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Women Leaders at Work: Untold Tales of Women Achieving Their Ambitions Paperback – December 21, 2011
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Ms. Ghaffari applies her governance research and analyses, through Champion Boards, a service of Technology Place Inc., to advocacy and advisory consulting with businesses entrepreneurs who want to build boards as a tool to foster effective strategic planning and promote business growth.
In 2004, Ms. Ghaffari began analyzing the changes arising in the public corporate marketplace as a result of federal laws mandating greater transparency and accountability of U.S. stock-based companies. Her "Surveys of Women on Boards of Directors at California-Based Fortune 1000 Firms" in 2004 and 2005 provided the biographical and research foundation for her book, Outstanding in Their Field. (www.outstanding-in-their-field.com)
The Champion Boards web site (www.championboards.com) is recognized as an authoritative resource for innovative and creative analysis of the women on boards challenge, and her writings have been recognized and cited by other web-based resources and business journals.
Ms. Ghaffari presents her research and survey findings at corporate, academic and public conferences dealing with the challenge of women's advancement to leadership and board service.
Her educational background includes governance, economics, and political science at Stanford University, University of California at Los Angeles (Anderson Graduate School of Business) and American University (DC) and Wheaton College (MA).
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I picked up Women Leaders at Work and approached it with reserved skepticism and three pages in I was hooked. Ms. Ghaffari poses some fabulous questions to each of women interviewed. She does a wonderful job teasing out how each woman mastered skills, navigated organizations, faced and embraced change, utilized mentors and contacts to best play upon their strengths. The interviews are awesome.
I especially appreciated her capturing each woman's challenges in the home/work life balance and their unflinching confidence in transitioning through change. Re-invention is a theme that runs through each of their lives, as is courage to take on assignments which on face value seemed outside the scope of their core compentencies.
Every women out there should read this book. The life lessons are inspirational and foster a perspective of confidence in one's own ablities. I guarantee the reader will never again suffer the dark clouds of self-doubt that can plague you along the journey.
Devour it. I did and will never look at my career decisions the same again. Well done, Ms. Ghaffari, and thank you for a wonderful book.