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Sally Helgesen’s ‘How Women Rise’ Hits At The Right Time

By Susan Mehalick
Times Union, Albany, N.Y.

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Sally Helgesen’s new book “How Women Rise” profiles real women in the workplace like nonprofit exec Amy, who is uncomfortable claiming recognition for her accomplishments, or legal eagle Miranda, whose desire to please leads a male counterpart to hand off an undesirable assignment because he knew she’d say yes when asked.

Times Union, Albany, N.Y.

Sally Helgesen has been a leading expert in the women’s leadership arena for three decades now and even she didn’t see it coming.

The response to the Chatham-based author’s latest title, “How Women Rise,” co-written with Marshall Goldsmith, has kept her in perpetual motion as she’s traveled nationally and internationally — including to India, Pakistan, Zimbabwe and Egypt — from one speaking engagement to the next since its April publication. She will be the guest at a New York Writers Institute event Monday at the Hearst Media Center, in partnership with [email protected]

“It’s been pretty explosive and I’m really gratified,” Helgesen said from her Columbia County home.

“It’s the seventh book I’ve written … but none of them were like this.”

She attributes the success of “How Women Rise” to what she refers to as the “amplifying effects of social media,” her co-author’s savvy marketing skills, her publisher’s support and also timing.

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