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Dychtwald, a demographer and marketing executive, provides a riveting exploration of female economic emancipation in the 21stcentury as unprecedented numbers of women all over the world are becoming financially powerful enough to stand on their own and tip global power balances: individually, as their attitudes toward money changes; in the home; in the work place; and in society at large, as gender gaps in health and education in even the poorest nations are narrowing. Dychtwald shows how women are upending the status quo in corporate America through this rapid economic shift and offers a welcome, more micro look with her five money profiles—archetypal ways that modern women relate to their money, how financially self-confident they feel, and what they expect their money to do for them. She provides fascinating glimpses of women from all corners of the globe who are taking advantage of this change, from Uganda to Northern California, and her rousing and well-researched book contains valuable insight into a pivotal movement that holds vast and heartening advancements. (May)
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"Influence is the essential guide to a revolutionary trend that will completely alter our world. Everyone needs to read this book to comprehend the sea-change that's coming. Dychtwald's mesmerizing and insightful book takes us all on a journey into our future. Get ready."―Dr. James Canton, CEO and Chairman, Institute for Global Futures
"It's rapidly dawning on women that their growing economic power offers a tremendous opportunity to . . . change lives, markets, and the environment, simultaneously. Maddy Dychtwald has captured this speeding train with insight, data, and substance . . . A must-read."―Cathie Black, President, Hearst Magazines
"When you read this information-packed, story-filled, and very encouraging book, you'll feel renewed hope that women will be able to shape the future significantly, for the good of all of us."―Andrea Dew Steele, Founder and President, Emerge America
"Influence shows us a tectonic shift in gender roles, responsibilities, and possibilities . . . a book with the potential to change the consciousness of everyone who reads it, and, so, to help bring about the very improvements it describes."―Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
"Dychtwald's book title says it all . . . A great read for anyone who wants the latest thinking, insights, and case studies from the front lines of women's advancement efforts--and, importantly, how you as an individual can help."―Beth Brooke, Global Vice Chair of Public Policy, Ernst & Young
"Influence is an imperative measure of the great 21st-Century Economic Evolution propelled by the distinctive determination of women."―Aude Zieseniss de Thuin, Founder and CEO, Women's Forum for the Economy & Society
"Women don't usually run for elected office unless they are asked to run--several times . . . Influence convincingly asks women--more than several times--to see their opportunities for leadership and to seize them. We know that when you add women, you change everything. Let's do it!"―Marie C. Wilson, Founder and President, The White House Project
"Dychtwald and Larson show how women are gaining power and influence . . . [and] changing the world for the better. Eye-opening and encouraging."―Robert B. Reich, Professor of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley, and former U.S. Secretary of Labor
Great information and great read. As Executive producer of the PBS all women's news analysis program To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, I highly recommend this book. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Cari Stein
My wife read this book because of my lack of time. Accordingly, she also helped by writing the review. This book should be titled, "Market to Women Dummy". Ms. Read morePublished on December 14, 2010 by Dave
This is an interesting and broad survey of women's roles in the modern world. It is frankly quite optimistic, seeing positive change everywhere. Read morePublished on August 26, 2010 by Phyllis S. from Brooklyn NY
This book swings for the fences. It takes on a big theme, the economic power of women, and creates a compelling case for how women are succeeding at developing economic power and... Read morePublished on July 29, 2010 by Duff Sr.
I did not think a book on the subject of women and economics could actually fun to read but that is what I found with "Influence, How Women's Soaring Economic Power Will Transform... Read morePublished on July 20, 2010 by K. Mankin
INFLUENCE: HOW WOMEN'S SOARING ECONOMIC POWER WILL TRANSFORM OUR WORLD FOR THE BETTER examines the emergency of women as an economic force, considering how women are on the brink... Read morePublished on July 18, 2010 by Midwest Book Review
Dychtwald and Larson have written a lively, inspirational, reader friendly book. They have done their homework, compiling the latest developments in the area of women's economic... Read morePublished on June 23, 2010 by Linda Bloom
2010 is quite a year. Quite a year for women. Coast-to-coast, South Carolina to California, in the November mid-term elections, women will go up against men in newsworthy numbers,... Read morePublished on June 18, 2010 by Story Circle Book Reviews
A critically important comprehensive summary of women's economic achievements and potential, with an inspiring conclusion. Bravo!Published on May 16, 2010 by M. Parrish