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Picking up the women and success conversation where Sheryl Sandberg left off, Krawcheck shows women how to go beyond just sitting at the table and take their careers to the next level

So much advice for women has been about how to succeed within the confines of the business world as it exists today. But that world is changing, and with it, so are the strategies needed to get ahead. And these changes are empowering women in unprecedented ways. Because in today’s increasingly complex, connected, and technology-driven world where communication and collaboration rule, the skills and qualities that matter most are ones that women inherently possess: in spades. Traits that make women great leaders, effective team players, and more valuable assets to businesses than ever.

Thus, the path forward to for women says Krawcheck, is not to mute these qualities, but to own them, to double-down on them, and to bring them—proudly and unapologetically—to work.

Here Krawcheck draws on her experiences at the top levels of business, both as one of the lone women at the top rungs of the biggest boys club in the world, and as an entrepreneur, to show how women can tap into these skills—and their enormous economic power—to elevate themselves and their careers: everything from how to get the raise, to new takes on networking and mentoring, to navigating career breaks and curveballs, to how to initiate the “courageous conversations” about true flexibility and diversity in the workplace and shape our companies into place we want to work.

Women have more power in the workplace than ever. Here Krawcheck lights the path to complete the revolution ignited by Gloria Steinem, and shows each one of us can own that power to own our careers and our futures.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As Sallie Krawcheck shows, women are uniquely positioned to succeed by tapping into the power they already possess.”

    Arianna Huffington

  • It's easy to get caught up in all the stereotypes and misconceptions about what it means to be a powerful woman. Sallie Krawcheck sets the record straight, showing that being a powerful woman in business isn't about being the fastest or strongest or best at playing the "man's game".  Because the world is changing in ways that give women more of an edge than ever.  Whether we leverage it to rise up in our careers, start businesses, or make a difference with our dollars, that power is real - and its time to own it. Venus Williams 
  • Young women are raised to think they don't have the natural skills to succeed in a “man’s world”. In this inspiring book, Krawcheck shows why stereotypically "female" qualities are actually a source of strength.  This book fills me with hope that our next generation of young women will grow up believing they are brave and capable of changing the world. “
    -Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code
  • Having worked at the top rungs on Wall St at time when groupthink nearly ran our economy into the ground, Sallie Krawcheck knows better than anyone that doing business the "old boys club way" is no longer viable.  In this powerful, honest, and yet intensely optimistic book, she shows why women today have more options than ever, and how we can seize them by bringing our true selves to work. -Karen Finerman, CEO of Metropolitan Capital Advisors
  • Too many business leaders still look at the gender pay gap and the lack of women in senior positions a "women's' issue".  Sallie Krawcheck has been there, and she knows better.  Own It shows how the rise of women in business boosts the economy and society as a whole. Companies and leaders who recognize and embrace this will prosper.  In today's competitive economy, Sallie tells us how to leverage the growing power of women in ways that benefit us all. Ian Bremmer, president and founder of Eurasia Group and author of Superpower
  • Take it from the most powerful woman on Wall Street: our future depends on women. With courage, charisma, and cold hard facts, Sallie Krawcheck shows that instead of playing by the rules men created, it's time for women to rewrite the rules. Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of ORIGINALS and GIVE AND TAKE
  • In today’s complex world where real change is happening in real time, all companies are grappling with the challenge of reimagining their way forward. Doing so requires a culture of collaboration, openness and questioning - and diversity of thought, perspective and, yes, gender. In this cogent and unflinchingly honest book Sallie Krawcheck inspires women to embrace the power of their diversity to reimagine their careers. Beth Comstock, Vice Chair, GE
  • In Own It, Sallie Krawcheck lays out the business case for workplace equality and the roles all of us must play in shifting our companies toward equal pay, equal opportunity, equal advancement and equal rights for all. Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, Salesforce
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