ph.D., MBA, Dean, UCLA Extension, University of California, Los Angeles ''In her newest book, Elizabeth Ghaffari has scouted out exceptional women who started in small, but courageous ways to follow unique visions. These women achieved positions of influence and power, but their routes to success were never straight-lined. They endured digressions and embraced change. They navigated the intricacies of corporations, academia, non-profits, and the fields of science and technology. They speak with their own voices about their lives and motivation and tell their stories with modesty and encouragement to other women who may want to lead and serve.'' Mary S. Metz, Ph.D., President Emerita, Mills College ''Women Leaders at Work is filled from cover-to-cover with stories about the lives of extraordinary women who are in leadership today. Elizabeth Ghaffari uses her exceptional interviewing talents to ask the right questions to elicit memorable lessons that are inspiring, uplifting and educational. Each of the eighteen chapters focuses on the life and career path of a fascinating, accomplished woman. Ghaffari illustrates that breakthrough success can occur in a myriad of fields from medicine, law, academia, government, public corporations, science and philanthropy. It is not necessary to stay on a narrow hierarchical career path. In fact, none of these champions followed career paths that were straight-line trajectories. ''We often have to be re-potted to grow'' and ''Don't leave the power of a corporation just because you want to change the world. Harness it,'' are two of the many memorable lessons. Women Leaders at Work is filled with important wisdom and advice for past, present and future leaders. I highly recommend this book for men and women of all ages and interests!'' Susan Murphy, Ph.D, noted author, speaker, business consultant, www.Consult4Business.com <br

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Elizabeth Ghaffari is the founder, president, and chief executive officer of Technology Place Inc., a California-based company that provides technical consulting services for business clients in need of successful e-business strategies and enhanced electronic communications with customers and business partners. Ghaffari also runs Champion Boards, established to foster the design of great boards of directors through knowledge and information, with a special emphasis on the advancement of top-level women to corporate board roles. She is the author of Outstanding in their Field: How Women Corporate Directors Succeed (Praeger, 2009) consisting of interviews and lessons from 15 female corporate directors at Fortune 1000 firms in California. She writes for major business journals and blogs on the topic of corporate governance and diversity. Ghaffari received her master s degree in management from the Anderson School of Business, University of California at Los Angeles, and her bachelor of science degree in political science from The American University in Washington, D.C.

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