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More Than 85 Broads: Women Making Career Choices, Taking Risks, and Defining Success - On Their Own Terms: Women Making Career Choices, Taking Risks, and Defining Success -- On Their Own Terms Hardcover – Bargain Price, March 13, 2006


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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (March 13, 2006)
  • ISBN-10: 0071423680
  • ASIN: B002FL5G0Q
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,419,904 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

THEY'RE SMART. THEY'RE COURAGEOUS. THEY'RE CONNECTED.

MEET THE WOMEN OF 85 BROADS

Trailblazers. Adventurers. Entrepreneurs. Parents. Givers. Survivors. Officers. Ambassadors. Visionaries.

Wall Street trailblazer Janet Hanson introduces us to the extraordinary women of 85 Broads, the independent network she founded in 1999 for women professionals who currently or formerly worked for investment banking powerhouse Goldman Sachs.

The name of the network is a humorous play on Goldman's address, 85 Broad Street in NYC. Today this phenomenal network has grown into a global community that reaches across cultures, borders, career paths, and generations to connect and empower over 10,000 members around the world. It now includes women from the leading graduate business schools and undergraduate campuses through the network's unique “Broad2Broad” and “Broad2Be” co-mentoring partnerships.

“WOW!! More Than 85 Broads is smashing, funny, sad, penetrating, revealing and wholly relevant. On behalf of my three daughters who will be facing the working world after 2010, I thank you. Their lives will be immeasurably enriched by the book and the incredible network you've created.”-PETER D. KIERNAN, former Partner of Goldman Sachs and Chairman of the Christopher Reeve Foundation

“Janet Hanson isn't just an incredible networker. Nor is she simply a Wall Street success story and a prosperous entrepreneur. There is only one way to describe Janet Hanson: a force of nature.” -SUZANNE WOOLLEY, “Inspire Others,” Money for Women

About the Author

A leading entrepreneur and champion for women in business, Janet Hanson spent 14 years on Wall Street with Goldman Sachs before founding Milestone Capital, a $2 billion money management company which is one of the only women-owned firms of its kind in the United States. In addition, she is a Managing Director and Senior Adviser to the President of Lehman Brothers. 85 Broads is her passion, and she is frequently invited to speak at corporate events, on campuses, and in the media about the profound impact of her inspirational network. Janet received a B.A. from Wheaton College in Massachusetts and an M.B.A. from Columbia Graduate School of Business.

www.MoreThan85Broads.com


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Highly recommended as a gift for a woman of any age, or self.
Deborah
Reading the stories of how these women did, will inspire how you think about work and the endless possibilities for a successful life.
Christine M. Biddle
I wished the chapter wouldn't end and was pleased to realize I still had hundreds of pages left to read!!!
Alexa von Tobel

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Shelley S. Miller on April 17, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Congratulations to all the women highlighted in "More Than 85 Broads." Your success is inspirational and heart-warming. Reading your stories gave me an opportunity to "try on" the choices you've made in life, and to assess if those choices could "fit" for me. I wish you the best of luck as you write your sequels.

This book is a MUST READ for anyone (male or female) who is:

* Ambitious: the stories showcase that ANYTHING can be achieved with a good dose of passion

* Interested in Networking: it contains great examples of the benefits of networking and how to go about it

* In Undergraduate/Graduate School: it's informative about the career opportunities available on Wall Street, the corporate world, the nonprofit realm, and beyond

* At a Crossroads in Life: many of the women highlighted faced difficult choices, and created unique solutions that worked for them

* Faced with Balancing a Career and Family (either currently, or in the future): it presents a variety of ways that ambitious caregivers have found satisfaction and fulfillment

Although the book highlights the success of individuals, and of the 85 Broads network, its real focus is on you, the reader. It is impossible to read this book without being positively affected.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ashley on April 19, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I love this book because it addresses such a diverse group of women. Undergraduate women, young professionals, stay at home mothers, working mothers, retirees and all types in between can relate to this book as the stories are those of intelligent women making choices and figuring out what success is and how to achieve it "on their own terms".

This books has inspired me personally. I have read and re-read it as I try to make my own life decisions. It is comforting to read this book and be reminded that I am not alone in my struggle to 'figure things out'.

I have not found a woman yet who cannot relate to this book and the amazing stories within it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lindsay T. on April 6, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I agree with all the reviews! This book is AMAZING. As someone working on Wall Street and attending business school in the future, I am always curious as to what happens to women who start out on Wall Street or attend business school. Do they remain in the financial services and move up the ranks? Do they climb Mount Everest? Do they take what financial skillset they've acquired and teach other women financial literacy in places like Pakistan? Can they balance family and career? The paths of over 90 truly inspirational women are charted out in this book and their lives are told in their own words. This is an opportunity to learn about the different life paths women take, how they chose the trajectories they did, who their role models were and are, and where they see themselves in the future. This book is a must. It is mandatory reading for any woman interested in following her own passion and defining success on her own terms.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Levin on April 4, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I really had no idea what to expect when I read this masterfully compiled series of stories. An Apache helicopter pilot, a hedge fund manager, a world-class rower, a serial entrepreneur, etc. These women stepped into some incredibly challenging professional and personal situations, and whether the outcome was win, lose or draw -- they emerged with their ambition and self-esteem intact. A book to which all women AND MEN can relate.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Beth A. Andrews on April 7, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book is for women, for men, for those in business and for those who work in many other fields or embark on new and challenging tasks, initiatives and endeavors, both personal and professional. What was so pleasantly surprising to me about the book were the stories that are so personal and truly define the human spirit - women overcoming life threatening illnesses and going on to achieve great things such as climbing Mt. Everest, women graduating from top graduate programs and then giving back by starting businesses or non-profits in underdeveloped countries, and women succeeding in the corporate world - who talk candidly about the blood, sweat and tears it took to get there. Woven throughout these stories is the way that these women have used a network to connect and support one another through career, family and personal successes, failures and challenges. The sense of community and social connection you have created through this network is unprecedented and sure to be used as a model for many organizations and networks in the future.

I found the Wall Street success stories inspirational (especially Jacki's) and as an entrepreneur myself I found the stories of entrepreneurs launching ventures and later taking those companies public to offer insight and a roadmap to navigate the ups and downs of new ventures.

Janet, by sharing your career and life experiences and telling YOUR story and that of over 85 more you show women and men how to move beyond obstacles, achieve and define success on your own terms!!!

You and these women are smart, courageous, inspirational and HUMAN. A must read for anyone looking to celebrate success and gain insight as to how to achieve success in their own lives and how to benefit from their own networks...personal and professional!
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