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Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life Paperback – December 5, 2014
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"The women contributing to the book share amazing stories of overcoming obstacles in their personal and professional lives.... This book puts it all out on the table and gives women in leadership roles the upsides and the downsides of strides made by women in business today. And, it gives power to the notion that women can be successful leaders at all types of work." - SeattlePI.com
About the Author
Nancy D. O’Reilly, PsyD, is an author of Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life and urges women to connect to help each other create a better world. As a licensed psychologist, motivational speaker, and women’s empowerment expert, O’Reilly helps women create the satisfying and purposeful lives they want to benefit themselves, their families, and their communities. She is the founder of Women Connect4Good, a foundation which empowers women to participate in social-profit activities and improve their careers, finances, health, and relationships.
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When I first picked up this book I thought it was going to be a "empowering women, emasculating men" book, but it wasn't. It features really great messages about success stories from nationally acclaimed women, with out being male bashing.
This book will make you aware that discrimination exist still even though it is 2016, come on people we are all human, women have the power to do anything.
Leading Women, is a collection of pulled together leadership tips that will open a conversation about the workplace and women's places in it. It will inspire you to be a better, more positive person. It encourages you to take risks, and if you fail, learn how to accept the consequences. No one pushed you to try so no one is at fault but you if you fail.
I have to admit that this book completely excited my expectations. I really thought this book would underwhelm and be completely boring honest. I really found that the discussions in this book, will change my life in so many ways.
I encourage every woman to check out this book, regardless of your place in the workplace or not. It is a book that will inspire everyone.
Disclaimer I received this book in exchange for an honest and completely unbiased review. All thoughts, opinions, and such are my own.
In full disclosure I received a reading copy via NetGalley.
Sorry, but consider me still slightly underwhelmed. Yet I want to be positive. Discrimination exists and it shouldn’t. As a father of a young girl, who is being taught she has the power to do anything she wants to do in the future, I am far from being a reactionary male chauvinist pig. I am not convinced that books like this, which purport to show you how “… to claim power and respect, conquer your internal barriers, and change the world by helping other women do the same” are the solution and saviour they promise. They might be harmless, yet they are not as multifaceted and ground breaking as they would like to believe they are.
Not everything is bad. Some of the book had interesting bits and pieces but boy, did it feel padded and slow to boil in rather a lot of places! One doesn’t think that things are that different in the United States - land of the free - compared to how things are in Europe. Is this really true in 2015? “Yet, for many of us (women) our relationship with power continues to be fraught with insecurity, ambivalence, and confusion. We want it but do not know how to get it and are afraid to admit we seek it. When we have it, we hide it. We are often afraid to use it because our society punishes powerful women in subtle and not-so-subtle ways,” notes the author. Is this reviewer somehow punishing a powerful, successful woman in a not-so-subtle way? Unlikely.
Certainly as a male the success of women doesn’t make me feel threatened. On the contrary! Strong, successful, confident and equal women can – and are – the successful wives, girlfriends and mothers of successive generations. They are the educators, employers and politicians who help steer our future. There is inequality in society on many levels and it is great to reduce this wherever possible. More can be done, undoubtedly, but it is not as this book will be an accelerant of change. It gives a view but it no more speaks for the majority of womankind than does the assumption that most women like pink, glittery, fluffy things. Many positively hate it.
The book could do much more to highlight the problem. It was genuinely a shock to learn that women's rights are not yet protected under the U.S. Constitution. Many countries have an appalling record concerning their treatment of women. Yet look up to the U.S. for true inspiration and what do you see? What reason can there be for not having equality enshrined in the Constitution? Other amendments have been made for much less.
I was expecting a lot more from this book – if nothing else as material to underline my desire to teach my daughter to be independent, strong and focussed. I felt underwhelmed and that is a great shame. It might work for you (whatever your sex) if you need the kind of book that has to spell out everything in overly simplistic, rah-rah-you-can-do-it terms. It is harmless, it is inexpensive but it could just have been much more…