PrefaceThe Story behind the Book

This book is the result of my personal leadership journey over more than four decades, much of it devoted to advancing and empowering women. I started writing the book with the belief that having more women leaders can make a big difference. Working on it for the past two years has convinced me more than ever that this is true. New leaders—women leaders—are needed to bring fresh air and creative ideas to meet the challenges of dramatic shifts in the world economy, communities, and companies.

Wherever decisions are made, you and women like you as leaders will add value and balance. As the humanitarian organization CARE says, “Women are the most underutilized natural resource in the world.” As women, we bring great ...

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