This is the story of how and why women's full participation in leadership matters is still seemingly a well-kept secret. To have the future we all want, women must play a more robust role in setting priorities and allocating resources. Evidence from around the world validates the findings of the United Nations General Assembly in 1995, which set a baseline of at least 30% women at the table as a prerequisite for genuine partnership and lasting, positive change in the international arena. We see the same phemena in the business world. More women as corporate officers and members of boards of directors results in stronger financial performance. At 30% representation, we see concrete, positive outcomes for everyone t just women -- including increased shareholder value, more flexible management approaches, a broader definition of success, and better bottom lines. More women at the table means more progress for all of us. Get started on a win-win women-led strategy to bring about the leadership balance we all need. You will gain a clear understanding of how and why Women Lead the Way , and receive practical, road-tested tactics to help you and other women step up and into leadership.
Linda Tarr-Whelan is a premier expert on women's leadership in this country and internationally and a distinguished fellow of the well-known national think-tank, DEMOS. Linda was a US delegate to the UN 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing, and her career path and networks stretch across the globe. She has also held leadership roles in business, nonprofit, and political organizations, including union organizer and negotiator, lead lobbyist for a two million-member teacher's organization, Deputy Assistant to President Jimmy Carter, and a US Ambassador appointed by President Bill Clinton. Foreword author Marie Wilson is founder and President of The White House Project, co-creator of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work (R) Day and author of Closing the Leadership Gap: Why Women Can and Must Help Run the World