Off-Ramps and On-Ramps: Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success

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Harvard Business Press, May 15, 2007 - Business & Economics - 299 pages
With talent shortages looming over the next decade, what can companies do to attract and retain the large number of professional women who are forced off the career highway?

By documenting the successful efforts of a group of cutting-edge global companies to retain talented women and reintegrate them if they’ve already left, Off-Ramps and On-Ramps answers this critical question. Working closely with companies such as Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, Time Warner, General Electric and others, author Sylvia Ann Hewlett identifies what works and why. Based on firsthand experience with these companies, along with extensive data that provides the most comprehensive and nuanced portrait of women's career paths, this book documents the actions forward-thinking companies must take to reverse the female brain drain and ensure their access to talent over the long term.
 

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Contents

Part
107
CONTENTS
137
Reimagining Work Life
161
Claiming and Sustaining Ambition
179
Tapping into Altruism
205
Combating Stigma and Stereotypes
225
Canaries in the Coal Mine
249
Notes
263
Index
279
About the Author
299
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Sylvia Ann Hewlett is an economist and the founding President of the Center for Work-Life Policy. She is also the Director of the Gender and Policy Program at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. She is the author of five critically acclaimed nonfiction books including Creating a Life, named by BusinessWeek as one of the ten best books of 2002.

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