In the new book, Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life, a picture quickly emerges of a realm of new thinking women working strongly together to better our gender and change the way we think about power. Divided into three sections, the book uses the writings of 20 different successful women to describe how to change our ways of thinking, put new skills into practice and to reach out and help other women.
The book speaks about the financial powers of women and how our methods of communication can often be an asset, vs. what has often been seen as a weakness in some business culture. The book encourages women to speak up in meetings, take a stand and to contribute something back to the world as we make a name for ourselves. Most powerful to me was a section on how to encourage us to rethink money and how we discuss our skills and accomplishments. I realized so much of my adult life has had me “playing small” in old patterns to be seen as ladylike and not someone with stakes in the game of business.
Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life is powerful and inspiring. For the mom that works full-time, or the young woman who has just left higher education and is pursuing her career, the book makes a case for women to shatter the glass ceiling and fly higher than we ever have before. I can’t recommend this book enough to women of all ages.
Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life is available December 5th from Adams Media Corporation.