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Women in Business: The Changing Face of Leadership Hardcover – October 30, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0275994549 ISBN-10: 0275994546

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This account of 22 women business leaders is academic in nature, profiling C-suite (or close) professionals who embody primary leadership accomplishments and values, from employee engagement to family-business balance. The female executives featured include Anne Arvia, CEO of ShoreBank; Sondra Healy, cochairman of TurtleWax; and Donna Zarcone, former president and COO of Harley Davidson Financial Services. Statistics and scholarly citations preview highlights of the interviewee’s business career, followed by a profile of her work history and personality, which is captured in direct quotes or through a paraphrase/analysis. The result? A somewhat overworked Midwest-centric narrative about noteworthy women leaders. --Barbara Jacobs

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"Werhane (business ethics, DePaul U.) and her co-authors report on their interviews with 22 top women executives, detailing their commitment and perseverance in the face of what must have seemed at the time to be insurmountable odds….Both the interviewers and the interviewed firmly avoid cliches and stereotypes, making this lively and deeply informative."

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"Werhane et al. interviewed 22 women executives to get their thoughts on leadership styles and how they have broken through the glass ceiling. Each executive's story focuses on one aspect of her career or management style. They share ideas on coaching, mentoring, creativity, building a culture of trust, managing reputations, social commitment, being customer-centered, being a servant-leader, and many other refreshing takes on what has made them and their companies stand out….Women in Business is in the management genre, which makes it better suited for academic and larger public library business collections."

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"A collaborative effort of five female academics, this volume engagingly tells the stories of 22 women leaders in corporate and entrepreneurial roles. The book is based on interviews with these leaders and reports on their achievements, the values and visions they bring to and enact in their organizations, and the contributions they have made to the companies in which they hold leadership positions….This is a must read for anyone (regardless of gender, race, or ethnic background) wishing to gain a deeper understanding about leading and managing successfully in a global economy, but it will be of particular interest to those concerned with the growing influence of women in leadership positions….Highly recommended."

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Patricia Werhane is the Wicklander Chair of Business Ethics and Director, Institute for Business and Professional Ethics at DePaul University as well as Professor Emerita at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia where she was the Peter and Adeline Ruffin Chair of Business Ethics and Senior Fellow at the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics until 2009. Until 1993 she was the Henry J. Wirtenberger Professor of Business Ethics at Loyola University of Chicago. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College, and M.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

Professor Werhane is a founding member and past president of the Society of Business Ethics, past president of the American Society for Value Inquiry, and currently president of the International Society for Business, Economics and Ethics. She is also a member of the Academy of Management, the European Business Ethics Network, the American Philosophical Association, the International Society for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, and the Society for Philosophy and Public Affairs. She has been a Rockefeller Fellow at Dartmouth, Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge, and Erskine Visiting Fellow at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand).

Professor Werhane is the author or editor of over twenty books including Ethical Issues in Business, edited with Tom Donaldson eighth edition, Persons, Rights, and Corporations, Adam Smith and His Legacy for Modern Capitalism, Moral Imagination and Managerial Decision-Making, and Organization Ethics for Health Care published by Oxford University Press. Her recent book, written with three co-authors, Women in Business, is aimed at the practicing executive. She has written over 100 published articles, case studies, and book chapters on various business ethics on such topics as employee and employer rights, mergers and acquisitions, responsibilities of multinational corporations, intellectual property, and the intersection between healthcare organizations and business ethics. Professor Werhane serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals and she is founder and former editor-in-chief of Business Ethics Quarterly, the journal of the Society for Business Ethics. She is also on the academic advisory committee in the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics. In 2008 she was listed as one of the 100 most influential people in business ethics by Ethisphere Magazine.

Her latest work, Profitable Partnerships for Poverty Alleviation with Laura Hartman, Dennis Moberg and Scott Kelley, focuses on globalization, with an emphasis on developing new models for corporate governance and corporate initiatives to alleviate poverty both in the United States and in less developed countries around the world. Her next project, with Hartman, Crina Archer, Elaine Englehardt and Michael Pritchard to be published by Cambridge University Press, is titled Obstacles to Decision-Making.

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