CONSIDER THESE STATISTICS:
- WOMEN DO ABOUT 66% OF THE WORLD'S WORK BUT EARN ONLY 10% OF THE WORLD'S INCOME.
- WOMEN PRODUCE 50% OF THE WORLD'S FOOD BUT OWN JUST 1% OF ITS FARMLAND.
- OF THOSE LIVING IN EXTREME POVERTY, 60% ARE WOMEN AND GIRLS.
- NEARLY 55% OF CHILDREN WHO DO NOT ATTEND SCHOOL ARE GIRLS.
Although these statistics demonstrate the unfair burden that women carry, they are also an indication of the opportunity for change that exists.
In LEADING WITH CARE, management expert Mary Cantando examines the stories of trailblazing women in the developing world who, with help from the nonprofit organization CARE, have capitalized on personal and professional opportunities on the road to establishing self–sufficiency. As their stories reveal, through CARE, women around the world have overcome adversity to build new businesses, improve their health, prioritize education, and foster change in their communities.
But adversity can be found in every area of the world, and the book also includes the unique stories of top female executives who have similarly taken control of their lives, risen above their hardscrabble beginnings, and sought to give back locally and globally. Featuring new interviews from leaders at major global organizations such as Procter & Gamble, the Women's National Basketball Association, Intercontinental Hotels Group, the General Mills Foundation, and Meredith Publishing Group, among many others, this book offers a look at how women around the world are not only inspiring but creating change. Cantando then maps out how readers can apply the lessons and best practices of these women in their own companies, whether they're C–suite executives at multinational corporations or run part–time businesses out of their home.
In an ever–shifting world, CARE's message is timeless. LEADING WITH CARE shows how CARE's proven approach to building self–sufficiency, in any economy, in any nation, gives us all hope and the power to create our own secure futures.
CARE fights root causes of poverty in the world's poorest communities. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. In more than 65 countries, women are at the heart of CARE's community–based efforts to improve education, health, and economic opportunity. Each year, CARE helps tens of millions of people around the world effect real, positive changes in their lives.
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Your purchase of LEADING WITH CARE makes a difference. A percentage of the author's book royalties, with a minimum of $10,000, will support CARE's work with women in developing countries.
Part One developing self–sufficiency.
1. Creating Self–Sufficiency Through Training.
2. Blazing a Path Through Sports.
3. Overcoming Challenges to Achieve Self–Sufficiency.
4. Gaining Self–Sufficiency While Helping Others.
5. Implementing Self–Sufficiency in Your Own Life.
Part Two capitalizing on opportunity.
1. Capitalizing on Opportunity in Niger.
2. Seizing Good Fortune.
3. Building a Different Kind of Business.
4. Overcoming Naysayers.
5. Capitalizing on Opportunity in Your Own Life.
Part Three building community.
1. Building Community in India.
2. Building Community Everywhere.
3. Joining Forces in the BusinessWorld.
4. Creating an Advisory Board Community.
5. Building Community in Your Own Life.
Part Four protecting the environment through action and policy.
1. Providing Clean Water in Mozambique.
2. Protecting the Environment Through Corporate Leadership.
3. Saving the Environment One Plate at a Time.
4. Building for the Future.
5. Safeguarding the Environment in Your Own Life.
Part Five addressing discrimination.
1. Overcoming Discrimination Through Literacy.
2. Addressing Discrimination Through Corporate Leadership.
3. Learning to Capitalize on the Differences.
4. Overcoming Bias in the Legal Profession.
5. Addressing Discrimination in Your Own Life.
A Final Note from the Author: Leaving a Legacy.
Learning More About These Women and Organizations.
Afterword (Dr. Helene Gayle, President and CEO, CARE).
About the Author.
MARY CANTANDO is the founder and growth expert of WomanBusinessOwner.com, an organization that helps women start and grow businesses. As an envoy of the U.S. State Department, she has traveled to developing countries to speak to women about starting and growing their businesses. She is a chapter chair of the Women Presidents′ Organization and a leading member of Women Impacting Public Policy and the Women′s Business Enterprise National Council.