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Women with Attitude


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Table of Contents

Foreword (Cecile 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-Zetterstroem (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


"How do women reach the top ranks in the business world? This book explores the ways.."
-Business Horizons
"Professor Susan Vinnecombe and John Bank do an excellent job of relating the personal stories of highly successful business women to what we thought we knew about the experiences of women in management. In so doing, they increase our knowledge of both the obstacles women face in pursuing careers and the unique strategies they adopt to overcome these obstacles and take charge of their own careers. "Gary N. Powell, Professor of Management, University of Connecticut ."
"Boards may be boring; the experiences of the women who have joined the ultimate "old boy's club" are anything but, as this book illustrates. The authors' approach which combines solid research with the life stories of women directors makes for a very readable and timely book. "Mary C. Mattis, Associate Director & Senior Research Faculty, Center for Gender in Organizations, Simmons Graduate School of Management, Simmons College."
"Based on a blend of research evidence and the career and life journeys of 16 very successful women, the authors provide an engaging picture of how women break into the boardroom. Should be required reading for all senior managers and board members. "Ronald J. Burke, York University."

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