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Dare: Straight Talk on Confidence, Courage, and Career for Women in Charge
From a veteran Fortune 500 executive, how women can reach andsucceed in top leadership positions
Though women hold a majority of the managerial and professionaljobs in the workforce, they occupy a mere 14% of C-suite positionsat Fortune 500 firms. To break through this stubborn glass ceiling,women must learn to take bold steps when career-defining momentsarise. During her 33-year career at Southern Company, a Fortune 500utility company, Becky Blalock rose to become CIO in atraditionally male industry. Now she offers her own hard-wonadvice, as well as that of 28 top female executives, to show allaspiring women how to dare to reach the highest tier of leadershipand C-suite positions.
Includes advice and mentoring lessons from top women businessleaders such as: Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of the Girl Scouts ofthe USA; Kat Cole, President of Cinnabon; Carol Tomé, CFO ofHome Depot; Dr. Beverly Tatum, president of Spelman College, andJeanette Horan, CIO of IBM, among many others
Features straightforward, honest advice on gaining confidence,speaking up, finding mentors, learning to fail, building a networkof allies, managing others, and more
Written by pioneering business leader Becky Blalock, with aForeword by Anne Mulcahy, former chairperson and CEO of XeroxCorporation
Dare is must-needed guide for women everywhere, at everylevel, striving to develop the character, skills, andrelationships that deliver greater success in the workplace. read more