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The Next Generation of Women Leaders

An empowering narrative filled with stories of remarkable women

Next Generation of Women Leaders book coverOver the course of a year, Selena Rezvani interviewed women executives in various industries, roles, and job functions, including Jamie McCourt, president of the Los Angeles Dodgers; Denise Incandela, president of Saks Direct at Saks Fifth Avenue; Roxanne Spillett, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America; and Naomi C. Earp, chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The result is The Next Generation of Women Leaders, a penetrating, eye-opening, and ultimately empowering narrative filled with stories of remarkable women who navigated the leadership maze and triumphed.

While the leadership landscape may be shifting in women's favor, women are nowhere near an equal presence in leadership roles when compared to men.

Rezvani's achievement was to engage some extraordinarily accomplished women as mentors, each of whom provided tools and information that young women can use to shape their own careers. The Next Generation of Women Leaders encourages younger women to be their own advocates when it comes to professional growth and advancement, and it provides tangible how-tos on negotiating the workplace as a woman.

High-ranking interviews

The book offers a foreword by Gail Evans, the highest-ranking woman executive ever at CNN, and provides a far-reaching bibliography of significant materials. Works cited examine gender dynamics while simultaneously drawing on business classics. The book includes 30 interviews with highly accomplished business women, including:

Katharine Weymouth
Publisher of the Washington Post & Chief Executive Officer of Washington Post Media

Lora J. Villarreal, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer at Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS)

Patricia Deyton
Director of the Center for Gender in Organizations at Simmons School of Management

Maya Rockeymoore, Ph.D.
President & Founder of Global Policy Solutions

Erin McGinnis
National Committee Chair of the Society of Women Engineers

Dominique Schurman
Chief Executive Officer at Papyrus

Kelly Pickett
Senior Manager at a management consulting firm

Cathy Fleming
Partner at Nixon Peabody LLP

Jeanine Becker
Senior Counsel at Motorola, Inc.

Denise Incandela
President of Saks Direct at Saks Fifth Avenue

D’Arcy Foster Rudnay
Senior Vice President for Comcast Corporation

Barbara A.F. Greene
Chief Executive Officer at Green & Associates, Inc.

Karen Holbrook, Ph.D.
Vice President of Research and Innovation at University of South Florida and immediate past president of Ohio State University

Alexandra Miller
Chief Executive Officer at Mercedes Medical, Inc.

Courteney Monroe
Executive Vice President of Consumer Marketing at HBO

Cynthia Egan
President, Retirement Plan Services at T. Rowe Price

Naomi C. Earp
Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Donna Callejon
Chief Operating Officer at GlobalGiving

Cuc T. Vu
Chief Diversity Officer at Human Rights Campaign

Autumn Bayles
Senior Vice President, Strategic Operations at Tasty Baking Company

Vicki Ho
General Manager, Asia Services for GE Healthcare Clinical Services at General Electric

DeeDee Wilson
Chief Financial Officer at Aritzia

Carla E. Lucchino
Assistant Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics at the U.S. Marine Corps

Catherine J. Mathis
Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications at The New York Times Company

Jamie McCourt
President of the Los Angeles Dodgers

Melissa M. Monk
Chief Infrastructure Officer at Capitol One

Rosslyn Kleeman
Chair of the Coalition for Effective Change

Roxanne Spillett
President & CEO Boy and Girls Clubs of America

Shannon S.S. Herzfeld
Vice President, Government Relations at Archer Daniels Midland Company

Mei Xu
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Chesapeake Bay Candle, Blissliving Home

[ Readers Say ]

"The stories and advice shared by genuine trailblazers in The Next Generation of Women Leaders provide an excellent foundation for women interested in advancing their careers and stepping into leadership positions with confidence."

—Dr. Rohini Anand, Senior Vice President and Chief Global Diversity Officer, Sodexo

"Can women really have a life and a leadership career? Selena Rezvani applies her wealth of experience observing and writing about talent management to answer the question affirmatively with wit and wisdom. In a conversational, narrative style packed with personal stories, useful tools, and relevant data, The Next Generation of Women Leaders is an informative and practical guide for young women building leadership careers that enhance rather than sideline their lives. Next Generation is also a <em>must read</em> for corporate executives and directors competing for leadership talent."

—Lindsay Thompson, Ph.D., Professor at The Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business and author of The Moral Compass: Leadership for a Free World

"Rezvani's book is full of wisdom hard won through her own experience and that of leading women executives of America whom she interviewed. This is a must-read book for women who want to advance their careers."

— Evelyn Murphy, Ph.D., President of the WAGE Project, Inc. and former Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts