Women with Attitude

Women with Attitude

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This book answers all the questions you've ever wanted to ask top-ranking women directors: How did they make it to the top? What do they think of their success? How does it affect their lives? It brings individual stories of accomplishment together with expert research into the emergence of women entrepreneurs, aspects of leadership, and the politics of breaking into the boardroom. Here, nineteen top-achieving businesswomen tell the stories of their career success. A groundbreaking study of women in management, entrepreneurship and the politics of leadership, it includes interviews with Barbara Cassani of Go Fly airlines, Camelot's Dianne Thompson, Pearson's Dame Majorie Scardino and Anita Roddick of The Body Shop. All winners of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year Award, their diverse lives have been brought together here for the first time. A fascinating insight into the minds and lives of some of the world's top businesswomen, this is a must-read for those seeking inspiration and advice.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 158 x 234 x 24mm | 680.39g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 15 b&w photographs, references, index
  • 0415287421
  • 9780415287425
  • 1,719,619

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"How do women reach the top ranks in the business world? This book explores the ways.."-Business Horizons "Professor Susan Vinnecombe and John Bank do an excellent job of relating the personal stories of highly successful business women to what we thought we knew about the experiences of women in management. In so doing, they increase our knowledge of both the obstacles women face in pursuing careers and the unique strategies they adopt to overcome these obstacles and take charge of their own careers. "Gary N. Powell, Professor of Management, University of Connecticut .""Boards may be boring; the experiences of the women who have joined the ultimate "old boy's club" are anything but, as this book illustrates. The authors' approach which combines solid research with the life stories of women directors makes for a very readable and timely book. "Mary C. Mattis, Associate Director & Senior Research Faculty, Center for Gender in Organizations, Simmons Graduate School of Management, Simmons College.""Based on a blend of research evidence and the career and life journeys of 16 very successful women, the authors provide an engaging picture of how women break into the boardroom. Should be required reading for all senior managers and board members. "Ronald J. Burke, York University."show more

Table of contents

Foreward. Preface. Acknowledgements. Part I: The Veuve Clicquot Dimension 1. The Story of Madame Clicquot 2: The Business Woman of the Year Award Part II: The Profiles Barbara Cassani, CEO, Go Fly; Dianne Thompson, CEO, Camelot; Nikki Beckett: CEO, NSB Retail Systems plc; Anne Wood, CBE, Founder and Creative Director, Ragdoll Productions; Dame Marjorie Scardino, CEO, Pearson; Patricia Vaz, Executive Director, BT Retail; Patsy Bloom, Founder and Former Chief Executive, Pet Plan Group; Phyllis Cunningham, CBE, Former Chief Executive, The Royal Marsden Hospital; Prue Leith, OBE, Founder, Leith School of Food and Wine; Ann Gloag, Founder, Stagecoach; Mair Barnes, Former CEO Woolworths; Sophie Mirman, OBE, Founder, Sock Shop and CEO, Trotters; Anita Roddick, OBE, Founder, The Body Shop; Debbie Moore, CEO, Pineapple; Verity Lambert, Chief Executive, Cinema Verity; Ann Burdus, Former Chairman and Chief Executive, Mc Cann and Company Group; Ase Aulie Michelet, President of Amersham Health, Norway; Marianne Nilson, Managing Director, Atlet, a Family-Owned, Truck Manufacturer, Sweden; Monique Moulle-Zetterstrom, Managing Director, Orange Mobile Phones, Denmark. Part III: The Commentary 1: Making it to the Top 2: Emerging Women Entrepreneurs 3: Personal Definitions of Success 4: Leadership with a Difference 5: Breaking into the Corporate Boardroom 6: Career Strategy Checklist: Accelerating your Career; References. Indexshow more