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Leading Women

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Stop waiting around for the career--and life--that you deserve and start taking the reins! Leading Women shows you how to claim power and respect, conquer your internal barriers, and change the world by helping other women do the same. Featuring stories from twenty nationally acclaimed female leaders, this empowering guide offers real-life advice for breaking free of the predetermined roles in the business world and life. Powerful women such as New York Times bestselling author Marci Shimoff, advocacy leader Gloria Feldt, and Emmy-winning television host Aurea McGarry describe what it's like to go beyond their comfort zones, hold their own in a male-dominated environment, and take control of the situations that keep many women from achieving their goals. From corporate coach Lois Frankel's key ways to becoming a natural and necessary leader to bestselling author M. Bridget Cook-Burch's struggles after years of abuse, their insight will help you embrace your purpose, seize important opportunities, and overcome any obstacle that comes your way.

With the guidance of these influential, resourceful leaders, you'll maximize your personal power, exceed your business goals, and establish a network designed to support and celebrate your fellow women.

Table of Contents

  1. Title
  2. Contents
  3. Dedication
  4. Introduction
  5. Part One: Mastering Our External Environment
    1. From Oppression to Leadership: Women Redefine Power, by Gloria Feldt
    2. The Power of the Podium: Challenges and Opportunities to Be Seen and Heard, by Lois Phillips, PhD
    3. Power Up! Three Ways to Build Credibility and Make Yourself Heard, by Claire Damken Brown, PhD
    4. Eight Key Ways Women Become Natural and Necessary Leaders, by Lois P. Frankel, PhD
    5. Soft Is the New Hard: The Hidden Power of Feminine Skills, by Birute Regine, EdD
  6. Part Two: Mastering Our Internal Environment
    1. Do You Need a Reason to Love?, by Marci Shimoff
    2. Poise, the Final Ingredient, by Linda Rendleman
    3. Transforming the Stories We Tell Ourselves As Women, by M. Bridget Cook-Burch
    4. How Women Can Hit the Bull’s-Eye with Courage (Every Time), by Sandra Ford Walston
    5. The Burden of Greatness, by Marcia Reynolds, PsyD
    6. Four Lessons from a Tire Iron, by Lisa Mininni
    7. The Power of Perspective and Perception, by Kristin Andress
    8. The New Beauty Paradox, by Vivian Diller, PhD, with Michele Willens
    9. Ignite Your Life and Connect for a Better World, by Nancy D. O’Reilly, PsyD
  7. Part Three: Connecting to Support Each Other
    1. Seven Keys to Unlocking Female Leadership, by Janet Rose Wojtalik, EdD
    2. You Do Not Have to Be a Feminist to Support Women’s Equality, by Cheryl Benton
    3. Redefining Sex and Power: How Women Can Bankroll Change and Fund Their Future, by Joanna L. Krotz
    4. African Women Rising—Empowering the Agents of Change, by Rebecca Tinsley
    5. Information: The Best Form of Philanthropy, by Shirley Osborne
    6. Live Your Legacy: Leadership, Philanthropy, and Transformation, by Aurea McGarry
  8. Conclusion
  9. Contributor
  10. Resources
  11. Acknowledgments
  12. Copyright