"We are in a new world with many old minds, and the task is to adapt yourself. A modern leader is here to serve."
Interview with Shimon Peres, president of the State of Israel, Jerusalem, 2012
"With a wealth of data and even richer stories from around the world, The Athena Doctrine offers convincing proof that the future requires us to embrace traits and values traditionally linked to women. Leave it to two fathers of daughters to show us how men and women alike are using empathy and collaboration to solve problems big and small. If you care about leadership, creativity, and the world of tomorrow, you must read this book."
Arianna Huffington, president and editor–in–chief, The Huffington Post
"The Athena Doctrine is a powerful book. Extraordinary research. Great story telling. A message both timely and of monumental importance."
Tom Peters, leadership guru and bestselling author, In Search of Excellence
"Goddess of both craft and wisdom, patron of Odysseus, and inspiration for legions of smart girls, Athena is an icon for our times. The Athena Doctrine offers a gender–neutral approach to embracing a set of values that underpin a new generation of innovation based on connection and creativity. It is an optimistic and energizing book."
Anne–Marie Slaughter, professor of politics and international affairs, Princeton University; former director of policy planning, U.S. Department of State
"The Athena Doctrine offers more than ample evidence of the rebalance needed in global leadership. Painstakingly researched and documented, with interviews of amazing people all over the world, the ideas in this book will influence the leaders of tomorrow and, more importantly, make the case for more women leaders."
Pat Mitchell, president and CEO, the Paley Center for Media; curator, TEDxWomen
Introduction: The Athena Doctrine 1
1 Great Britain 27
2 Iceland 55
3 Israel 77
4 Japan 103
5 Colombia and Peru 127
6 Kenya 149
7 India 169
8 China 189
9 Sweden, Germany, and Belgium 213
10 Bhutan 237
Conclusion: The Age of Athena 255
More Information 269
About the Authors 287