September 4, 2012

News & Opinion: Being a Leader: Women on the Rise

By: Sally Haldorson @ 4:09 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

We've released a new exploration over on KnowledgeBlocks. This month's Being a Leader curriculum is titled: Women on the Rise. KnowledgeBlocks members can enjoy reading through the 5 recommended books and the material we've curated to help you build your business knowledge about why and how women get to the top.
Women leaders are becoming more common in high-profile companies, and we celebrate their achievements. Marissa Mayer recently took the top spot at Yahoo amid some controversy (e.g. whether she has the background, how she will perform while pregnant and as a new mother.) Regardless of the strides, the issue of women progressing and succeeding in the workplace is always a complicated one, and in this exploration, we look at the residual inertia women face as they rise through the ranks, and how they can counter future resistances and challenges.

The Glass Elevator: A Guide to Leadership Presence for Women on the Rise by Ora Shtull

The End of Men and the Rise of Women by Hanna Rosin

Vital Voices: The Power of Women Leading Change Around the World by Alyse Nelson

Iron Butterflies: Women Transforming Themselves and the World by Birute Regine (Q&A)

The Female Vision: Women's Real Power at Work by Sally Helgesen & Julie Johnson
Break Your Own Rules by Jill Flynn, Kathryn Heath, Mary Davis Holt

About Sally Haldorson

Sally Haldorson's job as 800-CEO-READ’s General Manager is to make 800-CEO-READ a great place to work for our employees, and a consistently high-performing customer service organization for our clients, authors, and our partners in the publishing industry. In addition to her General Manager duties ensuring collaboration, integration, and quality, she reads, writes, reviews, curates, and edits for the company. Helping craft The 100 Best Business Books of All Time used parts of both skill sets. Outside of work, she is most likely to be found hitting a tennis ball around or hanging out with her boys (husband, child, dog) at home.