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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sallie Krawcheck Narrator: Ellen Archer, Sallie Krawcheck Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9780735207226
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Picking up the women and success conversation where Sheryl Sandberg left off, Krawcheck shows women how to take their careers to the next level….by playing by a new set of rules that build on their natural strengths. 
 
So much career advice for women addresses how to succeed in the static business world of yesterday and today. But that world, says former Wall Street powerhouse-turned entrepreneur Sallie Krawcheck, is changing - and fast. In fact, we are on the brink of what Krawcheck calls the Fourth Wave of feminism, one that will usher in unprecedented opportunities for women in business.
This all is being driven by the fact that the business world is evolving in ways that play to women’s strengths. Because in the increasingly complex and connected world of tomorrow – one in which communication and collaboration rule the day - the skills and qualities needed for success are ones that women inherently possess. And by owning and investing in those qualities women have more power than ever. 
 
Here Krawcheck draws on her experiences at the highest levels of business, both as one of the lone women at the top rungs of the biggest boy’s club in the world, and as an entrepreneur, to show how women can tap into this growing power to elevate their careers: from getting the raise, to new takes on networking and mentoring, to navigating career breaks and curveballs to avoiding the biggest career mistake that most women don’t know they are making.

At the same time, women have the opportunity to play a more significant role than they know in shaping their companies into places they want to work – or leave to start their own: by initiating the “courageous conversations” about true flexibility and diversity in the workplace, forging non-traditional career paths, and more.  

Lighting the path to complete the revolution ignited by Gloria Steinem, Krawcheck shows how each one of us can ride the wave of this revolution to own our careers and our futures.


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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Ellen Archer…perfectly captures the author’s skill, confidence, and accessibility. With assertive clarity, she applies a deft blend of mature indignation and quiet determination to every sentence. And in the sections where the author shares her personal thoughts and vulnerabilities, her vocal style shifts toward the intimate without weakening Krawcheck’s empowering message…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

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  • It’s no secret the business world is in a time of transformation, largely driven by technology. Increased automation means that skills like collaboration, creativity and relationship-building are even more valuable. As Krawcheck shows, women are uniquely positioned to succeed by tapping into these skills they already possess. Own It is a manual for how women can both thrive and accelerate these changes — which will benefit both men and women”. –Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global and author of Thrive
  • “As Sallie Krawcheck shows, women are uniquely positioned to succeed by tapping into the power they already possess.”

    Arianna Huffington, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • 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
  • 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
  • A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • A Washington Post Bestseller
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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About the Author

Sallie Krawcheck is the co-founder and CEO of Ellevest, an innovative digital investment platform designed to help women reach their financial goals. She is also chair of Ellevate Network, a professional networking community whose mission is to advance women in business. She is one of the highest ranked women ever to have worked on Wall Street, having held posts such as CEO of Smith Barney, CEO of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, and CFO of Citigroup. She is one of the most-read “Influencers” on LinkedIn, and has been profiled as one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People” in business, as well as in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, and more. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds an MBA from Columbia University.

About the Narrator

Ellen Archer is an award-winning narrator, actress, and singer with a degree in Opera Performance from the Boston Conservatory. She has performed extensively on the New York stage and in regional theaters. She has narrated numerous audiobooks and has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards, as well as the prestigious Audie Award for best narration.