Women Leaders at Work: Untold Tales of Women Achieving Their Ambitions

By Elizabeth Ghaffari

"Women Leaders at Work strains the non-public existence judgements taken by way of girls who stumbled on how one can in attaining greatness of their paintings. every one tale is fascinating. yet, jointly, the tales offer idea. They illustrate how genuine ladies of various skills from various backgrounds traversed fairly diverse paths, seized possibilities offered in lots of guises, and located how you can in achieving and to give a contribution to society. Elizabeth Ghaffari relates those tales with an unerring intuition to bare the interesting, own dimensions of actual women." Anita okay. Jones, college Professor Emerita, college of Virginia

"Women Leaders at Work shines a mild on ladies. trendy leaders who're ladies, who're altering our international, whilst examples, encourage younger women who're our leaders of the longer term. nice book!" Frances Hesselbein, President & CEO,Leader to chief Institute, manhattan, NY

"The tales of every of those outstanding girls learn like novels -- humble beginnings, triumphs, disasters, terrific selection and resourcefulness, overcoming the conventional stumbling blocks dealing with ladies within the place of work. yet those tales are real, and so they motivate us. there are various extra tales in the market, yet due to Elizabeth Ghaffari, we're privileged to proportion those few. Groundbreaking girls, groundbreaking book." Judith M. Runstad, lawyer, FOSTER PEPPER PLLC,Seattle, WA

"I have learn many books on management and girls leaders, and Elizabeth Ghaffari’s publication rises to the pinnacle for me. The in-depth interviews offer perception into management usually, matters special to girls, in addition to an insider’s view right into a wide array of industries. Women Leaders at Work highlights marvelous ladies leaders, past the "usual suspects," lots of whom you could by no means have another way come to know." Cathy Sandeen, Ph.D., MBA, Dean, UCLA Extension, collage of California, l. a.

"In her most recent booklet, Elizabeth Ghaffari has scouted out unprecedented girls who began in small, yet brave how one can keep on with distinct visions. those ladies accomplished positions of impression and tool, yet their routes to luck have been by no means straight-lined. They persisted digressions and embraced switch. They navigated the intricacies of organizations, academia, non-profits, and the fields of technological know-how and know-how. They communicate with their very own voices approximately their lives and motivation and inform their tales with modesty and encouragement to different ladies who probably want to lead and serve." Mary S. Metz, Ph.D., President Emerita, generators university

"Women Leaders at Work is stuffed from cover-to-cover with tales in regards to the lives of remarkable girls who're in management at the present time. Elizabeth Ghaffari makes use of her extraordinary interviewing abilities to invite the perfect inquiries to elicit memorable classes which are inspiring, uplifting and academic. all of the eighteen chapters makes a speciality of the lifestyles and occupation direction of a desirable, comprehensive girl. Ghaffari illustrates that step forward luck can ensue in a myriad of fields from drugs, legislation, academia, govt, public businesses, technological know-how and philanthropy. it isn't essential to remain on a slender hierarchical profession course. in truth, none of those champions profession paths that have been straight-line trajectories. 'We frequently need to be re-potted to develop' and 'Don’t depart the facility of an organization simply because you need to swap the area. Harness it,' are of the various memorable classes. Women Leaders at Work is full of very important knowledge and suggestion for prior, current and destiny leaders. I hugely suggest this booklet for women and men of every age and interests!" Susan Murphy, Ph.D, famous writer, speaker, enterprise advisor, www.Consult4Business.com

"Ghaffari's girls Leaders at paintings captures diversified own tales of trailblazing girls who percentage candid reports together with profession demanding situations. it truly is transparent that rather more than mentoring concerns -- sponsorship is key." Linda Griego, President & CEO, Griego companies, Inc.

In Women Leaders at Work, expert interviewer Elizabeth Ghaffari speaks to girls at or close to the head in their professions in a big selection of fields. partially, the e-book specializes in how they did it: how they ready, how they overcame hindrances, how they accomplished significant milestones, and the way they took the novel flip within the occupation course that made the entire distinction. every one bankruptcy can also be a gem that includes worthy insights into gaining and utilizing energy responsibly. each interview exhibits how girl leaders make a distinction on a daily foundation: charting procedure, coping with senior managers and key companions, allocating assets, influencing stakeholders and the general public, dealing with inner difficulties and aggressive demanding situations, launching tasks, or pouncing on possibilities the remainder of us can’t see.

This ebook, just like the others within the bestselling Apress At Work sequence, presents readers with a number of examples and stories they could use to accomplish their very own ambitions. It info key activities or judgements that might support ladies achieve the C-level, win public workplace, or in attaining expert attractiveness and standing. via tapping the knowledge and astute recommendation of up to date girls in management, Women Leaders at Work presents an updated advisor for bold ladies looking specialist good fortune. This book:

  • Showcases profitable girls in management positions within the sleek millennium
  • Explains how they ready to tackle the demanding situations management imposes
  • Provides recommendation should you could stick with of their footsteps
  • Demystifies occupation good fortune for girls

Other books within the Apress At paintings sequence:

  • Coders at Work, Seibel, 978-1-4302-1948-4
  • Venture Capitalists at Work, Shah & Shah, 978-1-4302-3837-9
  • CIOs at Work, Yourdon, 978-1-4302-3554-5
  • CTOs at Work, Donaldson, Seigel, & Donaldson, 978-1-4302-3593-4
  • Founders at Work, Livingston, 978-1-4302-1078-8
  • European Founders at Work, Santos, 978-1-4302-3906-2
  • Advertisers at Work, Tuten, 978-1-4302-3828-7
  • Gamers at Work, Ramsay. 978-1-4302-3351-0

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Ghaffari: What have been your duties as CFO? Gouw: i used to be in control of the finance division, overseeing most likely fifteen to 20 humans. Finance comprises accounting, funding, the treasury functionality, and budgeting. whilst the financial institution went public, it additional investor family members. Ghaffari: How concerned have been you within the management-led buyout of East West financial institution? Gouw: occasionally possibilities simply occur. East West used to be owned by means of a unmarried shareholder from Indonesia—a relations had acquired it in 1991. The monetary quandary hit Asia in 1998, and the proprietors desired to promote the financial institution very, in a short time to a Singaporean financial institution, however the Federal Reserve acknowledged regulatory approval might take years. We discovered shall we do a personal placement Women Leaders at paintings with authorised investors—mostly institutional traders the place no unmarried investor could personal greater than nine. nine percentage. a personal placement didn't require regulatory approval and will be performed in a couple of month. the previous proprietor instructed us that we had one month to do the deal. If we couldn’t meet that closing date, they might need to locate one other shopper. Dominic Ng, the East West CEO, and that i went to Wall highway and we raised $238 million in weeks and closed the deal in a single month. That used to be June of 1998, and the timing grew to become out to be so nice, simply because via August or September, the industry close down as a result failure of the long term Capital administration hedge fund following the Russian monetary quandary. Had we overlooked that window of chance, we might no longer were in a position to increase any capital. Ghaffari: How did the corporate fare after the IPO? Gouw: so much of our progress got here once we went public. We’ve had compounded development of resources, loans, and capital expanding via 18 to twenty percentage every year in view that then. It’s been a mix of inner development and stable acquisitions. inner development has all come from family US resources. We do loads of real-estate lending, in addition to enterprise lending. Our clients are importers, exporters, and corporations situated the following in California. Ghaffari: What did you do another way from the neighborhood California banks that failed through the most modern monetary difficulty? Gouw: We realized greatly from the nineties while Southern California actual property received hit difficult. loads of banks selected to not tackle their difficulties. I nonetheless be mindful July 2007, after the endure Stearns hedge fund blew up, we went to our board and acknowledged, “Real property could have an issue. ” Early in 2008, we began to curtail our development lending and whilst begun promoting a few of these loans. I engaged KPMG to study one hundred pc of our portfolio of development loans. We took the mandatory charge-offs and raised capital. Our timing used to be super lucky. We raised $200 million in most well-liked inventory in April of 2008. Had we waited quite a few months, the industry could have close down. we would have liked to ensure that we have been protected from the drawback, instead of easily concentrating on the price of elevating capital. because it became out, we will be able to now glance again and say that elevating capital early, whilst it used to be to be had, was once the easiest factor that we ever did.

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