CNBC reporter Julia Boorstin has written a book on some of the world’s most influential women leaders—and what we can learn from them.
- When Women Lead: What We Achieve, Why We Succeed and What We Can Learn is set to be released on October 11.
- In the book, Boorstin takes a deep dive into the lives of some of the women running the world’s most successful companies.
- Boorstin writes a combination of both research and storytelling as she focuses on successful women’s leadership approaches and how they can be integrated into the lives of others.
Why it’s important
The point of the book is to show how women have been breaking barriers by not only entering the business world—but leading it.
In When Women Lead, Boorstin tells the stories of more than sixty female CEOs and leaders. She speaks with powerful women such as actress Gwyneth Paltrow, Rent The Runway founder and CEO Jenn Hyman, Bumble founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd, actress Lena Waithe, founder and CEO of Tala Shivani Siroya, and more.
These women are leading some of the top businesses in the world and proving that women can lead amazing companies—even if they are typically male dominated.
Women have been underestimated when it comes to business for years and now they are pushing the barriers and breaking through to a sector that was once ruled by men.
Boorstin interviews some of these women and gets to share how they got where they are, what type of leadership styles they convey, and how other women can implement these styles into their own lives and businesses.
“Filled with top-notch research, practical insight and stories from the most inspiring women in business, Julia Boorstin lays out a new, inclusive vision for leadership and our
world at large that we all will benefit from,” says Thrive Founder and CEO, Arianna Huffington.“When Women Lead is replete with concrete insights that have personally helped me navigate our unprecedented times of change. Weaving together perspectives from tech, business, politics, the cultural sphere and beyond, Boorstin’s deep reporting and voracious inquiries serve not only as a tactical manual for individuals, but as a toolkit for building interdisciplinary connections,” says Serpentine Galleries CEO, Bettina Korek.