Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 3, 2010
The world has seen the biggest recession in almost a century. It is the opinion of the World Economic Forum that the recovery will require the best talent, ideas and innovation; and without the engagement, empowerment and contribution of the female human resources pool (which makes up one half of the world’s population), we cannot hope to effectively meet these challenges nor achieve a swift economic recovery. To that end, aspiring women leaders need to get themselves prepared to change the world!
The book and workbook have been written for the busy business person and is referred to by its authors as a laser book. It can be read in the time it takes to fly from Atlanta to D.C. While it contains lessons in leadership and many quotes from the leaders interviewed, Inspiring Women includes hard facts and data, the use of storytelling, prose, poetry and art that keeps the creative, right brain engaged and is thought provoking. http://www.beliefsysteminstitute.com/articles/inspiring-women-becoming-courageous-wise-leaders.php
Forlines and Green interviewed 22 female executives and professionals over the past year and a half who shared their leadership journeys around developing confidence for extraordinary leadership, the three keys to leader wisdom and the courage to make a difference. The list of esteemed leaders included:
- Becky Blalock, SVP, CIO, Southern Company
- Ann Cramer, Director Americas, IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs
- Martha Hayhurst, CEO, Harry Norman Realtors
- Marsha Johnson, SVP, Talent Management, Chief Diversity Officer, Southern Company
- Bari Love, Partner, Jackson Spalding
- Marie Mouchet, VP and CIO, Southern Company Generation
- Rachel Russell, VP Wholesale Customer Care, AT& T
- Betty Siegel, President Emeritus Kennesaw State University, Chair The Siegel Institute
- Suzanne Sitherwood, SVP Operations AGL Resources, President AGL, Chattanooga Gas
- Debbie Storey, EVP, AT&T
- Jackie Welch, SVP Human Resources, Turner Broadcasting System
“All the strong business women we interviewed shared their personal leadership insight about taking responsibility for building relationships, developing their career growth plan, and maneuvering successfully in political environments”, shares authors Forlines and Green.
Women in business today are still operating in an environment with “gender gaps” regarding pay and higher level leadership positions. The message is loud and clear that the responsibility and choice to become courageous and wise leaders is in their own hands. All of the women interviewed for Inspiring Women are active mentors for aspiring female leaders in their own organizations and within their communities.
The book encourages women leaders and those aspiring to be, to engage in the self-examination process and follow the lessons taught in the book, to be prepared to change the world.
Martha Forlines has twenty-eight years of results oriented business experience as a corporate executive, prior to becoming a leadership consultant, coach, author and speaker. Thad Green is a former college professor, turned business man, author, consultant and artist. He is the founder of Belief System Institute, based in the metro Atlanta area.
The Belief System Institute has been in business for 20 years, helping leaders boost performance for 7 out of 10 employees within their organizations. Green is the author of the motivation and engagement model used in the consulting practice called The Belief System of Motivation and Performance. Other services of BSI include leadership coaching, training and speaking.
Inspiring Women…BECOMING Courageous, Wise Leaders and the accompanying workbook are available to purchase at http://www.beliefsysteminstitute.com. Registration for the tele-seminar to introduce the book on March 9th can be completed on the website, as well as scheduling speaking engagements and/or interviews.
FOR INTERVIEWS or SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS : Contact: Sandy Cornwell, 678-473-9827 or http://www.beliefsysteminstitute.com/speaking-engagement.php
Inspiring Women… BECOMING Courageous, Wise Leaders
Martha Forlines and Thad Green – Co-authors
Paperback: $19.20 (pre-order pricing)
E-Work book: $8.00 (pre-order pricing)
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