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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

More Than 85 Broads

I am researching the topic of mentoring for a client and came across this book. Of course, the title -- More Than 85 Broads: Women Making Career Choices, Taking Risks, and Defining Success - On Their Own Terms -- immediately caught my eye. The publisher writes about the book:

More Than 85 Broads introduces us to a remarkable group of strong, passionate, and talented women who all define success on their own terms. Along with author Janet Hanson's riveting account of how she built 85 Broads into a groundbreaking global network community, each of these women candidly tells her own powerful story.

Meet Trailblazers who need no roadmap or formula for success-just their own optimism, confidence, and gut instincts. Meet Adventurers who push past boundaries and find new ways to define success for themselves. Meet Parents who are building true partnerships rather than just “balancing” their lives and careers. And meet Visionaries who are answering the questions: “What's my passion?” “What's my destiny?” “What's my gift?”

Whether you're striving to align your passion with your career, standing at a crossroads deciding which path to choose, or well on the road to fulfilling your lifelong dreams, you can tap into the enormous power and potential of “some of the most incredible women on the planet” and . . .

  • Discover how building a strong network gives you your own unique platform for creating new opportunities, connections, and personal definitions of success.
  • Learn how women are blazing their own trails as business leaders, entrepreneurs, survivors, philanthropists, and parents.
  • Find out how smart, successful and courageous women really think about their careers, their lives, their families, and their futures-all in their own voices.

“The most powerful and courageous voice any of us can listen to is our own, but it is often the one that we spend the least time cultivating and tuning into...” writes Hanson.

And who are these 85 Broads? (from the back cover)
Wall Street trailblazer Janet Hanson introduces us to the extraordinary women of 85 Broads, the independent network she founded in 1999 for women professionals who currently or formerly worked for investment banking powerhouse Goldman Sachs.

The name of the network is a humorous play on Goldman's address, 85 Broad Street in NYC. Today this phenomenal network has grown into a global community that reaches across cultures, borders, career paths, and generations to connect and empower over 10,000 members around the world. It now includes women from the leading graduate business schools and undergraduate campuses through the network's unique “Broad2Broad” and “Broad2Be” co-mentoring partnerships.
This sounds like an interesting book. One to put on the wish list.


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