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Leading with Care: How Women Around the World are Inspiring Businesses, Empowering Communities, and Creating Opportunity

Book Description

In partnership with international relief agency CARE, an inspiring look at how women around the world are developing businesses and creating opportunity.

In this ground-breaking business book, management expert Mary Cantando examines the stories of women in the developing world who, with help from the non-profit organization CARE, have capitalized on personal and professional opportunities, contributed to their communities, influenced their physical environment, and overcome discrimination on the road to establishing self-sufficiency and building strong lives and strong businesses Structured around these five principles CARE's mission statement, Leading with Care expertly bridges inspiring stories of human endeavor with straight-up business lessons that all of us can apply to our work and organizations. Featuring interviews with top female executives at American companies who devote their own time and resources to CARE, we see just how much we can learn when it comes to growth, opportunity, and community. Each section ends with a discussion and specific questions that will help you integrate the lessons in your own life.

In an ever-shifting world, CARE's message is timeless. Its practical approach to building businesses and self-sufficiency, in any economy, in any nation, gives us all hope and the power to create our own secure futures.

Table of Contents

  1. Praise
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Foreword
  6. Introduction
    1. An Organization Making a World of Difference
    2. A Unique and Powerful Approach to Leadership
    3. Moving Toward a Better World for All Women
  7. Part 1 - DEVELOPING SELF-SUFFICIENCY
    1. Recognizing a Need
    2. Creating Opportunities for Self-Reliance
    3. CREATING SELF-SUFFICIENCY THROUGH TRAINING
      1. Living an Unlikely Life
      2. Following the Dreams of Her Childhood
      3. Starting Out Small
      4. Moving Ahead Step-by-Step
      5. Seeing Beyond Herself
      6. Looking to the Future
      7. Lighting the Way for the Next Generation
    4. BLAZING A PATH THROUGH SPORTS
      1. Blazing a Trail for Women Athletes
      2. Taking the Next Step
      3. Developing the Right Foundation and Relationships
      4. Inspiring Future Lionesses
      5. Challenging Conventional Wisdom
      6. Setting the Self-Sufficiency Example for Others
    5. OVERCOMING CHALLENGES TO ACHIEVE SELF-SUFFICIENCY
      1. Creating Success on Her Own Terms
      2. Leaving Doubters Behind
      3. Looking Ahead to the Next Thing
      4. Relying on an Inner Compass
    6. GAINING SELF-SUFFICIENCY WHILE HELPING OTHERS
      1. Searching for Support
      2. Starting a New Business
      3. Insisting on Fair Trade
    7. IMPLEMENTING SELF-SUFFICIENCY IN YOUR OWN LIFE
  8. Part 2 - CAPITALIZING ON OPPORTUNITY
    1. Tying Opportunity to Action
    2. Creating Opportunity Around the World
    3. CAPITALIZING ON OPPORTUNITY IN NIGER
      1. Thinking Big While Taking Small Steps
      2. Getting Started on Pennies a Week
      3. Building a Business Step-by-Step
      4. Growing a Business by Employing Others
      5. Overcoming Almost Impossible Odds
      6. Achieving Amazing Results
      7. Building Beyond a Business
      8. Growing Through Self-Reliance
      9. Moving Forward
    4. SEIZING GOOD FORTUNE
      1. Getting Started in the Hotel Industry
      2. Making a Difference Through Microenterprise
      3. Preparing for Future Needs
      4. Showing Results
    5. BUILDING A DIFFERENT KIND OF BUSINESS
      1. Moving to the “Big Time”
      2. Moving on to Another Opportunity
      3. Capitalizing on Connections
      4. Creating the Opportunity for Opportunity
    6. OVERCOMING NAYSAYERS
      1. Converting a Severance into a Business
      2. Relying on Other Women
    7. CAPITALIZING ON OPPORTUNITY IN YOUR OWN LIFE
      1. Determine What’s Important
      2. Look for the Opportunity
      3. Take It Step-by-Step
  9. Part 3 - BUILDING COMMUNITY
    1. Creating a Community Through Coalition
    2. Creating a Community of Girls
    3. Providing Global Support Through Communities
    4. Creating Communities Through Sports
    5. BUILDING COMMUNITY IN INDIA
      1. Bringing Health Care to Their Doorstep
      2. Fighting Inevitable Illnesses
    6. BUILDING COMMUNITY EVERYWHERE
      1. Shaking Things Up to Drive Needed Change
      2. Building Community Through Sports
      3. Reaching Across Oceans and Borders
      4. Moving Along Quickly
      5. Raising the Noise
      6. Imprinting a Vision of the Future
    7. JOINING FORCES IN THE BUSINESS WORLD
      1. Creating a Community of Women Presidents
    8. CREATING AN ADVISORY BOARD COMMUNITY
      1. Recognizing Smart, Successful Women
      2. Reaching Women Around the World
    9. BUILDING COMMUNITY IN YOUR OWN LIFE
      1. Defining the Problem
      2. Determining the Scope and Format of Your Community
      3. Establishing a Culture of Trust
  10. Part 4 - PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT THROUGH ACTION AND POLICY
    1. Addressing the Issue at the Grass Roots
    2. Supporting People and the Planet
    3. PROVIDING CLEAN WATER IN MOZAMBIQUE
      1. Sharing in a Worldwide Problem
      2. Obtaining a Fair Share
      3. Reflecting a Wider Problem
    4. PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT THROUGH CORPORATE LEADERSHIP
      1. Seeing the Need for Change
      2. Making a Difference
      3. Leading the Fight
    5. SAVING THE ENVIRONMENT ONE PLATE AT A TIME
      1. Giving Birth to the Green Goddess Alliance
    6. BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE
      1. Designing Green to Save Resources
      2. Improving Life for Individuals and Businesses
    7. SAFEGUARDING THE ENVIRONMENT IN YOUR OWN LIFE
  11. Part 5 - ADDRESSING DISCRIMINATION
    1. Dissecting the Problem Behind the Problem
    2. Spreading the Word to Build Solidarity
    3. OVERCOMING DISCRIMINATION THROUGH LITERACY
      1. Living Life on the Brink
      2. Launching a Solution
    4. ADDRESSING DISCRIMINATION THROUGH CORPORATE LEADERSHIP
      1. Creating Products That Make a Difference
      2. Celebrating Communities of Color
      3. Delivering Spoonfuls of Stories
      4. Eliminating Hunger Through Technical Philanthropy
      5. Creating New Pathways
      6. Improving Livestock Production
      7. Reaching the Tipping Point
    5. LEARNING TO CAPITALIZE ON THE DIFFERENCES
      1. Escaping to a Different World
    6. OVERCOMING BIAS IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION
      1. Overcoming Recurring Discrimination
      2. Creating a High Profile
      3. Helping Others Sidestep Discrimination
    7. ADDRESSING DISCRIMINATION IN YOUR OWN LIFE
  12. A Final Note from the Author: Leaving a Legacy
  13. Learning More About These Women and Organizations
  14. Afterword
  15. Acknowledgements
  16. About the Author
  17. Index