Leading Women

20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life



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Stop waiting around for the career–and life–that you deserve and start taking the reins! Leading Women shows you how to claim power and respect, conquer your internal barriers, and change the world by helping other women do the same. Featuring stories from twenty nationally acclaimed female leaders, this empowering guide offers real-life advice for breaking free of the predetermined roles in the business world and life.

Powerful women such as New York Times bestselling author Marci Shimoff, advocacy leader Gloria Feldt, and Emmy-winning television host Aurea McGarry describe what it’s like to go beyond their comfort zones, hold their own in a male-dominated environment, and take control of the situations that keep many women from achieving their goals. From corporate coach Lois Frankel’s key ways to becoming a natural and necessary leader to bestselling author M. Bridget Cook-Burch’s struggles after years of abuse, their insight will help you embrace your purpose, seize important opportunities, and overcome any obstacle that comes your way.

With the guidance of these influential, resourceful leaders, you’ll maximize your personal power, exceed your business goals, and establish a network designed to support and celebrate your fellow women.

“I grew up hearing that girls didn’t do this, and girls didn’t do that and did not have a female mentor until I was 55. Dr. Nancy O’Reilly shares many strategies to help women rewind those old tapes and create new ones.”

Judy Hoberman

Author of Walking on the Glass Floor and Selling In A Skirt

You should read Leading Women if you:

  • Want to join with other women to make a positive impact
  • Have faced challenges being heard, gaining power, and commanding respect
  • Want to increase your effectiveness, fulfillment and advancement
  • Mentor other women to help them succeed

Benefits of reading Leading Women:

The authors share their hard-won insights and advice about maneuvering past obstacles, acquiring skills, and meeting their goals. Read their stories of learning to:

  • Influence their organization’s course
  • Make men listen to them
  • Own their personal power
  • Capitalize their feminine strengths
  • Live in joy and connection
  • Mentor girls and women
  • Change their relationship with money and philanthropy
  • Master male and female communication and leadership styles

About the Leading Women Authors:

Out of hundreds of podcast guests, Dr. Nancy chose 19 veteran thought leaders to help author this book. She asked them to answer the question “What are the keys women must acquire if they are to unlock their personal power and create a better world?”

Kristin Andress
Cheryl Benton
Claire D. Brown
M. Bridget Cook-Burch
Vivian Diller
Gloria Feldt
Lois Frankel

Joanna L. Krotz
Aurea McGarry
Lisa Mininni
Lois Phillips
Shirley Osborne
Birute Regine

Linda Rendleman
Marcia Reynolds
Marci Shimoff
Rebecca Tinsley
Sandra Ford Walston
Janet Rose Wojtalik

Praise for Leading Women:

“One of the best ways to become successful is to learn from the mistakes and the successes of others. Reading this book will give detail to some of the obstacles, solutions, attitudes and perseverance that others have endured and surpassed to become successful. To know that one is not alone in being taken seriously in business or making an equal living to that of a male counterpart can ease the discomfort.”Book Review: “Leading Women by Nancy D. O’Reilly” P. Faulhaber, BLOGCRITICS.ORG

“The 19 women contributors who share their secrets to leadership, business and life in Leading Women make this new book an uplifting, motivational and revealing read.”—“20 Influential Women Share Their Business And Life Secrets In Leading Women”, Eric Jacobson on Management and Leadership

“Studies have shown that companies in which women have risen to be CEOs and on the boards actually do better than those who do not. This book synthesizes the experiences and the advice of women who have achieve success and will no doubt help any woman, especially the younger ones entering the workplace, to find their own success.”—Bookviews by Alan Caruba

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