Author, Speaker and Leadership Coach

Sally Helgesen, cited in Forbes as the world’s premier expert on women’s leadership, is an internationally best-selling author, speaker and leadership coach. She has been inducted into the Thinkers 50 Hall of Fame, which honors those whose ideas have shaped the field of leadership worldwide. She is also ranked number 3 among the world’s thought leaders by Global Gurus.

Sally’s latest book, Rising Together: How We Can Bridge Divides and Create a More Inclusive Workplace, offers practical ways to build more inclusive relationships, teams, and workplaces. It soared to Amazon’s number one top-seller in its field in the first week of publication.

Rising Together builds on Sally’s remarkable success with How Women Rise, co-authored with legendary executive coach Marshall Goldsmith, which examines the behaviors most likely to get in the way of successful women as they move forward in their careers. Rights have been sold in 23 languages.

Other books include The Female Advantage: Women’s Ways of Leadership, hailed as the classic in its field and continuously in print since 1990, and The Web of Inclusion: A New Architecture for Building Great Organizations, cited in The Wall Street Journal as one of the best books on leadership of all time and credited with bringing the language of inclusion into business. For over 30 years, Sally has delivered workshops and keynotes for companies, partnership firms and associations, working in 37 countries around the world. She can be reached at .

As a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches, Sally is part of the growing community of world renowned leaders providing leadership content through the Methods of Leaders platform. Sally’s online Women’s Leadership course takes you through the 12 habits or behaviors that routinely get in the way of successful women’s efforts to rise in their careers.

Strategy+Business offered Sally the opportunity to write a major article, reflecting on what she’s witnessed and learned in 30 years observing and working with women leaders and what she sees going forward.

cover of How Women Rise

Sally Helgesen’s book, How Women Rise, co-authored with Marshall Goldsmith, explores specific behaviors that get in women’s way as they seek advancement. It also offers powerful solutions to help women realize their full potential.

Download the How Women Rise book club discussion guide.
Download the Twelve Behaviors that Keep Women Stuck guide.