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Women Lead the Way

Your Guide to Stepping Up to Leadership and Changing the World

Linda Tarr-Whelan


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Despite enormous gains made in the past decades, women continue to be woefully underrepresented in positions of power. This is a loss for everyone—important priorities are overlooked and organizations miss out on the range of talent and fresh insights that women can offer.

Entrepreneur, diplomat, nonprofit and government leader, nurse, and mom Linda Tarr-Whelan marshals eye-opening facts and figures to decisively dispel the myths that still hold women back and shows women how to build their confidence and skills to pioneer a distinctive approach to leadership, one that emphasizes collaboration, communication, and consensus. Taking lessons from her own distinguished career and those of the extraordinary women she has known, she offers a women-led strategy for change and a complete set of practical road-tested tools readers can use to become powerful partners in creating a better future in a rapidly changing world.

Praise For Women Lead the Way: Your Guide to Stepping Up to Leadership and Changing the World

“Linda Tarr-Whelan’s astute and compelling analysis of the need for a critical mass of women at our nation’s decision-making tables and how to achieve it is right on target.”
Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority Foundation

“Unleashing the potential of women’s true economic leadership is critical to growth. We are half the labor force and own nearly half of small businesses—without women’s full economic participation there will be no complete, sustainable recovery.”
—Astrid Pregel , Senior Advisor, Women's Economic Empowerment, Canadian International Development Agency and President, Feminomics

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 9781605091358, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 5, 2009

About the Author

Linda Tarr-Whelan is currently a distinguished senior fellow of the national think tank Demos, was cofounder and managing director of the consulting firm Tarr-Whelan and Associates, and was ambassador to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.