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Women and Leadership

Real Lives, Real Lessons
Narrated by: Shari Sebbens
Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (120 ratings)

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As a result of their broad experience on the world stage in politics, economics and global not-for-profits, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Julia Gillard have some strong ideas about the impact of gender on the treatment of leaders. Women and Leadership takes a consistent and comprehensive approach to teasing out what is different for women who lead.  

Almost every year, new findings are published about the way people see women leaders compared with their male counterparts. The authors have taken that academic work and tested it in the real world. The same set of interview questions were put to each leader in frank face-to-face interviews. Their responses were then used to examine each woman's journey in leadership and whether their lived experiences were in line with or different from what the research would predict.

Women and Leadership presents a lively and listenable analysis of the influence of gender on women's access to positions of leadership, the perceptions of them as leaders, the trajectory of their leadership and the circumstances in which it comes to an end. By presenting the lessons that can be learned from women leaders, Julia and Ngozi provide a road map of essential knowledge to inspire us all and an action agenda for change that allows women to take control and combat gender bias.

Featuring Jacinda Ardern, Hillary Clinton, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Theresa May, Michelle Bachelet, Joyce Banda, Erna Solberg, Christine Lagarde and more.

©2020 Julia Gillard and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (P)2020 Penguin Random House Australia

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Required reading for senior school

This is an important book both historically and politically and should be part of the curriculum in schools globally. Thank you Julia and Ngozi and all those incredible women who chose to pursue careers in politics. Well written, hold no punches, yet balanced discussion. Narrator Shari Sebbens was very good. Highly recommended.

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Almost unlistenable opening narration

The opening narration of this is totally amateurish. Almost unlistenable. But once Julia starts it's very powerful.

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Highly recommended for female leaders

This book needs to be read by any females really, whether you are in a political leadership role or not. Makes you aware of the current climate for females leaders and the ones aspiring for these roles. The recommendations at the end of the book are useful and practical. Highly recommended.

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Inspiring

It was absolute delight to hear the stories of these exceptional women! Highly recommend this book for both women and men.

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Well worth reading

An excellent look at gender issues in leadership that can be translated across all our experience. Thanks Julia and Ngozi

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Dynamic, Realistic and Powerful

Thoroughly enjoyable! It felt as though almost any woman could relate to this book, although focused on women in politics. Each story was unique and unparralelled, showing the dynamics of each woman's journey through the glass ceiling.

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What I needed to know

This book doesn’t pull punches and shows you just what it is to be a female leader in a political world. I am grateful to the authors for both there political contributions and their further pursuit to encourage female leadership. The inclusion of the male role in our progress to greater gender diversity I feel was really well done. I’ll be purchasing a hard copy as well. Thank you ladies.

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ok. but not riveting

ok. but It didnt hold my intetest. while I have the greatestrespect for these women Id be hesitant to buy another