Women Instinctively Have What it Takes to Make Partnerships Work

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by Britney Hardweare

If Beyoncé’s “Run the World (Girls)” girl-power anthem was not enough of a wake-up call to get women motivated about owning and asserting their personal power, Betsy Polk and Maggie Ellis Chotas’s book, Power Through Partnership: How Women Lead Better Together, serves as a seven-chapter reminder, just in case you forgot.

Power Through Partnership reminds women that not only do women have power individually, but that this power is multiplied when women unite in a strategic manner. Polk and Chotas credit partnership as the reason for their successful 12-year consulting firm. Using real-life experiences from their partnership as well as from interviews with 125 women business partners, they provide a practical guide for women who are tired of working solo or fighting only to be picked last in a man’s game. Those interviewed include The Indigo Girls and bakery owners Heather White and Lori Joyce of the Cupcake Girls.

Do not be misled. This book is not just for CEOs and corporate employees; it speaks to any woman looking to succeed on her own terms with a little bit of help. The book opens with a foreword by the ground-breaking author of The Atlantic’s “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” Anne-Marie Slaughter. She commends the authors for their practical solution to partnerships, crediting her own success to the idea as well…



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