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  • Published: 1 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9781576753828
  • Imprint: Berrett-Koehler
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 168
  • RRP: $45.00

The Female Vision

Women's Real Power at Work



The Female Vision shows why:

• What women see matters to organizations
• What women notice is what organizations need now
• What women value Will Define Organizational Excellence in The Future

Women often see the world from a different angle than men. But this fact has been overlooked in most organizations. In this brilliant and strongly argued new book, Sally Helgesen and Julie Johnson demonstrate why “the female vision”—what women notice, what they value, how they connect the dots—constitutes women’s most powerful asset in the workplace. Drawing on multiple strands of research, including their own Satisfaction Profile Assessment, they show what companies must do to engage, energize, and support talented women. And they show women how to nurture and sustain their own greatest gifts.

  • Published: 1 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9781576753828
  • Imprint: Berrett-Koehler
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 168
  • RRP: $45.00

About the authors

Sally Helgesen

Sally Helgesen is an internationally acclaimed speaker and consultant who specialises in helping women achieve their potential in the workplace. She has delivered leadership programmes to companies including Microsoft, IBM, the World Bank and Pfizer. A contributing editor to strategy+business magazine, Helgesen is the author of six bestselling books including the classic bestseller The Female Advantage, as well as The Web of Inclusion, which was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the greatest leadership books of all time.

Praise for The Female Vision

“The book deserves our full attention!  The authors make a compelling case for why we need to rethink leadership development and selection. They show why we desperately need leaders who exhibit broad-spectrum notice, find satisfaction in the daily experience of work, and have a penchant for viewing work in a larger social context.” —Linda A. Hill, Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration, and Faculty Chair, The Leadership Initiative, Harvard Business SchoolThe Female Vision provides an essential guidebook for leaders of the future. Those seeking to inspire and engage women’s talents will find it indispensable.”  —Frances Hesselbein, President and CEO, Leader to Leader Institute “Nothing has more potential for healing the planet than the purposeful vision of women. This book paves the way!” —Richard Leider, author of The Power of Purpose “The world is experiencing a crisis of confidence about its leaders.  The Female Vision shows how women can address this by redefining leadership. It’s the right message for women and for girls!”  —Kathy Cloninger, CEO, Girl Scouts of the USAThe Female Vision is essential for those who want to understand the real difference women’s leadership can make to our economy and society by emphasizing the power of women’s strategic thinking.” —Linda Basch, President, National Council for Research on Women “The economic crisis provided a wake-up call. Organizations must do a better job of drawing on women’s visionary talents. Thank you, Sally and Julie, for building the case!” —Jacki Zehner, former partner, Goldman Sachs, and Vice-Chair, Women's Funding Network “Sally Helgesen and Julie Johnson show the price the world pays for not listening to women but also shows women what they must do to be heard.” —Michelle Clayman, founder and Chair, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University “The Female Vision digs deep to find the real reason women’s progress has stalled and shows why companies have been so slow to adapt. Read it, believe it, live it!” —Margaret Heffernan, author of Women on Top "Visionary! Twenty-first century leadership, talent, and market imperatives make this book a mandatory management read. A real eye-opener." —Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, author of How Women Mean Business “The business case has been proven—financial results are far better with women in the C-suite and the boardroom. Sally and Julie’s research shows CEOs how to set a new tone at the top by leveraging the competitive advantage of women’s leadership.” —Janice Reals Ellig, Co-CEO, Chadick Ellig Executive Search Advisors and President, New York Women’s Forum “Provocative and timely. The Female Vision shows why what women see matters. It offers strategies for women seeking to develop their leadership capacity and actionable advice for employers to help them do so.” —Mary Brabeck, Dean, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York University “Women leaders are underrepresented today in the nonprofit sector as well as in the corporate world. The Female Vision clearly articulates what women uniquely bring to leadership of any organization.” —Susan E. Danish, Executive Director, Association of Junior Leagues International “Too much male-think brought the world’s financial system to its knees. It’s time to bring The Female Vision into the corner office!” —Consuelo Mack, anchor and Managing Editor, WealthTrack “Reading The Female Vision can help women assume greater control. As I read it, I kept thinking, ‘This is how I really think, feel, and work.’” —Michele Coleman Mayes, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Allstate