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Suggested Reading for 2011 Summit Delegates

Women Leaders: Driving Organizational Success

Call for guiding women to enhance leadership skills (Gulf Times, June 3, 2010)
Deliver for Women: Not a Request, But an Imperative (The Huffington Post, May 25, 2010) 
European Firms Failing to Develop Women Leaders
(The GrapevineOnline)
Get Men to Help Advance Female Leaders by Leslie Traub
(Diversity Executive, Jan 16th, 2011)   
Op-Ed by Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Vishakha N. Desai: Women and the Workplace
(Times of India, Sept. 15, 2010)    
PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi on Diversity and Leadership
(New York Times, May 6, 2010)
The Double-Bind Dilemma for Women in Leadership
Towards Gender Balanced Leadership: What Has Not Worked and What May

Women as Entrepreneurs

Centered Leadership: How Talented Women Thrive
Ethnic Entrepeneurship Among Indian Women in New Zealand
Gender, Ageing, and Agency
Growing Confidence Empowers Asian Women

Impediments for Women Entrepreneurship Development

Men Outnumber Women Four to One in Working Abroad
Women and Soft Power in Business by Vineet Nayar
(Bloomberg, Jan 19th, 2011)  
Women Entrepreneurs in Nepal

Women Social Entrepreneurs Driven by Impact

The Transformative Power of Social Media

For Women Social Media is More than Girl Talk
How Social Networking is Helping Millenial Women Change the World
Political Power of Social Media – Response
Small Change
The Political Power of Social Media

Women and Technology

Gender Revolution in Science and Technology
Using Mobile Phones to Promote Lifelong Learning Among Rural Women in Southern India

Women’s Rights in Climate Change

Women in the Public Sector

Do Women Leaders Matter
Sri Lanka – Where are the Women in Local Government?

Strengthening Democracy through Women’s Political Participation

The Hillary Doctrine

Zeti Akhtar Aziz

Powering Economic Growth

A Guide to Womenomics
Big Winner – Women
Death of Macho

Groundbreakers: Using the Strength of Women to Rebuild the World Economy

Harvard Article Female Economy

Japan – Boosting Growth with Day Care
Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything
The Battle for Female Talent in Emerging Markets

The Gender Dividend: Making the Business Case for Investing in Women

To Fight Poverty Invest in Girls
Women’s empowerment vital for economic development, peace, senior UN official says
(Xinhua, May 18, 2010)  
Women Hold Up Half the Sky

Women the Face of Poverty

Working Women – Strength in Numbers

Women in Media

Afghan Women and the Media – Is Their Story Being Told? (The Huffington Post, May 26, 2010)
Asian Women Filmmakers Inspire Change
Global Media Monitoring Project 2010
Studio Kabul

Wanted – More Women in the Newsroom

The Business of Doing Good: Women as Agents of Social Change

A Changing Asia – Women in Emerging Civil Societies
Advancing the Rights of Women and Girls: Keys to a Better Future for Afghanistan
(US Department of State, January 29, 2010)
Aung San Suu Kyi – Freedom from Fear
Educated Women and Social Change
Women and Work: We Did It!

Women on Boards: Realizing Gender Parity

Ambitions Meet Reality in India
Championing the ‘Tough Issues’

Group Sets Goal to Get More Women on Boards

Op-Ed by Vishakha N. Desai: A Seat at the Table (South China Morning Post, June 11, 2010)
New Research Reveals Sharp Differences between Men and Women in the Boardroom

Using a Board Seat as a Stepping Stone
What Women Really Want is a Meritocracy
(Forbes, February 24, 2011)

More Resources

My Julia Child (The Huffington Post, August 3, 2009)
State Department/USUN Report to the White House Council on Women and Girls (US Department of State, May 28, 2010)   
Global Gender Gap
(World Economic Forum, December 17, 2010) 
Last Communion

The Female Factor: Family Vaults Women to Leadership in Asia (New York Times, February 7, 2010)