This is a wonderful and inspiring book drawing on her own extensive leadership experience to take the conversation about women and work to a whole new level. The important message is that this is the time for a new style of leadership, and women are best suited to set the pace.
Kirstine Steward landed her first job when she applied for a position as a girl Friday at a film distribution house. Having worked her way up from the bottom she believes its time we leaped past the question of how women might create change in the working world and exploit the fact that profound change is already under way.
The digital revolution, and the wave of millennial(s) who are entering the work force with very different expectations than the generations who came before have created a new reality that demands a new style of leadership with attributes and perspectives that make women the natural front-runners. The opportunity is there. We must seize this time as women.
Stewart’s own track in the world has been wonderful and excellent. It was littered with firsts, including being the first woman and the youngest person ever to head the CBC, and the first managing director of Twitter Canada.
In this book, Stewart shares ideas and strategies that are both original and crucially important for anyone interested in setting a course for success today.
This book is a must-read for all women 20 and up.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth