Off-Ramps and On-Ramps: Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success

    By Sylvia Ann Hewlett
With talent shortages looming over the next decade, what can companies do to attract and retain the large number of professional women who are forced off the career highway? Documenting the successful efforts of a group of global companies to retain talented women, this text answers this critical question.

JACK COVERT SELECTS: Jack Covert Selects - Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets

Posted August 11, 2011, 8:40 PM with category of General Business
Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets: Why Women Are the Solution by Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa Rashid, Harvard Business School Press, 288 pages, $35. 00, Hardcover, August 2011, ISBN 9781422160602 We were big fans of Sylvia Ann Hewlett’s 2007 book, Off-Ramps and On-Ramps: Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success. Hewlett is a prominent gender and workplace issues expert and, in that book, she took a much-needed look into a critical problem in our business world: the current career model and its lack of flexibility for talented women. Read more

NEWS: A glaring gap in the list

Posted May 6, 2008, 2:25 PM with category of Leadership & Management
There's a post up on the WSJ's Independent Street Blog pointing out that the Journal's list of the top most influential business thinkers does not include a single woman. The author, Wendy Bounds, poses these questions: Why do you think there aren't more influential women business thinkers on today's list? How can this change? Read more

NEWS: Another List

Posted December 13, 2007, 9:36 PM with category of General Business
Rebecca pointed us all to Amazon's Best Books of 2007 last month, and in light of all the other lists coming out lately, I thought it'd be a good idea to revisit that list and highlight the business titles on it. There were three business categories--Business, Business Narratives, and Finance & Investing. So without further ado, the choice of Amazon's editors were. Read more

NEWS: Ask 8cr! - Off-Ramps and On-Ramps

Posted October 8, 2007, 4:30 PM with category of General Business
Welcome to "Ask 8cr! " - a new section of our blog where we've created a forum to find out what kinds of issues and challenges people are having in the workplace. We then take these issues and apply a business book we feel offers a viable solution. Read more

NEWS: More of Zook and Others

Posted August 17, 2007, 1:31 PM with category of General Business
I have found some supplemental reading to our recent Unstoppable podcast. Chris Zook (Unstoppable) has been writing a blog for Harvard Business Online. The online site has recruited Bob Sutton (No-Asshole Rule, Hard Facts), Sylvia Ann Hewlett (Off-Ramps and On-Ramps), and Michael Watkins (First 90 Days) among others. Read more


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