Getting ahead in today’s competitive, cutthroat business world is tough, particularly for women, who account for only 3% of Fortune 500 CEOs, even though females comprise nearly half the US workforce. What are the reasons for the “thinning effect,” in which fewer women advance up the professional ladder? Selena Rezvani, a consultant on women and leadership, has the answer to that question and many more, based on her studies and interviews with 30 female executives from a variety of fields. Rezvani targets her advice to Generations X and Y women, who are now entering the marketplace and can most benefit from the experiences of those who have gone before them. She explores networking, negotiating, managing office politics and “integrating” (rather than balancing) your work and your life. getAbstract considers this thoroughly researched text a must read, not only for women launching their careers, but also for anyone, male or female, with leadership aspirations.
In this summary, you will learn
- What keeps women from attaining leadership roles,
- What strategies women can use to embark upon fulfilling careers, and
- What advice 30 top female leaders offer on business and success.
About the Author
Selena Rezvani is a consultant, coach and speaker on women and leadership.