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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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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This product was described as "New" condition. Book arrived with broken spine and ripped cover.Published 22 months ago by Kristina
Really depressing read - did not make me feel empowered, but rather I felt like a failure, not having complicated what these women have. Did not finish readingPublished on August 14, 2014 by Hill Town Trader
This book mostly profiles women who passed through Goldman Sachs at one time or another. It is an interesting read to see the amazing accomplishments of high achievers through... Read morePublished on September 30, 2013 by Cow Town Girl
Everyone's story was unique and there was much to learn from each woman. The book was written in a concise manner so I felt as though I was learning so much via the women's... Read morePublished on February 17, 2013 by Rivka
I haven't made it through the entire book so far, so my opinion may change once I have. This is an interesting book, no doubt. Read morePublished on February 18, 2012 by Minnow525
Janet Hanson is the founder of [...] what might be the largest professional women's network on the web. Read morePublished on May 4, 2010 by Susan L. Colantuono
A very insightful, inspiring and motivating read, 85 Broads is a refreshing account of real life experiences and dreams come true!Published on September 12, 2009 by Carol Alesi
I had to prepare a presentation for a client and used this book as a research tool. As I read it, I realized that it was a very small target reader: very high powered, driven... Read morePublished on March 20, 2008 by Cindy Brock