Book Review – Women and Leadership by Julia Gillard and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweal – uExcelerate

Book Review – Women and Leadership by Julia Gillard and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweal

Born from the authors’ own experiences and let downs in their fight to leadership, Women and Leadership is a thought provoking book about women in leadership positions, providing a candid look at the challenges women face on their path to success. And while the book mainly looks at women in political positions, it adds great perspective for women in business leadership positions as well. The lessons learned from women leaders provide a road map of essential knowledge that is useful for women everywhere because it empowers women to take control of the narrative, confront stereotypes and fight sexism at the root. 

The book gives us insights from eight of the most extraordinary women leaders, such as Jacinda Ardern , Hillary Clinton , Michelle Bachelet and Theresa May giving us insights into their raw experiences and battles through a series of powerful interviews and analyses providing great insights for women leaders in every field. Whether it was about the choices they made in their personal lives, the comments on their physical appearances, balancing motherhood/family life and their careers, having ideas stolen from their colleagues or fighting sexist roadblocks at every step, the book ignites a flame of defiance to challenge the world. 

The book offers sound advice to women who should not be disillusioned when they find themselves in positions of leadership but be prepared for the challenges. So whether you are struggling to find your place in the corporate world or simply need a boost of confidence in your day-to-day activities, check out Women and Leadership for a boost of confidence and reassurance that women can conquer all despite the adversities they face.  

Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons

301 pages

Available at: Women and Leadership: Conversations with some of the world’s most powerful women eBook : Gillard, Julia, Okonjo-Iweala, Ngozi: Kindle Store

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