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By: Karen Linder
Purchased At: $24.95
Although proportionally women continue to lag far behind men as CEOs and board members at major institutions, there has been a marked uptick in the number of female business leaders in recent years. Looking at the changes that have happened at Berkshire Hathaway―Warren Buffett's holding company, The Women of Berkshire Hathaway: Lessons from Warren Buffett's Female CEOs and Directors provides a unique look at the gradual shattering of the glass ceiling at one of America's top firms.
An influx of female leadership over the past few years―today there are four female CEOs, up from just one a decade ago―has invigorated Berkshire Hathaway with energy and unique female insight. Profiling these remarkable women, the book provides motivational and management information for a wide range of readers, from business students to Buffett fans.
- Looks closely at the female board members of Berkshire Hathaway and the female managers who run Berkshire Hathaway companies
- Follows the paths that brought these women to their current positions
- Explores their working relationship with their employees and Warren Buffett, and how they balance work and their private lives
The only book focusing on eight of the most powerful women at Berkshire Hathaway, The Women of Berkshire Hathaway is an inspirational read about the triumph of a group of remarkable women within a company once dominated by men.
It was a real pleasure to read about Berkshire Hathaway and other corporations that function with high standards of integrity. We hear so much of greedy executives bleeding companies dry - leaving employees and investors in the ruins. None of that goes on here. I knew that Warren Buffett and Bill Gates were involved in many humanitarian organizations but did not realize how positively it reflected on their businesses and corporate cultures. There is much to admire about the women executives who are so vitally important to them.
Each woman and the circumstances leading to her success is different. There is no single plan of success, but the tips are sincere and valuable. The author, Karen Linder, writes with authority gained from personal experience. She ran her own company which she started in Omaha and has now organized a second one. In the spirit of integrity exemplified by the women and men in this book I want to disclose that I have known Karen for many years through our mutual association in laboratory science.
I love how each of the women were able to use their God-given strengths and talents, specifically their high focus on people, on their journey to success -- not the tyrant women we are sometimes told we have to be to "make it" in the business world.