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Outstanding in their field : how women corporate directors succeed

"This book blazes a trail. Rather than focusing on lack of opportunity or loudly calling for the appointment of more women to boards, it simply shows women what they can do to get on boards. In its pages, businesswomen will gain refreshing insights into the many opportunities that exist for them to rise to leadership." "The result of two years' research and interviews, the book identifies specific steps a woman can take to become qualified and competent to serve at the very top - as a director on a for-profit corporate board. Arguing that women need to "learn from the leaders, " the author lets 15 female directors tell the truth about how to find a seat at the table. Each story is different; no one path or decision worked for every woman. Their advice closes each chapter, providing encouragement and perspective from over three decades of practical experience with public company boards."--Jacket
Print Book, English, ©2009
Praeger/ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, Calif., ©2009
xvi, 247 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
9780313375842, 9780313375859, 0313375844, 0313375852
Overview : women and corporate boards
Mothers Teresa : the nonprofit path. Director profile : Gayle Edlund Wilson ; Director profile : Andrea L. Rich
Politicians : the government path. Director profile : Linnet Frazier Deily ; Director profile : Linda Griego ; Director profile : Sally K. Richardson
Les belles lettres : the academic path. Director profile : Alice Bourke Hayes ; Director profile : Mary S. Metz
Angels and venturers : the investment path. Director profile : Leslie Myers Frécon ; Director profile : Donna Frame Tuttle ; Director profile : Deborah Ann Coleman
Hans Solos : the entrepreneurial path. Director profile : Judith L. Estrin ; Director profile : Lucille S. Salhany
Ladder climbers : the corporate path. Director profile : Janet Morrison Clarke ; Director profile : Judith M. Runstad ; Director profile : Kathleen A. Cote
Conclusion : quo vadis?
Appendix 1: Fortune 1000 companies based in California with women directors, 2007
Appendix 2: Women directors on Fortune 1000 companies based in California, 2007