Synopses & Reviews
Marie Wilsons powerful message comes from both the heart and the front lines. What our country needs is simplemore women in charge now. Ann Richards
Despite the common view that women already permeate every level of leadership in this country, in fact the United States ranks fifty-ninth in the world in terms of female political representation, and women lead only eight Fortune 500 companies. In this inspiring call-toaction, leading womens advocate Marie C. Wilson explains why we need more women leading alongside men now, not just for the sake of fairness but for the larger social good. As Wilson argues, even as our nation sits on a world spinning with crises, we have barely begun to tap our most critical natural resourcewomen. Written with passion and insight, this handbook shows how we can all make a difference and finally close the leadership gap.
Every man whos in despair over world leadershipand every woman who fears her gender is a barrier to leadershipwill find hope and help in [this book].
" Sharp, compelling, and completely on the mark. Every woman who has ever thought about running for office, running an organization, or running a Fortune 500 company should read this book."
Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi
" We need new voices and new perspectives at this time in our country's history. Marie Wilson has hit upon something powerful herethe need to use all our leadership resources, particularly in a time of war."
Jay Garner, Lt., General, U.S. ArmyRet.
The defining examination of the new role of women in Americanow fully revised
When first published in 2004, Marie Wilson's Closing the Leadership Gap finally drew attention to what everyone knew but no one talked aboutthe lack of women in America's leadership positions, even though compelling research shows that women enhance the top decision-making process dramatically. And yet, even as our nation sits on a world spinning with crises, we have barely begun to tap that most critical natural resource. With the possibility of America's first woman president looming large, now is the time to revisit this inspiring call to action.
About the Author
Marie C. Wilson is cofounder and president of the White House Project, which she launched to advance womens leadership in all sectors. She was president of the Ms. Foundation for Women for more than twenty years, through which she cocreated Take Our Daughters to Work Day. A frequent guest speaker, she has been quoted in numerous national news outlets.