New Book Addresses Necessity of Diversity in the Workplace

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Former global executive for Hewlett-Packard Kim Box cites diversity and authenticity as imperative leadership tools for success in today’s businesses and non-profit organizations.

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The just-released 2010 UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders: A Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers found that “[m]ore than one third, 141 (35.3%) of the 400 largest public companies in California have no women among their directors and highest-paid executives” ( The study goes on to say, “It's clear that women continue to be an untapped resource. The same innovative thinking that drives the world's eighth largest economy is not propelling women into top leadership positions at the largest public companies in the Golden State.”

Woven Leadership: The Power of Diversity to Transform Your Organization for Success (Authority Publishing, ISBN-13 978-1-935953-15-9, $16.95, paperback, 109 pages, January 2011) by Kim Box, a former HP global executive, addresses the need for diversity in today’s professional climate with the concept of Woven Leadership, or utilizing each contributor’s diversity and authentic self to create better communities and companies.

Box, who has nearly three decades’ experience leading large-scale organizations, says, “Diversity in the workplace is no longer something it would be nice to have. It is an imperative. Today’s fast-paced business cycle demands a new approach to solving problems and moving forward. By including people of all genders, races, ages, skill sets and approaches, you multiply the resources available for any given project. Diversity yields far greater creative solutions to business challenges by opening the door to an array of views from a world of perspectives.”

Woven Leadership focuses on how in today’s business climate, that creative advantage can mean the difference between the success and the failure of an organization, and how those who understand the power of a diverse, authentic organization are the ones who will shape the future. To make the most of this
inclusive new workplace, however, diverse teams must be empowered with the candid information, support and permission to bring their authentic selves to the table —the foundation of the principle of Woven Leadership — in order to make the most of the collective creative energy.
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Praise for Woven Leadership: The Power of Diversity to Transform Your Organization for Success

“Woven Leadership is one of the freshest concepts in the field of building a
vibrant organization that will empower the reader to a new standard of
excellence and performance. A must-read for all managers desiring to be
their best!”

Todd Duncan
New York Times best-selling author

“Kim Box’s Woven Leadership shows how much stronger you and your team
will be when different types of people and talents are woven together.”

Jennifer Basye Sander
New York Times best-selling author and speaker

About Kim Box

Kim Box is an inspirational leader, writer and speaker who has more than 29 years of experience in the high-tech industry leading and transforming large-scale organizations. As a global executive, she has led the transformation of complex operations across more than 100 locations around the world.


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