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Description - Dare by Becky Blalock

From a veteran Fortune 500 executive, how women can reach and succeed in top leadership positions Though women hold a majority of the managerial and professional jobs in the workforce, they occupy a mere 14% of C-suite positions at Fortune 500 firms. To break through this stubborn glass ceiling, women must learn to take bold steps when career-defining moments arise. During her 33-year career at Southern Company, a Fortune 500 utility company, Becky Blalock rose to become CIO in a traditionally male industry. Now she offers her own hard-won advice, as well as that of 28 top female executives, to show all aspiring women how to dare to reach the highest tier of leadership and C-suite positions. * Includes advice and mentoring lessons from top women business leaders such as: Anna Maria Chavez, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA; Kat Cole, President of Cinnabon; Carol Tome, CFO of Home Depot; Dr. Beverly Tatum, president of Spelman College, and Jeanette Horan, CIO of IBM, among many others * Features straightforward, honest advice on gaining confidence, speaking up, finding mentors, learning to fail, building a network of allies, managing others, and more * Written by pioneering business leader Becky Blalock, with a Foreword by Anne Mulcahy, former chairperson and CEO of Xerox Corporation Dare is must-needed guide for women everywhere, at every level, striving to develop the character, skills, and relationships that deliver greater success in the workplace.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781118562642
ISBN-10: 111856264X
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 161mm x 54mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 7-Oct-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Becky Blalock

Becky Blalock is the former SVP and CIO of Southern Company, a Fortune 500 utilities firm. Under her leadership, Southern Company delivered over a billion dollars in new technology initiatives and was recognized as one of the "100 Most Innovative Companies" by CIO magazine and one of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT" by Computerworld magazine. Becky has also received numerous awards for her work on behalf of women's initiatives. Today, she is a partner with Advisory Capital, where she provides strategic consulting, and is a board member to companies in energy, information technology, and medicine. Becky lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Jim, and their daughter, Alex. For more information, please visit www.beckyblalock.com