Submitted by: Profiles in Diversity Journal
Categories: Human Resources & Diversity
Posted: Dec 13, 2005 – 11:00 PM EST
Dec. 13 /CSRwire/ -
WomenWorthWatching(TM) issue of Profiles in Diversity Journal features profiles of 77 senior women business leaders. Nominated by their colleagues, peers, and mentors for their initiative and achievements, they lead by their vigorous attention to a vision as well as devotion to their teams, their organizations, and their communities. According to Jim Rector, publisher, "This prestigious and historic WomenWorthWatching(TM) annual feature has gained global recognition for its unique and wholesome expression of the progress women are making in organizational leadership."
These women represent a range of industries, gifts, paths, experiences, and styles. Their profiles reveal diverse personalities and various ways of capitalizing on individual talents. These leaders pursued new ways of thinking, accepted challenges, made choices and sacrifices, and sometimes made mistakes.
Each featured executive's mentoring essay is unique. Yet, there are common threads to their guidance for others. They know who they are, where they're headed, and what they want to accomplish. Their lives are characterized by eagerness to learn; creative problem solving; "gumption and go"; and strength derived from links to past and people. They are sometimes head-strong but certainly heart-strong. They express a solid sense of self: self-awareness, self-motivation, self-discipline, as well as self-critiquing and self-improvement.
These 77 profiles represent real women with real stories to tell--and they are told in their own words. This is the kind of information shared by a mentor with an aspiring novice, particularly someone starting their career or breaking new ground within an organization or industry. Their mentoring essays reveal dreams formulated, fought for, and fulfilled; guiding principles; lessons learned; paths taken, hurdles and milestones.
A three-page pullout front cover and four-page foldout inside this issue portray all 77 women executives featured. Additionally, this prestigious issue acknowledges the companies and organizations that highly regard these executives.
Introducing this year's WomenWorthWatching(TM) issue is Steven L. Miller, retired chairman of the board of directors, president and CEO of Shell Oil Company (1999 to 2002), who serves as Honorary Chair of the Profiles in Diversity Journal Advisory Board.
Also featured in this issue is information on Catalyst's groundbreaking research confirming that companies recruiting, retaining, and advancing women have a competitive advantage in the global marketplace.
The 4th Annual WomenWorthWatching Issue(TM) is available exclusively from Profiles in Diversity Journal. Please visit www.diversityjournal.com.
Profiles in Diversity Journal is the longest-running print magazine for business professionals on best practices and successful initiatives for diversity and inclusiveness as exemplified by major Fortune 500 companies.
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