Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose
A must read from two inspiring leaders and good friends. The book includes important conversations about leaning in, work/life balance and empowering women and girls around the world.
Melanne Verveer and Kim Azzarelli's experience spans corporate America, public service, and global diplomacy, takes the next step. Through interviews with a network of more than seventy trailblazing women, Fast Forward shows women how to accelerate their growing economic power and combine it with purpose to find both success and meaning in their lives.
Companies, countries, and organizations the world over are waking up to today’s new reality. Women control the lion’s share of purchasing power and are increasingly essential to competitiveness. The age of women’s transformative economic influence has finally arrived, and women are using their power for purpose, redefining what power and success mean in the process. Through clear, practical advice and personal stories of women around the world — including Hillary Clinton, Geena Davis, Christine Lagarde, and Diane von Furstenberg — Fast Forward shows every woman how to know her power, find her purpose, and connect with others to achieve her life’s goals.
Gender equality is a moral and a business imperative. But unconscious bias holds us back, and de-biasing people’s minds has proven to be difficult and expensive. Diversity training programs have had limited success, and individual effort alone often invites backlash. Behavioral design offers a new solution. By de-biasing organizations instead of individuals, we can make smart changes that have big impacts. Presenting research-based solutions, Iris Bohnet hands us the tools we need to move the needle in classrooms and boardrooms, in hiring and promotion, benefiting businesses, governments, and the lives of millions.
What Works is built on new insights into the human mind. It draws on data collected by companies, universities, and governments in Australia, India, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States, Zambia, and other countries, often in randomized controlled trials. It points out dozens of evidence-based interventions that could be adopted right now and demonstrates how research is addressing gender bias, improving lives and performance. What Works shows what more can be done—often at shockingly low cost and surprisingly high speed.
Advocay & Running For Office - A training manual for women
This manual is part of Vital Voices commitment to achieving equitable representation of women in politics and public life. It develops emerging women leaders and supports established women leaders in politics to give women a stronger voice and promote universal progress.
This manual is a tool that can help build skills and inspire women to engage in public life. It brings together materials used in Vital Voices advocacy and campaign skills training across the globe.
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Ending Violence Against Women and Human Trafficking: A Guide to New Strategies
Written by Stephenie Foster and Cindy Dyer for Vital Voices.