Sally Helgensen is the author of five books, including the classic best-seller The Female Advantage, celebrating it’s 20th year in print, and The Web of Inclusion, described by The Wall Street Journal as one of the best books on leadership ever published. Se delivers keynotes and seminars in organizations around the world.

Julie Johnson, a graduate of the Harvard Business School, in one of America’s most distinguished and experienced executive coaches. She has coached hundreds of executives in blue chip companies and has worked with many of the most successful women in the Fourtune 500. Her work has been published in the Harvard Business Review as well as in the noted book Coaching for Leadership.

The Female Vision

Women’s Real Power at Work

Forward by Marshall Goldsmith

Women see the world through a distinctive lens.  What they see is defined by what they notice, what the value, and how they believe the world shall be.  Yet because women’s ways of seeing have not been recognized, their potential to contribute remains under-leveraged.

In this brilliant and strongly argued new book, Sally Helgesen and Julie Johnson describe the three elements that shape the female vision and explore the specific benefits that each provides:

  • Women’s capacity for broad-spectrum notice widens the scope of information available to organizations and provides clues about relationships, shifting markets, and potential conflicts.
  • Women’s focus on the quality of daily experience rather than abstract measures of achievement provides a way to restore balance in a 24/7 workplace.
  • Women’s penchant for viewing work in a large social context offers a powerful means to engage motivation at a profound and authentic level.

Drawing an original research co-sponsored by the National Council for Research on Women, The Female Vision lays out exactly what companies must do to engage, energize and support talented women, and show’s women how to nurture and sustain their greatest power.


“Powerful, fresh, a must read!”

-Tina Brown, Founder and Editor, The Daily Beast



-Matthew Winkler, Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg News


“Redefines how we think about women’s power as leaders.”

-Cathie Black, President, Hearst Magazines

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