Sally Helgesen, ranked by Leadership Excellence magazine as one of the 50 top authorities on leadership, is credited with bringing the language of inclusion into business. "The Web of Inclusion: A New Architecture for Building Great Organizations," which she published in 1995, was cited in The Wall Street Journal as one of the best books on leadership of all time.
Sally is the author of five other books, most recently "The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work," which explores how women’s strategic insights can strengthen their careers and benefit their organizations. Her best-selling "The Female Advantage: Women's Ways of Leadership," hailed as “the classic work” on women's leadership styles, has been continuously in print for 25 years and translated into 12 languages.
Sally develops leadership programs for corporations, partnership firms, universities and associations. Clients include Google, Chevron, Microsoft, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Lincoln Financial, Leadership California, The World Bank Group, Hewlett Packard, The West Point Military Academy, The Global Forum on Women, Society and the Economy, Paris; Roschier LLP Helsinki, ING Amsterdam and The Distributed Education Network, Oslo. She has consulted with UNDP on building more inclusive country offices in Africa and Asia, led seminars at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Smith College, and been visiting scholar at Northwestern University, U-Nordic in Stockholm and the Lauriston Institute in Melbourne AU.
Sally is a contributing editor to Strategy + Business magazine and a member of the International Women’s Forum. Articles about her work have been featured in Fortune, The New York Times, Fast Company, and Business Week. She lives in Chatham NY.