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Women Lead

Career Perspectives from Workplace Leaders

Edited By Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, Courtney L. Vien and Caroline Molina-Ray

Women are taking the lead in today’s workforce. They hold half of America’s jobs, 51% of supervisory and managerial positions, and nearly 60% of all college degrees. A woman starts a business in the U.S. every 60 seconds. Without women, the U.S. economy would be 25% smaller than it is today.
Women Lead is an in-depth examination of women’s role in today’s workplace. Drawing on interviews with nearly 200 women leaders, and survey responses from more than 3000 male and female managers, the book explains 21st-century career trends and provides practical advice to help women excel in the new world of work. Readers will discover facts, figures, and real-life stories about leadership, education, and career planning, and learn how women are using negotiation, networking, and other collaborative practices to lead their organizations into the future.
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Conclusion: Leadership in the 21st Century



Leadership in the 21st Century

The 21st century is a great time to be a woman. Women are taking on more leadership positions, starting more businesses, and earning more college and advanced degrees than ever before. With their business savvy, interpersonal skills, and aptitude for lifelong learning, women are well positioned to achieve even greater success in the future.

Changes in the workplace are bringing both challenge and promise. Forces such as technological connectivity, globalization, rapid economic fluctuations, worker mobility, and increased longevity and diversity are reshaping the way we work. The new world of work can be an unsettling one: Competition for jobs and customers is fierce, and has now gone global, and workers must constantly refresh their skills to keep up with new technologies and changes in the business landscape. But the 21st-century workplace also brings exciting opportunities for values-based work, collaboration, innovation, employee empowerment, and greater flexibility and work-life balance. Women have the ideal leadership style to take the lead in this new world of work.

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