1st Edition

Women With Attitude
Lessons for Career Management





ISBN 9781138879492
Published June 9, 2015 by Routledge
328 Pages

USD $67.95

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Book Description

This book answers all the questions you’ve ever wanted to ask top-ranking women directors: How did they make it to the top? What do they think of their success? How does it affect their lives? It brings individual stories of accomplishment together with expert research into the emergence of women entrepreneurs, aspects of leadership, and the politics of breaking into the boardroom.

Here, nineteen top-achieving businesswomen tell the stories of their career success. A groundbreaking study of women in management, entrepreneurship and the politics of leadership, it includes interviews with Barbara Cassani of Go Fly airlines, Camelot's Dianne Thompson, Pearson's Dame Majorie Scardino and Anita Roddick of The Body Shop. All winners of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year Award, their diverse lives have been brought together here for the first time.

A fascinating insight into the minds and lives of some of the world's top businesswomen, this is a must-read for those seeking inspiration and advice.

Table of Contents

Foreword (Cécile Bonnefond, PresidentVeuve Clicquot)

Preface (Harriet Harman)

Part I: The Veuve Clicquot Dimension

The Story of Madame Clicquot

The Business Woman of the Year Award

Part II: The Profiles

Barbara Cassani (CEO, Go Fly)

Dianne Thompson (CEO, Camelot)

Nikki Beckett (CEO, NSB Retail Systems plc)

Anne Wood, CBE (Founder and Creative Director, Ragdoll Productions)

Dame Marjorie Scardino (CEO, Pearson)

Patricia Vaz (Executive Director, BT Retail)

Patsy Bloom (Founder and Former Chief Executive, Pet Plan Group)

Phyllis Cunningham, CBE (Former Chief Executive, The Royal Marsden Hospital)

Prue Leith, OBE (Founder, Leith School of Food and Wine)

Ann Gloag (Founder, Stagecoach)

Mair Barnes (Former CEO Woolworths)

Sophie Mirman, OBE (Founder, Sock Shop and CEO, Trotters)

Anita Roddick, OBE (Founder, The Body Shop)

Debbie Moore (CEO, Pineapple)

Verity Lambert (Chief Executive, Cinema Verity)

Ann Burdus (Former Chairman and Chief Executive, McCann and Company Group)

Ase Aulie Michelet (President, Amersham Health)

Marianne Nilson (Managing Director, Atlet)

Monique Moulle-Zetterström (Managing Director, Orange)

Part III: The Commentary

Making it to the Top

Emerging Women Entrepreneurs

Personal Definitions of Success

Leadership with a Difference

Breaking into the Corporate Boardroom

Career Strategy Checklist: Accelerating your Career

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