An interesting format: There are many shades to motivational or inspirational books. There are biographies or autobiographies -these typically describe one person’s struggles in detail right from her childhood to the mission she is pursuing. There are well researched books by authors describing eminent achievers in a single book. Of course all formats have their unique attributes. "30 Women in Power, Their Voices, Their Stories" has an interesting format. It has a format of crisp yet impactful essays in first person.
Journey of 30 best Women Leaders: "30 Women in Power" has among the best of 30 women leaders from India, narrating their own bringing up, their struggle, their efforts in giving their best to their mission/ profession and finally their thoughts on what it takes to achieve reach towards the mission each one of them have undertaken . The leaders also share their own experiences on managing work life balance, prioritizing between work and personal life. The leaders have described their support systems at home in the form of their parents, husbands, in-laws and children.
Leaders from Diverse Specializations: All these women leaders have shown extreme grit, perseverance when they scaled the leadership ladders. These women leaders are from diverse specializations-there are leaders from banking industry, government service, information technology, manufacturing industry, law, healthcare and hospitality and some more specializations. Even though they have diverse specializations, all the leaders have one thing in common. They all have reached eminent leadership positions through their sheer determination.
Lucid Language Yet Powerful Learnings For Reader: Each leader describes their bringing up, lasting influence of values inculcated by their parents, teachers during their childhood. They also acknowledge the mentors they have been coached by during their professional journey. Each leader states her story in a matter of fact style that makes the essays lucid to read. They describe important milestones that catapulted them to next level of leadership. One learns that these leaders have many times volunteered or said yes for much more demanding responsibilities in spite of equally demanding situations in their personal life. However, they have given their best to strike a balance between professional and personal life. The important learnings, they have had, have been highlighted in bold throughout in the book and at the end of each essay there are key learnings or takeaways recommended by the respective leader.
A Highly Recommended Reference Book: The book has been thoughtfully conceptualised and edited by none other than an eminent banking industry leader Nainal Lal Kidwai. She has also essayed her own professional journey in the book. The book is fairly compact (300 odd pages) for the sheer amount of wisdom and guidance it offers.
"30 Women In Power" a highly recommended book to have in your personal library. The book serves as an invaluable reference and inspiration for aspiring women professionals. The book is of course equally powerful reference for even men who wish to excel in their professional career or mission.
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