Off-Ramps and On-Ramps: Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success
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 BusinessWinning 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 & ManagementThere'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 BusinessRebecca 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 BusinessWelcome 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 BusinessI 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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