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Off-Ramps and On-Ramps: Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success

Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Hewlett showcases what an elite group of companies are doing differently to retain talented women who are leaving promising careers and key leadership positions in order to achieve better balance between family obligations and work.

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Publisher: Harvard Business School Press
Publish Date: 04/15/2007
Pages: 299
ISBN-13: 9781422101025
ISBN-10: 1422101029
Language: English

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October 08, 2007

Ask 8cr! - Off-Ramps and On-Ramps

By Aaron Schleicher

Welcome to "Ask 8cr! " - a new section of our blog where we've created a forum to find out what kinds of issues and challenges people are having in the workplace. We then take these issues and apply a business book we feel offers a viable solution. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

May 06, 2008

A glaring gap in the list

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There's a post up on the WSJ's Independent Street Blog pointing out that the Journal's list of the top most influential business thinkers does not include a single woman. The author, Wendy Bounds, poses these questions: Why do you think there aren't more influential women business thinkers on today's list? How can this change? READ FULL DESCRIPTION

December 13, 2007

Another List

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Rebecca pointed us all to Amazon's Best Books of 2007 last month, and in light of all the other lists coming out lately, I thought it'd be a good idea to revisit that list and highlight the business titles on it. There were three business categories--Business, Business Narratives, and Finance & Investing. So without further ado, the choice of Amazon's editors were. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

August 11, 2011

Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets: Why Women Are the Solution by Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa Rashid, Harvard Business School Press, 288 pages, $35. 00, Hardcover, August 2011, ISBN 9781422160602 We were big fans of Sylvia Ann Hewlett’s 2007 book, Off-Ramps and On-Ramps: Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success. Hewlett is a prominent gender and workplace issues expert and, in that book, she took a much-needed look into a critical problem in our business world: the current career model and its lack of flexibility for talented women. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

August 17, 2007

More of Zook and Others

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I have found some supplemental reading to our recent Unstoppable podcast. Chris Zook (Unstoppable) has been writing a blog for Harvard Business Online. The online site has recruited Bob Sutton (No-Asshole Rule, Hard Facts), Sylvia Ann Hewlett (Off-Ramps and On-Ramps), and Michael Watkins (First 90 Days) among others. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

May 15, 2007

Off-Ramps and On-Ramps: Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success by Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Harvard Business School Press, 320 pages, $29. 95 Hardcover, May 2007, ISBN 9781422101025. I admit it: I take great pride in the fact that our small company has, over the years, made modifications to the standard work week in order to keep talented people working for us. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

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With talent shortages looming over the next decade, what can companies do to attract and retain the large number of professional women who are forced off the career highway? By documenting the successful efforts of a group of cutting-edge global companies to retain talented women and reintegrate them if they've already left, Off-Ramps and On-Ramps answers this critical question. Working closely with companies such as Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, Time Warner, General Electric and others, author Sylvia Ann Hewlett identifies what works and why. Based on firsthand experience with these companies, along with extensive data that provides the most comprehensive and nuanced portrait of women's career paths, this book documents the actions forward-thinking companies must take to reverse the female brain drain and ensure their access to talent over the long term.

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